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February 24, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Cinema on the Bayou presents the 50th Anniversary Presentation of Leonard Forest's Documentary: Les Acadians de la Dispersion. The film will be shown in high definition. And, for the first time will include English subtitles.
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February 24, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Vermilionville
All roads lead to Vermilionville (dancing shoes in hand) for community-wide discussions, dance demonstrations, art exhibit/sales and celebrations of traditional Cajun, Creole & Native American dance. This FREE event is part of our Local Learning Initiative at Vermilionville and is funded through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts & Decentralized Arts Funding in Louisiana.
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Opened in 1990, Vermilionville is a living history museum and folklife park that preserves and represents the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole cultures – from the time period 1765 to 1890. The park sits on a 23-acre site on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion with 19 attractions, including seven restored original homes with more than 13 local artisans that provide demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts performed by the early settlers.

Vermilionville offers several opportunities to tour our historic village and folklife park so your group can enjoy a look back at the past. You can take a self-guided tour of the village with our walking tour brochure that provides you will information about the village. We also offer guided tours at an extra cost that can be for one to two people or for large groups of adults or school children.

Large groups should be pre-scheduled in advance by calling (337) 233-4077 or by clicking here.


Directions

Vermilionville is located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana, right across from the Lafayette Regional Airport off of Surrey St.
Click here to view a map and for directions.

Hours

Vermilionville is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our historic village is closed on Mondays and for all major holidays including: New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

Admission

Regular Admission Adults (ages 19 – 65) $10 per person
Senior Citizens (age 65+) $8 per person
Students (ages 6 – 18) $6 per person
Children (under 6) No Charge 

Group Admission (Minimum of 20 People)

Adults (ages 19 – 65+): $7 per person
Students (ages 6 – 18): $5 per person
Children (under 6): No Charge 

Discounts

AAA: $9 Adult, $7 Senior, $5 Student
Military Active Plus Dependants: $5 Admission, $7 Seniors & Retired
Le Guide Routard: $5 Admission
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni: $6 Admission
Louisiana Public Broadcasting: $2 Off Admission
National Preservation for Historic Trust: $2 Off Admission             

Accessibility

Vermilionville’s entire 32-acre site is completely handicap-accessible, from our Welcome Center to our restaurant and even our historic homes. All of our attractions are outfitted with a wide ramp for wheelchair and walker access. If you require a wheelchair for your tour and are not traveling with one, simply inquire when you arrive and we will equip you with one.