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Acadian Cultural Center

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:30
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Nice free information center

Very interesting spot to learn about the area past and development of the local culture. Many... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Excellent presentation and film

A very informative exhibit and an outstanding film by the National Park Service on the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting spot to learn about the area past and development of the local culture. Many displays of historic photos, tools, life styles. Video is worth watching but wasn't impressed with the approach or "land theme" in it. Better if they would just stick with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative exhibit and an outstanding film by the National Park Service on the history of the forced expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia and the arrival of a remnant in Louisiana. The film is every hour on the hour.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center itself had some interesting information but it has the worst video imaginable. No real information on who the Arcadians actually are, just a very very slow paced story about how they were an oppressed and displaced people by both the British and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 272daler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was kind of strange to find a national park service site in a city park, but it makes sense when you realize it is one of the far flung units of the Jean Lafite National Historic Park. It is a good place to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is part of the National Park system and is basically a museum. The movie and displays were helpful to see before we toured Vermilionville next door.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This should be your first stop, before going to Vermillionville or one of the other living history sites. It provides the broader perspective needed to understand how the Cajuns arrived in Louisiana and how they made a living once they did. The orientation film is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

First of all it tells you the story of the Acadian people. Second this place is part of very big national park. Last the people who work here are very nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The culture of Acaians is fascinating and the center does a great job of displaying what it was like.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

I have learned a lot about the Acadian history thanks to this museum. It is free but well done. The staff is friendly. The video presents is a quick summary of the history of the Acadian people; which I find very sad.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike T
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Very informative and attractively displayed photos and artifacts. Large displays that detail all aspects of Acadian life. The film is a must see which clearly and dramatically tells the story of the Arcadian diaspora.

Date of experience: April 2018
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9 January 2015|
Response from PolkaIsFun | Reviewed this property |
The Acadian Cultural Center is open Tues- Fri 9- 4;30 and 8;30- 12 noon on Saturdays. It is closed Sun & Mon. It is free. They play a film on the history of the Acadian people and how they came here and would eventually... More