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September 3, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cooking School
During September's workshop, you will learn from and work with Michelina "Mimi" DelGizzi, who will teach you how to make ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. The class is limited to 8 people, and cost is $40 per person. Students will leave the class with all of the supplies and tools needed to continue their newly acquired skill at home, including pots, cups, strainers, etc. To register, click here, or call 337.233.4077 or e-mail Vville@BayouVermilionDistr ict.org.
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September 4, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Come dance the afternoon away at Vermilionville's Performance Center with Donny Broussard & Louisiana Stars. Admission is $10 and refreshments will be available for this smoke-free family-friendly event. For more information call (337) 233-4077.
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Where History Is Hands-On


 

VERMILIONVILLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE 2016 SOUTH LOUISIANA FLOODS. We hope to reopen by the beginning of September. Please check back for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

 

Directions

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.

Hours

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. 

Admission

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. 
 

Discounts

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             

Accessibility

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.