Erath, Louisiana – The Home of Cajun Culture

Erath, Louisiana – The Home of Cajun Culture

Erath is a small town in the Vermilion Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana and part of the Abbeville Micropolitan Statistical Area. The town houses the Acadian Museum which is a strong proof of the rich Acadian culture in the community.

The Acadian Museum


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This museum is consists of three rooms – The Acadian Rom, The Erath Room and the Prairie Bayou Cajun Room.

  • Acadian Room – This has the items that commemorate the Acadian history from the very first moment they arrived in 1603 until their deportation which was demonstrated in the poster entitled “Acadia – The Odyssey of a People” which is also in the room.

  • The Erath Room – This room has the photographs that tell the rich history of town from the day it was founded in 1899.

  • Prairie Bayou Cajun Room – This room has artifacts and exhibits when Acadian first settled on the land of Vermilion Parish until their transformation as Cajuns today.

The Museum aims to preserve the culture that has survived for more than 400 years. Like the Native American culture, the Cajun culture is unique and one of the few ancient cultures developed in the continent.

Le Café du Musée is at the next door of the famous structure. Tourists enjoy talking to locals in this warm and inviting place. This is also the place where residents gather and speak French. They also host Cajun jam sessions.

So if you want to experience a one-of-a-kind culture that this town and the state of Louisiana have to offer, then Erath is the place you should visit.

If you love history, then surely Acadian Museum in Erath should be included in your bucket list. This museum will take you to the past of how this small community became home of the well-known culture in North America.

Discover more about Erath, Louisiana on Wikipedia.

The website AcadianMuseum.com has excellent resources.


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