300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA, US
Bio: Vermilionville, a heritage and folklife museum, portrays the rich cultures of the Cajuns, Creoles and Native Americans. On the banks of the Bayou Vermilion, the historic village contains 19 structures, including seven original homes, which are filled with artifacts reflecting life in the Acadiana area between 1765 and 1890. A detailed interpretive walking brochure or personal guides escort visitors through the village. In many of the structures, costumed historical interpreters authentically demonstrate traditional crafts or musical styles with a distinctly French accent. Cooking demonstrations, a full-service restaurant and a gift shop enhance the experience. Bayou boat tours are available March through May and September through November. Vermilionville's quaint 1800s setting provides a charming atmosphere for school tours, group tours, reunions, business luncheons, crawfish boils, barbecues, retirement parties, recognition banquets, holiday socials, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings, receptions, dances, musical performances and more!