Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Side Trips from New Orleans Sights

Acadian Cultural Center

  • 501 Fisher Rd. Map It
  • Lafayette

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

A unit of the National Park Service, the center traces the history of the area through numerous audiovisual exhibits of food, music, and folklore. Be sure to watch the introductory film, which is a dramatization of the Explusion of the Acadians (1755–1764), when the British deported the descendants of French settlers in the maritime provinces of Canada to the 13 colonies. Clips from the 1929 silent movie Evangeline (a fictional account based on the Longfellow

poem of an Acadian girl's search for her lost love) are incorporated in the film; film buffs will love it. Ranger-guided boat tours of Bayou Vermilion take place March through June and September through November in a traditional Cajun boat.

Read More

Sight Information


501 Fisher Rd., Lafayette, Louisiana, 70508, United States

Map It




Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Fri. 9 am–4:30 pm, Sat. 8:30 am–noon.

Updated 04/10/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss