Monday, July 14, 2014

A Visit to Vermilionville

If your Frugal Family Travelers love living history as much as our do, then you will want to plan a visit to Vermilionville.   Located in Lafayette and with approximately 23-acres and structures dating between 1665 to 1890, Vermilionville is an amazing representation of Acadian culture.   Local artisans demonstrating crafts, carving, music and other aspects of life for the early settlers, makes this a great "hands on" learning environment that's fun for the whole family!  Our Frugal Family Travelers particularly loved meeting and talking to the carving artisan who was on site and also with a fiddler sharing music.  We really loved the old ferry and ferrying ourselves across the bayou to view another section of the park!

Bring sunscreen and water.  Water fountain is available on site.
Click Here to download a copy of the walking tour guide!
Be sure to check the area for letterboxes!!  To discover more about letterboxing Click Here to read the information previously posted on our blog.
Prices:  Adults (ages19-65+):  $7;  Studnets (ages 5-18): $5; Children under 5 no charge!
Vermilionville allows only service animals on the grounds.Vermillionville hosts special events throughout the year.  Click here  to discover the events to be held in the upcoming months.  Acadian Culture Day is a FREE event at Vermilionville and is on August 2nd, 10:00-5:00.

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