AAA Editor Notes
Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum is at 500 E. Main St. (SR 182). The museum, in a 1902 cypress home, depicts life along Bayou Teche. Established in the bicentennial year of 1976, the museum's exhibits focus on area history, in particular the sugar cane industry. A sugar cane patch and vintage farm equipment are on-site, and a 12-minute film shows how sugar is made.
Other displays of interest include the Swamp Room with specimens of native wildlife, antique handmade cypress patterns from the sugar industry, an 1879 sewing collection, turn-of-the-20th-century furniture and a Mardi Gras room. Educational presentations are offered during spring and fall.
Guided tours are available.