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November 25, 2015
8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Vermilionville's Performance Center
Celebrate Thanksgiving early with Jo-El Sonnier. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $10. No advance tickets for sale. No outside food or beverage.

November 28, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Performance Center
Community Coffee Company presents Vermilionville's weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the area’s finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. Special thanks to the Community Coffee for for sponsoring our weekly jams, as well as to the Cajun French Music Association for additional support!
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Where History Is Hands-On

Opened in 1990, Vermilionville is a living history museum and folklife park that promotes and propagates the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole people – from the time period 1765 to 1890. The park sits on a 23-acre site on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion with 19 attractions, including seven restored original homes with more than 13 local artisans that provide demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts performed by the early settlers.


Vermilionville is located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana, right across from the Lafayette Regional Airport off of Surrey St.
Click here to view a map and for directions.


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. 


AAA: $9 Adult, $7 Senior, $5 Student
Military Active Plus Dependants: $5 Admission, $7 Seniors & Retired
Le Guide Routard: $6 Admission
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’s entire 32-acre site is completely handicap-accessible, from our Welcome Center to our restaurant and even our historic homes. All of our attractions are outfitted with a wide ramp for wheelchair and walker access. If you require a wheelchair for your tour and are not traveling with one, simply inquire when you arrive and we will equip you with one.