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

Our hours of operation are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (admission stops at 3 p.m.), Tuesday-Sunday. We are closed on Mondays. 

General Admissions are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for children.


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Vermilionville offers a discounted rate for groups of 20 paying customers or more at $8 per adult and $5 per child.

Your group will receive 2 complimentary admissions for the tour operator and the    Motor-coach operator.

If you wish to schedule a group tour or to inquire about other visit options click here to fill out our booking inquiry form.



To ensure that we can fully accommodate a group, reservations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the tour and must include maximum numbers for the group.

Please use the booking request form at the bottom of the page. 

For a self-guided tour, we recommend no less than one-and-a-half hours in the village, with an orientation to start, and time in the gift shop after!  Please allow for at least two hours with us.

In order to receive the reduced admission rate, groups must be booked at least two weeks in advance.


Groups can take a self-guided tour, or opt for one of our guides to lead them through the village (we recommend 2 hours to complete the tour). We can provide 1 tour guide for every 25 guests at a rate of $35 (in addition to the admission cost). A tour guide must be booked at least two weeks in advance of your arrival date.


We also offer cooking demonstrations and dance lessons; both classes are 30 minutes each and cost $3 per person. There is also a watershed exhibit, which is a free guided educational tour of the environmental aspects of present-day Louisiana (15 people max per group, 45 minutes). Enhancements accompany a tour of the village and must be booked in conjunction with a visit. 


Vermilionville offers seasonal boat tours year-round (if the weather permits). Please contact Vermilionville for available dates. Boat tours are restricted to 15 passengers per trip at a rate of $8/person for 30 minutes, $10/person for 45 minutes and $12/person for 90 minutes (please note that 15 additional minutes are needed for loading and unloading). Boat tours must be booked in advance.


Vermilionville has a full-service restaurant and offers meal plans for groups and individuals. If your group has 20+ people and you have decided to book a group tour menu option, we can reduce your admission to $6/person for the village visit in conjunction with the lunch or a meal demo option (90 minute class). Please note that group tour participants are not permitted to eat lunch in La Cuisine de Maman; a pre-determined menu can be made by the tour operator and served in an area where we can better accommodate you. Click here to learn more


Deposits are required for meal plans and tour guides; 1/2 of the total cost must be paid two weeks before the group’s arrival date. We do not keep credit cards on file for deposits. If you would like to set up direct billing with our accounting department, please contact

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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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.

300 Fisher Road Lafayette, Louisiana 70508