Welcome to the
Acadian Memorial

In honor of the 3,000 Acadian men, women and children who found refuge in Louisiana after British forces exiled them from Acadie.

Featured Event

17th Annual Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival


Visit the Museum

The Mural

“The Arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana” by Robert Dafford, measures 12 x 30 feet and is part of an interactive online feature you don’t want to miss.

The Wall of Names

Our Wall of Names lists approximately 3000 Acadian refugees from early Louisiana records. Names are engraved on twelve bronze plaques and framed in granite.

The Eternal Flame

Our Eternal Flame symbolizes the ability of a culture to rekindle itself despite great hardship. The flame rises from the center of a polished granite oval in the Acadian Memorial garden.

The Deportation Cross

Our replica of the Grand-Pré Deportation Cross marks the site of embarkation of over 2,000 Acadian farmers and tradesmen and their families in 1755.

to Our Foundation

The Acadian Memorial is made possible, in
part, by the contributions of patrons like you.

Support the Museum


Contributing to our museum helps to educate people for years to come.


Purchase flags, DVDs, books, pins and much more on site or in our online store


The Acadian Memorial Archive has made scholarly research by Dr. Carl Brasseaux.