Membership

Membership Packages

To process your Vermilionville membership online you can select which member level you wish to join below and process your membership through PayPal or Online Payment.

We can also process your new membership and your future renewals by calling (337) 233-4077 x 207

Tuesday – Sunday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

SENIOR: $50

  • All Benefits of an Ami Membership at a discounted rate

AMI: $75

  • Free Museum admission for you plus a guest
  • Vermilionville special event discounts
  • Gift Shop: La Boutique discounts
  • Restaurant: La Cuisine de Maman discounts
  • Quarterly Newsletter: La Raconteur

STUDENT: $25

  • All the benefits of an Ami membership at a discounted rate

LA FAMILLE: $125

  • All the benefits of an Ami membership
  • Free admission for you plus 3 guests and everyone under 18
  • Membership benefits and free admission to over 1000 museums and institutions through the North American Museum Association (NARM)
  • Discounts on music, cooking, language, dance lessons, and local accommodations, and more through our community partners (routing)
  • Discounts to entertainment events

JOIE DE VIVRE: $250

  • All the benefits of a family membership
  • Free admission for you plus 5 guests and everyone under 18

VERMILIONAIRE: $1000

  • All the benefits of a Joie de Vivre membership
  • “Behind the Scenes” tour of BVD and Vermilionville
  • Listed on the BVD & Vermilionville websites as a Major Contributor

GOLD MEMBER: $2500

  • All the benefits of a Vermilionaire membership
  • Exclusive discount and VIP seating at entertainment events

PLATINUM MEMBER: $5,000

  • All the benefits of a Gold membership
  • Exclusive discount on 1 event rental per year (restrictions may apply)

MEMBERSHIP

Since its opening in 1990, Vermilionville has become one of Louisiana’s premier tourist attractions welcoming more than 65,000 visitors each year from around the world. One of the largest museums of its kind, its campus spans a 23-acre site along the banks of the Bayou Vermilion. This cultural institution consists of 19 attractions, including 9 original, restored homes filled with more than 3,000 artifacts.

More than 20 local artisans dressed in period attire provide demonstrations and interpret a variety of authentic elements of folklife culture in both English and French. In 2018, Vermilionville hosted more than 100 events celebrating and educating our guests about everything that makes Lafayette unique: language, music and dance, traditional arts, agriculture and landscaping, architecture, beliefs and customs, cuisine, traditional holidays and festivals, and much, much more.  Your annual memberships, donations and support help us in the ongoing efforts to preserve our history, culture, and natural resources.

 

These terms and conditions form the basis of the agreement through which Vermilionville will deliver membership services to members.  Any user of the Vermilionville Member Program is deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions of this agreement. 

 

  1. Membership Levels

The Vermilionville Member Program entitles members to the following benefits:

 

  • Ami (Friend) – $75
    • Free museum admission for you plus a guest
    • Vermilionville special event discounts ($2 off special event admission rates)
    • Gift Shop: La Boutique discounts
      • 10% discount year-round on non-consignment items
      • 20% discount between Thanksgiving and Christmas on non-consignment items
    • Restaurant: La Cuisine de Maman discounts
      • 10% discount on Daily Lunch Specials or Weekend Buffet
    • Quarterly Newsletter: La Raconteur
  • Student – $25
    • All the benefits of an Ami membership at a discounted rate
  • Senior – $50
    • All the benefits of an Ami membership at a discounted rate
  • La Famille (Family) – $125
    • All the benefits of an Ami membership
    • Free admission for you plus 3 guests and everyone under 18
    • Member benefits and free admission to over 1000 museums and institutions through the North American Museum Association (NARM). For more information about your NARM reciprocal membership, visit this web address:  http://narmassocation.org/learn-more/.
    • Discounts on music, cooking, language, dance lessons, and local accommodations, and more through our community partners.
      • (Moriah Istre Hargrave – need to figure out membership log-in)
      • (Christophe Landry – need to figure out membership log-in)
    • Discounts to entertainment events
  • Joie de Vivre – $250
    • All the benefits of a Family membership
    • Free admission for you plus 5 guests and everyone under 18
  • Vermilionaire – $1,000
    • All the benefits of a Joie de Vivre membership
    • “Behind the Scenes” tour of BVD and Vermilionville
    • Listed on the BVD & Vermilionville websites as a Major Contributor
  • Gold Member – $2,500
    • All the benefits of a Vermilionaire membership
    • Exclusive discount and VIP seating at entertainment events
  • Platinum Member – $5,000
    • All the benefits of a Gold membership
    • Exclusive discount on 1 event rental per year (restrictions may apply)
  1. Certain Conditions

Memberships are for individual use only and are non-transferable.

  1. Term

The membership term is one year and is valid immediately.  Expiration date is one year from the last date of the month of purchase.  A renewal extends the existing expiration date of the membership by one year from the date of purchase or by the expiration date if purchase date is prior to expiration date.  (Renewing in advance will not reduce existing membership term.)

  1. Pausing

Vermilionville offers its members the option to pause their membership at any time, no questions asked.  When you pause your membership, you can choose the length of this paused state, from 1 month up to 1 year.  Your membership will be paused on the first day of the start month.  While your membership is paused, you (and any other members listed on your account) will not have access to member benefits.  When your pause state ends, your membership will automatically resume with no penalty.  You can un-pause and resume your membership at any time before the scheduled resume date.  To pause your membership contact the Membership Department by calling 337-233-4077, 207, or via email at [email protected].

  1. Cancellation; Termination

You have the right to cancel your membership at any time.  If you cancel your membership, you will only be entitled to a full refund of your new or renewal membership fee within thirty days of the purchase date of the membership.  No refunds will be available after such thirty day period.  You may cancel your membership by calling Member Services at 337-233-4077, 207, or via email at [email protected].

 

Vermilionville may terminate your membership without notice, for any reason in our sole discretion, including without limitation our belief that continued use of such membership would violate any provisions of this agreement, applicable law, or otherwise be harmful to our interests.  In the event of any such termination, you will not be entitled to a refund of your membership fee.

  1. Privacy Policy

As a member, the information we capture, including information collected to process payment transitions, is private and will neither be distributed nor sold.  Vermilionville will only use your information to communicate information pertinent to you as a member.

  1. Changes to This Agreement

Vermilionville may change the terms of this agreement at any time without notice or liability by posting a revised agreement on the Member Program website located at.  Any change shall take effect immediately, unless otherwise provided.  You may view the current version of this agreement at any time online at .  You may also obtain a copy from Member Services by calling 337-233-4077, ext. 207 or via email at [email protected].

 

This Agreement was last modified in 2019.

 

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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

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

Rentals

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

Experience

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

Shop

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.

Dine

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.

Educate

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

Photography

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

HOURS

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.

 

 

 

Copyright ©2019 Bayou Vermilion
District All Rights Reserved

REGULAR ADMISSION

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

GROUP ADMISSION (MINIMUM OF 20 PEOPLE)

*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.

DISCOUNTS

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

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ACCESSIBILITY

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.

DIRECTIONS

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

300 Fisher Road Lafayette, Louisiana 70508