Family Packages: Music  & Dance | Culinary | Environmental Science | Bayou Adventure | Living History | Classroom Rental 

We are thrilled that you are interested in visiting Vermilionville with your class. We strive to offer an educational and entertaining outing for students referred to as Cultural Excursions. If you’d like to schedule a field trip, please contact Melissa at [email protected]

Your group has the choice of either a Guided or Self-Guided Tour. If you choose the guided tour option, the tour guide fee is $35 per guide and he/she will lead the group throughout the village. If you choose the self-guided tour option, you will be provided with village talking points prior to your visit and brochures with a map to help you navigate your way throughout the village upon arrival. Please note, if you wish to use tour guides they must be scheduled in advance and deposits are required. We are available anytime if you would like (or need) to make adjustments to your schedule or planned enhancements. 

Each group is limited to 25 warm bodies per group (including adults and students). This number is allowed due to fire marshal codes and to ensure the protection of our artifacts. If you are interested in planning a trip to see our historic village, please fill out the form below and our Tour Coordinator will contact you to customize your experience based on your budget and time frame.

*Please keep in mind that we may not be able to book your group on your preferred date if other schools are already on our calendar. However, we will work with you to find another suitable date. 

Watershed Exhibit Tours, Macroinvertebrate & Water Quality Sampling activities can be added individually as part of a regular Vermilionville Tour Package. Or, they can be scheduled as a package focusing on our Environmental Science Educational activities. Click here if you would like to schedule an Environmental Science Field Trip.

Please contact the Tour Coordinator, Melissa, at 337.233.4077 x.199 or [email protected] to schedule your visit today.

Daily Menu


Sunday Buffet 10/18

Our Sunday Buffet is BACK! All you can eat, staff-served buffet: Red Beans and Sausage, Pork Stew with Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Corn, and Green Beans, Buttermilk Biscuit, Green Salad 11am-2pm The Sunday Concert featuring T’Monde starts at 1pm

Sat 24

Le Jam à Vermilionville: Acoustic Jam Sessions

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 24

Gregg Martinez CD Release Event

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 25
Mon 26

Tour Enhancements

Time Allotment

Additional Cost

Dance Lessons 30 minutes 3$ per student
Cooking Demonstrations 30 minutes 4$ per student
Ragdoll Classes 30 minutes 3$ per student
Plate or Bag Lunches 30 minutes – 45 minutes Starting at $7.50 per student
Boat Tours 30 or 90 minutes (+15 minutes for loading) $4 or $8 student, respectively
Watershed Exhibit Tour 30 minutes Included in Admission
Water Quality Sampling (D.O.) (6th grade & up) 30 minutes $1 per student
Macroinvertebrate Sampling (3rd grade & up) 30 minutes $1 per student
Gift Shop 15 minutes Free
Orientation 15 minutes Obligatory

Booking Inquiry Form

Bonjour! We are excited to work with you in order to plan a fun, educational day for your students. The information required below will greatly help in expediting the booking process. Our operation hours are from 10 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday - Sunday.
Group rates apply to groups of 20 or more.

Student Admission: $5

Adult Admission: $8*

Adult Admission: $10**

Enhancements: $3 per person***

Bag Lunch: $7 - $8.50

*We allow 1 complimentary chaperone for every 10 students. Ex: 67 students, 6 complimentary adults.

**If more parents show up on the day of and were not included in your final count, they'll have to pay $10.

***Boat tour price will increase if you choose a 45-minute or 90-minute tour. Boat tour prices are different for adults. Please inquire if you wish to include this enhancement. We can only fit 16 warm bodies on the boat at one time.

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The Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife park provide a wonderful educational experience for children and young adults. Combining school field trips with the educational aspects provided in classroom create a sense of historical relevance. The benefits of combining the two provide students to place a visual up-close example of the lives of early Acadians as they settled in the region. We appreciate any and all feedback you can provide us to continue to offer a unique experience at our historic village. If you could please take a few minutes to fill out the form below we would greatly appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Vermilionville Tour Evaluation

Please take a few minutes to fill out our tour evaluation.

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Book a Tour

The Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife park provide a wonderful educational experience for adults and children alike. Book a tour today.


Weddings can feature a variety of appetizer items, banquet style meals, a barbecue or crawfish boil offered through our on-site catering department. 


Canoe and Kayak Rentals allow paddlers and adventurers  an opportunity to enjoy the timeless beauty of Bayou Vermilion at their leisure


Experience some of the main attractions at Vermilionville such as Historic Homes, and immerse yourself in the rich history of Acadiana


Vermilionville’s gift shop, La Boutique, offers a unique selection of Cajun, Creole and Native American arts and crafts, as well as literature and music CD’s from the area.


Be honest : you’re here because you’re craving something authentic, right? And by the grace of good taste, you’ve found yourself at our kitchen.


Education is a main focus at Vermilionville.  We strive to offer an educational and entertaining outing for students referred to as Cultural Excursions.


Thank you for your interest in using Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park as a backdrop for your photo sessions.


Vermilionville is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that we stop taking admission at 3:00 p.m. daily as it takes approximately an hour to an hour and thirty minutes to tour our historic village.

Our historic village is closed on Mondays and for major holidays including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


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Adults (ages 19 – 65): $10.00 per person

Senior Citizens (age 65+): $8.00 per person

Students (ages 5 – 18): $6.00 per person

Children (under 5): No Charge


*Adults (ages 19 – 65+): $8.00 per person

Students (ages 5 – 18): $5.00 per person

Children (under 5): No Charge

* Disclaimer: In order to receive the reduced admission rate, groups must be booked in advance and one payment made upon arrival.


AAA: Adult $9.00, Senior $7.00, Student $5.00

Active Military plus Dependants: $5.00; $7.00 Senior & Retired

Le Guide Routard: $6.00

ULL’s Alumni Association (must present current member ID): $6.00

Louisiana Public Broadcasting: $2.00 Off Admission

National Preservation for Historic Trust: $2.00 off Admission


Vermilionville is completely handicap-accessible. Our attractions are outfitted with a wide ramp for wheelchair and walker access. If you require a wheelchair, please inquire in the gift shop and we will be happy to provide you with one to utilize during your visit.


Vermilionville is located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana, right across from the Lafayette Regional Airport off of Surrey St.