Tour Group Packages
Please book groups in advance
Package 1, Self-Guided Tour: Visit the Acadian Memorial and the Cultural Heritage Center, which houses the African-American Museum and the Museum of the Acadian Memorial. Open 10:00am-4:30pm daily. $3 adults, children under 12 free. Time req .1 hr.
Package 2, Guided Tour: Take a guided tour through both the Acadian Memorial and the Cultural Heritage Center; listen to the story of Evangeline under the Oak; visit St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church and the Maison Duchamp to learn about St. Martinville’s history and development. English and French; By appointment 8:00am-4:30pm daily, except for major holidays. $7 adults and $5 K-12 students. Time req. 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Additional Sample Itineraries
Evangeline Oak Park: Take a stroll around the Historic Evangeline Oak Tree and Boardwalk along the Bayou Teche. Time req. 20 min.
St. Martin Square: Visit the “Mother Church of the Acadians” St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. Walk around the square to see the Presbytère, Parish Hall, Evangeline Statue, Attakapas Statue, Monument honoring Acadians in the American Revolution, and more. Time req. 45 min.
Historic District Walking Tour: The Historic District boasts of 50 historic landmarks/sites and registered historic buildings in downtown St. Martinville. Many of the sites continue to host local businesses such as gift shops and cafes. The Historic District is notable for its contributions to architecture, commerce, and exploration/settlement. Time req. 1 hr.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site: Located on the grounds of a former sugar plantation, the site offers tours of Maison Olivier, a Creole Plantation House c. 1815, a reproduction Farmstead, and Acadian and Creole exhibits and artifacts. Admission $4, free for children 3 and under and seniors 62 and over. Open 9:00am-5:00pm, Wed.-Sun.(337) 394-4284. Time req. 1.5 - 2hrs.
*ATTENTION TEACHERS: We have activity sheets available for students to complete while visiting the St. Martinville Cultural Heritage Center. Students use treasure-hunt strategy to fill in blanks and complete a set of rhymes, revealing key points in South Louisiana's African-American and Acadian history and culture. Please request sheets when booking tour. Here are additional links for curriculums:
Tourist Information Center
located in the lobby of the St. Martinville Cultural Heritage Center
125 S. New Market St.
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Interested in visiting historic St. Martinville? Please take a few minutes to read our tour options and prices. We've also provided PDF versions below of our brochure and town map. Please call the tourism office at 337-394-2233 to reserve your tour. We have included a Group Tour Request Form available for download.
Vous aimeriez visiter la Ville historique de St-Martin? Prenez svp quelques minutes pour découvrir des options et dex prix. Il y a aussi des versions PDF en bas de notre brochure (bilingue) et le plan du carré historique. Appelez l'Office du Tourisme au 337-394-2233 pour réserver votre visite. Le formulaire se trouve en bas.
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St. Martinville Tourism is closed during the COVID19 pandemic. The African American Museum and the Acadian Memorial and Museum are closed, and we will not be offering tours during this period. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. We hope you are well and safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our historic city!