Acadian Museum of Erath


203 S. Broadway St.
Erath LA 70533

The Acadian Museum strives to preserve a culture and heritage that has endured for over 400 years, both here and in the far reaches of Canada.

The Acadian Museum contains five rooms: the Erath Room, the Acadian Room, the Queen's Royal Proclamation Room, the Research Room, and the Prairie Bayou Cajun Room.

All exhibits in the Erath Room are in French and English. The Acadian Room has many rare Acadian artifacts dating to the 17th century and contains an exhibit on Joseph "Beausoleil" Broussard, leader of the first Acadians to migrate to Louisiana in 1765. The extensive collection in the Prairie Bayou Room of research materials on Cajun history, exhibits and genealogy are open to the public without charge.