Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

314 St. Mary St.
Thibodaux, LA 70301- Map It
(985) 448-1375

AAA Editor Notes

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center is at 314 St. Mary St. Part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, the center traces the history and culture of the Cajuns from the 1600s to the present. Boat tours narrated by park rangers take visitors down Bayou Lafourche en route to Madewood Plantation House in nearby Napoleonville or E.D. White Historic Site. Craft demonstrations, changing art exhibits and video and film presentations also are offered. The Cajun Music Jam features the music that made the area famous. Guided walking tours of downtown Thibodaux explore the local architecture and cultural landscapes of rural Cajun Country; phone ahead for schedule. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Cultural center, walking tours, music jam and Cercle Francophone free. Boat tour to Madewood Plantation House (includes plantation tour and lunch) $32. Boat tour to E.D. White Historic Site (includes plantation tour) $5; reservations are required.
Hours: Mon.-Tues. 9-7, Wed.-Fri. 9-5. Cajun Music Jam Mon. 5:30-6:30. Cercle Francophone (French Roundtable) Tues. 5:30-7. Boat tour to Madewood Plantation House departs Mon. and Fri. 10-2:30, Feb.-May and Oct.-Dec. (weather permitting). Boat tour to E.D. White Historic Site departs Wed. 10-noon, Feb.-May and Oct.-Dec. (weather permitting). Closed Mardi Gras Day and federal holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.