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 MuseumAugust 28th, 2016 at 1:49am
    Friday volunteer, Mary Jo Manning here to help out. #OnlyIberia
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    Bayou Teche MuseumAugust 28th, 2016 at 1:49am
    This couple posed in front of the Mardi Gras costume she made and he wore! It was a real treat to visit with them. #OnlyIberia
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    Bayou Teche MuseumAugust 28th, 2016 at 1:49am
    Volunteer Catherine Segura spoke with visitors from Malaga, Spain, where New Iberia's founding fathers came from. #OnlyIberia
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    Bayou Teche Museum shared James Lee Burke's post.August 28th, 2016 at 1:49am
    Still true to his roots. Thanks, Mr. Burke.
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    Bayou Teche MuseumAugust 28th, 2016 at 1:49am
    New Iberia and the Bayou Teche Museum were mentioned in this recent article in Deep South Magazine!
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