Cajun Bayou Culture Day

Cajun Bayou Culture Day Tour

Organized by the E.D. White Historic Site in Thibodaux, experience our Cajun culture with a tour combining three of our biggest historical attractions in Lafourche Parish. Get the local insight on who the Cajun people are, where they got their “Cajun” name, and what traditions they’ve carried into modern life. This tour offers DISCOUNTS at local restaurants and hotels! Call 985-447-0915 to book.


Start your day at the E.D. White Historic Site (2295 St. Mary St., Thibodaux, LA), the home of former Supreme Court Justice: Edward Douglas White. This hands-on tour begins with a Cajun-style fishing demo, and continues with a tour of E.D. White’s House (Pictured) and a cooking demo in the kitchen.

Following your time at Laurel Valley, visit the Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center (JLWACC) in Thibodaux (314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux, LA). Learn more about the Acadians and their journey down to Louisiana, join a Park Ranger to tour the museum, and view the abundance of artifacts and exhibits on display here. Earn your park ranger badge before heading outside onto their boardwalk to see Bayou Lafourche. 

Next, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on our Cajun Bayou Food Trail before heading to Laurel Valley Village (595 LA-308, Thibodaux), America’s largest surviving 19th and 20th-century sugar plantation. Tour the grounds and recollect on the over 40 original structures still standing today. See the props used in the movie: Ray, the Story of Ray Charles filmed on property. This tour is $17pp and can be booked HERE.

End your day with a Cajun French Language Experience at the  JLWACC. Join a group of Cajun French speaking locals for Cercle Francophone (Cajun French Roundtable) and learn how to speak Cajun French with a group working to preserve the language. Afterwards, enjoy Music on the Bayou, a weekly demonstration of Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, and other forms of bayou music.

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