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Acadian Memorial & Museum

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This museum is 2 in one. On one side is the story of how the people who are known as "Cajun" came... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Longview, Texas
Intetesting Acadian History

Last year we visited Nova Scotia where the Acadian diaspora sadly started. So on this trip to along... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Joseph B
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Discover the story of the Acadians who arrived in Louisiana in the 19th century through a historical exhibit and a Memorial which honors all 3,000 who arrived with a mural by Robert Dafford and audio interactive, a Wall of Names, an Eternal Flame...more
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121 S New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582-4523
+1 337-394-2258
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This museum is 2 in one. On one side is the story of how the people who are known as "Cajun" came to be. Where they came from and why. The history is fascinating considering it is a story of a whole ethnic group is...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Dangerous design. People have been burned & hospitalized from the unmarked, unguarded "eternal flame" in the center of patio memorial. A beautiful mural, exhibits, garden. Such a meaningful memorial. However, it is deeply irresponsible for the flame to remain as it is after injuries and...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Last year we visited Nova Scotia where the Acadian diaspora sadly started. So on this trip to along the Gulf Coast we decided to close the loop and see the end journey of the people who ended up on Louisianna. Saint Martinville is considered the...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Please don't miss this attraction but call ahead. We were here between Christmas and New Years and it was not open. I can recommend it from a previous visit. The mural and other depictions of the Acadian lifestyle from years ago is a must see.

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Reviewed October 14, 2016

Was closed in August of 2016, due to historic floods. Signage on door stated unknown re-opening date, so I would check before just showing up. There are other great sites to see in St. Martinville and New Iberia, but check before going to these museums.

Thank P G
Reviewed May 28, 2016

I've recently taken an interest in genealogy, and this place was a must once I looked up my Cajun ancestors. A number of them are named on the memorial wall, and some of them were born and worked in St. Martinville.

Thank Marisa C
Reviewed September 23, 2015

Very interesting and a good way to get a history of the area. A step back in time forgotten. Takes about an hour to go through the museum and tour.

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stopped after a recommendation by a local shop owner... nothing flashy, but a poignant introduction to Cajun history.

Thank solounviajero
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Thanks to my sister and her love for Ancestry.com, I know far more about our Cajun roots. This little town and museum tells the old story of how 'cajun' came to be with the exiles from Acadia. This is worth the stop on your tour...More

1  Thank nParadise101
Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is truly amazing that a small town could have such a wonderful museum displaying the history of its people and their ancestors that settled the bayou country. Do not miss the video presentation on the history of the Acadians, their journey to Louisiana and...More

Thank Michael W
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