Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Walking Tour of Vermilionville

While in Louisiana I enjoyed a lovely morning tour of "Vermilionville".

Vermilionville is a living history museum, whose purpose is to preserve and interpret authentic elements of folk life and cultures of the Cajun and Creole heritage. The settlement of Vermilion is now know as Lafayette.

The park seeks to enlighten visitors about the history and culture of acadiana.

Beau Bassin house was built around 1840.

La Maison Mouton is a reconstruction of an 1810 house with a detached kitchen and forge.

La Maison Buller is a beautiful house built in 1803.

The Chapelle des Attakapas is a reproduction of a Catholic church.

La Maison Boucvalt was built in 1860.

The Amand Broussard House at Fausse Point, built in 1790, is the oldest and largest of the houses at Vermilionville.

L'Academie de Vermilionville is a reproduction of a typical 1890's schoolhouse.

A lovely nature trail of native plants runs alongside the houses.


Bell said...

I'd like to detach my kitchen some days. :)

Mrs. H. said...

I like to think of my crock pot as my modern day "detached" kitchen! haha! :-)