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Address: 123 S New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA
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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 drink in all of the detail of the wall size mural. Take your time.

Reviewed 13 January 2017
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Saint Martinville, Louisiana
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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 Nova Scotia.

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Longview, Texas
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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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Thank tomthbomb
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Thank P G
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank RobertDeb
Lafayette, Louisiana
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 the wall. A park ranger from the Longfellow-Evangeline State Park came down with some traditional... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 it a pilgrimage place. Very interesting museum next door, on local history and the black... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
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.

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Ennis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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 to this area. Next door there is a museum split into 2 sections. The left... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
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 upon the story of the local families of the region who were forced to leave... More 

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Florida
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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 forced to resettle here, from Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island areas, by the British.... More 

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