Acadian Cultural Center - Lafayette
Construction but no closures: Work is currently underway to convert the parking lot lights to LED (saving energy and money). The center will be open as usual during the work though small sections of the parking lot may be closed off as needed as work progresses.
Special program: Join the Cajun Dulcimer Society and its core group, the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society from Baton Rouge for dulcimer music---Cajun, country, Celtic, folk, and hymns. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in or just enjoy. Free. 9:30-11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 12
Special exhibit: Discover the remarkable life of the Marquis de Lafayette, French aristocrat and hero of the American Revolutionary War, through a bilingual exhibit in French and English. Free. Through Friday, October 30.
The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette tells stories of the origins, migration, settlement, and contemporary culture of the Acadians (Cajuns) and other area groups. Ranger programs, films, exhibits, and events share a variety of local traditions including music, story-telling, dance, and food, and explore the mysteries of the Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana's wildest place. Portable media players with guided tours of the museum in French, Spanish, and English can be borrowed at the visitor center information desk. Kids can explore the center and earn a badge with the Junior Ranger program. The center's museum store sells local crafts, music, and books, including cookbooks and children's stories. Admission to the center is free. Follow these links for the park's calendar of events, exhibits, and programs; for directions and transportation options; and for accessibility information.
501 Fisher Road, Lafayette
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Special events and programs
For more information on Cajun history and culture, visit