Plan Your Visit
Maine Acadian Culture is not a National Park Service site in the traditional sense. That is, there are no federal lands under the care of the National Park Service to visit. Instead, Maine Acadian Culture is an effort by the National Park Service to assist in conserving the Acadian culture in Maine's St. John Valley. The National Park Service supports the Maine Acadian Heritage Council, which is an association of historical societies, cultural clubs, towns, and museums working together to preserve Acadian culture. These organizations operate a number of different attractions that will keep you occupied whether you plan to spend one day or a week in the St. John Valley.
Did You Know?
Maine Acadians speak "Valley French," a mixture of old French and English plus some Quebécois terms. "Valley French" is principally spoken rather than written.