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Fun stop for Opelousas area history

This was a great little stop for Opelousas area history. The buildings and grounds are well taken... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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A collection of historic buildings from the mid-1800s on.

A walk through time, with several restored Cajun and South Louisiana homes and business buildings... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Francis J
Opelousas, Louisiana
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828 E Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570-7385
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great little stop for Opelousas area history. The buildings and grounds are well taken care of and feature actual artifacts. Of particular interest is the “Venus House”, a residence dating back to the 1700’s and once home to a freed slave. All...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A walk through time, with several restored Cajun and South Louisiana homes and business buildings. Nice setting in a park with several live oaks trees.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Stop at the village and the history was very interesting. The info lady was super nice and very informative.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

It was fun to walk around and look at the buildings that had been moved to this area to preserve them from being torn down. Sadly the day we were there they only had 4 of the buildings open for you to go inside and...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a very cute and informative place. Jim Bowie was married and had children in this city, but they were wiped out by an epidemic. Jim Bowie then left for Texas. The ladies here were very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Wonderful collection of old buildings brought to this location from Opelousas and surrounding towns. You visit each building at your own pace and they are wonderfully accessible. The country store is exceptional. Step back in time to the 1800s and earlier. The Louisiana Orphan Train...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Took pictures for the Christmas lighting. It is always a remarkable time of the year to go and enjoy the community

Thank sonnier5433
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It was an enjoyable experience. We were able to see the village on our own. The visitor center staff were very helpful. They even assisted us with our next excursion.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This place is a local gem. Despite growing up in the area ALL of my childhood, I never know this was here. What a pleasant surprise!!! Fantastic history right in your back yard. Great place to take the kids to teach them a bit of...More

Thank Gwen F
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I went to see the Orphan Train Museum. The museum is humble and informative. I was introduced to Vieux Village by that. The people in the information center were informative............and it was a very relaxing time. I would suggest going there if you want to...More

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