Welcome to the Bayou Teche Museum!
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A Museum alive with local history.
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Cajun music, Swamp Pop, Jazz and Blues.
Hear the soulful sounds.

What's your flavor?
Discover a world-famous culinary region.

Explore the region with state-of-the-art exhibits.

Blue Dogs, Dave Robicheaux, Mardi Gras.
A national treasure with small-town charm.

Your front door to the magnificent Bayou Teche region!

Step into the Bayou Teche Museum to explore one of the country’s most colorful, bountiful and historically significant areas. Fun for the whole family, interactive exhibits showcase the spicy blend of cultures, artists, industries and lore that sprang from the land surrounding the snake-like curves of the peaceful South Louisiana bayou.

The Bayou Teche Museum is located on Main Street in charming downtown New Iberia, recognized by Forbes Magazine as America’s Prettiest Town and immortalized as the home town of James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux. New Iberia is also the hometown of the late Blue Dog artist, George Rodrigue. Local cuisine, historic sites, shopping and hotels are all within walking distance. And be sure not to miss the beautiful Bayou Teche, just steps from the museum’s doors.

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    Step into the Bayou Teche Museum to explore one of the country's most colorful, bountiful and historically significant areas. Fun for the whole family, interactive exhibits showcase the spicy blend of cultures, artists, industries and lore that sprang from the land surrounding the snake-like curves of the peaceful South Louisiana bayou. The Bayou Teche Museum is located on Main Street in charming downtown New Iberia, recognized by Forbes Magazine as America's Prettiest Town and immortalized as the home town of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux. Local cuisine, historic sites, shopping and hotels are all within walking distance. And be sure not to miss the beautiful Bayou Teche, just steps from the museum's doors.
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    Bayou Teche Museum added 2 new photos.September 25th, 2016 at 10:39am
    Our favorite part of Sugarcane Festival is when the St. Edward 3rd graders come to visit!
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    Bayou Teche Museum added 5 new photos.September 25th, 2016 at 10:39am
    What a week we had at the Bayou Teche Museum! For those who couldn't make the lecture/reception with Hunt Slonem on Friday night, we hope you will stop by the Museum to see his exhibit, "Bayous, Birds and Butterflies" on view through December 1st.
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    Bayou Teche Museum shared Iberia Travel's photo.September 25th, 2016 at 10:39am
    This event will help fund New Iberia Beneath the Balconies. If you close your eyes you will think that Frank is crooning!
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    Bayou Teche Museum shared Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival's post.September 25th, 2016 at 10:39am
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    Bayou Teche Museum added 2 new photos.September 25th, 2016 at 10:39am
    Thanks to all who have been sharing their rocks around town and especially here at the Bayou Teche Museum. Today this historical rock appeared on our outside electrical outlet. We love it!
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