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Vermilionville is a historic retreat dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the rich culture of the Cajuns, Creoles and Native Americans who made their homes here in early Acadiana. Located along the scenic banks of the Vermilion River, the park consists of a collection of historic buildings which were painstakingly moved from their original sites to create this quaint village as it would have appeared in the early 1800's. My family visited recently and enjoyed a nice lunch in La Cuisine de Maman, followed by the walking tour. Several of the homes were hosted by costumed historical interpreters who spoke with the distinct Cajun dialect while demonstrating traditional crafts. We watched as cotton was ginned, corded, and spun into thread right next to a primitive loom that would later weave the thread into fabric. Another venue featured a talented and entertaining fiddler, along with skilled craftsman carving wood that would eventually become a violin. While touring the pristine Catholic Church, we were introduced to Miss Mary, who was skillfully stringing beads of Jacob's Tears to create Rosaries and other jewelry. All in all a treat to the senses - a most enjoyable and educational outing.