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 under 12 and seniors over 62. Open 9:00am-5:00pm, Tues.-Sat. (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