Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

  • Location: 1200 N Main St, St Martinville, LA 70582

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Parish: St. Martin

Acreage: 155

Established: 1931


Features: Daily tours, group pavilion, museum/historic buildings, picnic area

Tourism Region (Marketing): Cajun Country

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily


FY 2019: 7,583

FY 2018: 7,582

FY 2017: 8,361


Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site honors the story of Evangeline and the author who made her famous. The main attraction here is Maison Olivier, a Creole plantation built around 1815 that once grew indigo, cotton and sugar. Sitting on the banks of Bayou Teche in the town of St. Martinville, Maison Olivier features a mix of French, Creole and Caribbean architectural influences that were typical of the early 1800s