I had plans to spend around 24 hours in Lafayette on our trip. We wanted to tour Lake Martin and then fill our time in around our swamp tour. I gave the family the option to tour the Alexadre House, Vermilionville or the science museum. They said they were house toured out and not up for thinking. (Her words.) So we set off for Vermilionville.
Vermilionville is right near the Lafayette airport and situated along the river. The small village shows the life of Creole and Acadian historic life. They moved several original homes to this location and show life from the late 1700’s to 1890s.
Christmas morning saw us with no concrete plans. Old me would have had something booked, new me polls the family now. The vote was to ride the street car to the garden district and poke around until we were bored. I knew we needed the St. Charles line and our Free Tours by Foot guide had recommended boarding at the corner of Canal and Carondelet street. Boarding there gave us the best chance to get a seat and not have to stand for the ride. $3 a person gives you a 24 hour pass or $1.25 exact change each ride.
We rode the streetcar down to Washington Avenue. This would also be where you would want to exit for Commander’s Palace Restaurant. Right across the street is Lafayette Cemetery. Since it was a holiday the cemetery was closed but normal hours are 7-3pm daily.
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