Evangeline Oak Park

Evangeline Blvd. & New Market St.
St. Martinville, LA 70582- Map It
(337) 394-2233

AAA Editor Notes

Evangeline Oak Park, on Bayou Teche at jct. Evangeline Blvd. and New Market St., was established sometime between 1895 and 1902. The large oak tree was named for the heroine of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's immensely popular 1847 epic poem, “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie,” which was partially set in this part of Louisiana. This scenic site is said to be the most visited spot in St. Martinville since the late 19th century. The park offers benches and includes the Acadian Memorial, African American Museum and the Museum of the Acadian Memorial. A guided tour that includes all park sites and St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church is available. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Grounds free. Memorial and museums $3; free (ages 0-12). Guided tour $10 (per person, up to 10 people); $7 (per person, 11 or more people).
Hours: Park open daily 24 hours. Memorial and museums daily 10-4:30. Closed Mardi Gras Day and major holidays.