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The Acadian Village

Visitors to the St. John Valley, in the northernmost portion of Maine, will experience a special brand of culture and hospitality derived from the area’s Acadian heritage.  No trip to “The Valley” is complete without delving into the history and culture at the Acadian Village in Van Buren.  Located on the banks of the scenic St. John River, the Acadian Village is must-see for tourists looking to be transported to life in the late-1700s, when the area was settled by Acadians, French who had been deported by the English government to locations throughout North America.

Visitors will experience the Acadian culture and livelihood first-hand, through a tour of the Village dwellings and buildings, including a general store, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, museum, railroad station, chapel, gristmill, wool carding mill and several other buildings. The Village has received a citation as a Historic National Landmark and is one of the most extensive historic sites in the state of Maine.

To learn more about the Acadian Culture in Maine, please visit Voici the Valley and listen to their audio story.

Photo Courtesy of Musee Acadian