THE ACADIAN CULTURAL CENTER IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 SAFETY CONCERNS. NO RE-OPENING DATE HAS BEEN DETERMINED. GROUNDS AT THE CENTER ARE OPEN FOR PEDESTRIAN ACCESS. Closure at the center was determined following guidance from the CDC, state and local health authorities, and NPS Public Health Services officers. Learn more at the alerts and conditions page.
TEMPORARILY CANCELLED Dulcimer Jam - 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. 9:30-11:00 a.m. Free.
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 park 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
Special programs by reservation:
For more information on Cajun history and culture, visit
Last updated: July 6, 2020