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Acadian Memorial

123 S New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582-4523
+1 337-394-2233
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Twin Mural

The Acadian Mural is home to an eternal flame surrounded by mosaic coat of arms of traditional... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
CajunGypsyBelle
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Saint Martinville, Louisiana
Not to miss and close to the Evangeline Oak park

The story of the Acadian's trek to south Louisiana is told here and told well. It takes time to... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
tomthbomb
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Longview, Texas
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The Acadian Memorial and its Museum honor the 3000 Acadians who arrived in Louisiana between 1764 and 1785, as well as their connections with the Cajuns of today. A mural, wall of names, memorial garden and audio tour await you in the Acadian Memorial, while the history of the Acadian people and their journey toward the Cajun identity, including the Acadian Deportation Quilt, make up the Museum.
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123 S New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582-4523
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The Acadian Mural is home to an eternal flame surrounded by mosaic coat of arms of traditional Acadian last names. The mural by Robert Dafford depicts real Acadian heritage, special models with Cajun heritage were chosen to illustrate. A twin mural is on exhibit in...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

The story of the Acadian's trek to south Louisiana is told here and told well. It takes time to drink in all of the detail of the wall size mural. Take your time.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Was closed in August 2016 due to flood.. Check before making travel arrangements here. Signage on door stated not sure when they would re-open. Just check before going.

Thank P G
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I'm embarrassed to admit how little I knew of Acadian history after spending 21 years, my whole youth, in southern Louisiana. This museum was just packed with accessible information, pictures and artifacts.

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

We went here on National Acadian Day, August 15th, and there was a bunch of fun activities for us to partake in. First, there is a wall of names of the people who were exiled from Nova Scotia. We found my wife's maiden name on...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Do not miss the memorial, with the splendid mural depicting the arrival of the Acadians on Bayou Teche and the story told in English or in French. The opposite wall gives the names of all Acadians who arrived in Louisiana between 1765 and 1885, making...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2015

We love St Martinville. Not only is a historic town, but also very quaint with shops and Evangeline/Acadian sights and stories. The church is beautiful, and highlights our Acadian heritage. The artist used present day descendants to represent their ancestors.

Thank RitaBrandley
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

St Martinville is a nice village where you will find the Acadian Memorial. There is a large mural with audio, which tells the story of the Acadians that fled here. On the opposite side there is a wall filled with names of people who traveled...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

One of the museums in town, is the Acadian Memorial. it has a companion musuem of the African American Museum, For a combined fee of three dollars, you can see both and it is a bargain at twice the price. The Acadian Memorial is based...More

1  Thank NJTravellingfool
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Staying in a local B&B, we walked over to the Memorial museum, and for $3 pp. you can take the tour of both buildings (Black American history & Acadian). The beautiful mural provides a talking history of what the first Acadians went through, upon being...More

Thank FLworldwanderer
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