Plan Your Visit

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 throughout St. John Valley.

Exterior of the Tante Blanche Museum
Tante Blanche Museum


When to visit and when.

The landcape is filled with trees, homes, and the river with a white fence in the foreground.
Out across the valley.


Directions & Transportation
By car, by plane, by train.

Acadian Villiage, Van Buren, Maine
Acadian Villiage, Van Buren, Maine


Museums, villages, and stations galore.

Panoramic of Allagash River.
Allagash River


Things to Do
Learn more about the area.

Yellow field of canola plants.
Field of yellow canola plants.


Upcoming events and dates.

Firearms in National Parks

The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.

Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.

The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting. For more information about Maine gun laws please visit their website.

Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

Last updated: January 21, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 88
Madawaska, ME 04756


(207) 728-6826

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