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Visit the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site to learn more about the Acadians and Creole that settled along Bayou Teche. Tour the interpretive center, Maison Oliver, an original Creole plantation built in 1850, and a reconstruction of an Acadian farmstead replete with home furnishings, artifacts and tools, including those needed to harvest and process moss. Get a sense of daily life in the past through costumed-interpreters and guided tours, stroll the walking paths and look for wildlife. The park is named for renowned poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his epic poem, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. Written in 1847, the poem speaks of the expulsion of the Acadian people from Canada in 1755 and their arrival in Louisiana. There is a small entrance fee. Longfellow fans will also want to make a pilgrimage to the Evangeline Monument which features a sculpture of Evangeline near the Church of St. Martin de Tours.
1200 North Main Street
Saint Martinville, LA
Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site
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