Where History Is Hands-On
On the cultural side of our mission, the Bayou Vermilion District opened the Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park as a way to
increase appreciation for the history, culture, and natural resources of the Native Americans, Acadians, Creoles, and people of African descent
in the Attakapas region through the end of the 1800s. Through historic interpretation and conservation along the Bayou Vermilion, we strive
to educate guests on the interactions of these groups and the connections between past and contemporary folklife, thus empowering guests to
apply these lessons from our shared histories. Since its opening in 1990, the historic village has become one of Lafayette’s premier tourist
attractions welcoming more than 60,000 visitors each year from around the world.
Vermilionville sits on a beautiful tree-covered 23-acre site on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion with 19 attractions, including seven restored
original homes with costumed artisans that provide demonstrations on crafts performed by the early settlers. Vermilionville provides its guests
with a place for history, music, food, cultural exchange, historic architecture and much more.
Vermilionville is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please keep in mind that we stop taking admission at 3 p.m.
daily as it takes approximately an hour to an hour and thirty minutes to tour our historic village.
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.
Regular Admission Adults (ages 19 – 65) $10 per person
Senior Citizens (age 65+) $8 per person
Students (ages 5 – 18) $6 per person
Children (under 5) No Charge
Group Admission (Minimum of 20 People)Adults* (ages 19 – 65+): $8 per person
Students (ages 5 – 18): $5 per person
Children (under 5): No Charge
* Disclaimer: In order to receive the reduced admission rate, groups must be booked in advance and one payment made upon arrival.
DiscountsAAA: $9 Adult, $7 Senior, $5 Student
Military Active Plus Dependants: $5 Admission, $7 Seniors & Retired
Le Guide Routard: $6 Admission
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association (must present current member ID): $6 Admission
Louisiana Public Broadcasting: $2 Off Admission
National Preservation for Historic Trust: $2 Off Admission
Vermilionville is completely handicap-accessible. Our attractions are outfitted with a wide ramp for wheelchair and walker access. If you require
a wheelchair, please inquire in the gift shop and we will be happy to provide you with one to utilize during your visit.
Vermilionville is located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana, right across from the Lafayette Regional Airport off of Surrey St.