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 shared James Lee Burke's post.August 25th, 2016 at 4:36am
    Still true to his roots. Thanks, Mr. Burke.
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    Bayou Teche MuseumAugust 25th, 2016 at 4:36am
    New Iberia and the Bayou Teche Museum were mentioned in this recent article in Deep South Magazine!
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    Bayou Teche MuseumAugust 25th, 2016 at 4:36am
    The Bayou Teche Museum is excited to announce the unveiling of an exhibit of original art by internationally recognized artist, Hunt Slonem. "Bayous, Birds and Butterflies" will feature several paintings from Mr. Slonem's Albania Plantation as well as some from other museums and private collections. Hunt Slonem is best known for his neo-expressionist style and his work has been exhibited in more than 350 galleries and museums worldwide. The unveiling will take place on Friday, September 16th after a lecture by the artist himself at the Sliman Theatre. The event is from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. A limited number of tickets are available at the Museum for $25 per person.The installation will hang in the Museum until December 1st.
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    Bayou Teche MuseumAugust 25th, 2016 at 4:36am
    We had a quick visit from "Building Beauty Inside & Out" when they installed a piece of their artwork in the Doc Voorhies Wing next door. The art is a teaser to the theme for this year's Christmas on Main Street. Both programs are endorsed and supported by Envision da Berry. Thanks, ladies and gents!
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    Bayou Teche Museum shared Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live's post.August 25th, 2016 at 4:36am
    The Bayou Teche Museum is signed up and ready to participate! Looking forward to hosting all Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! ticket holders on September 24th!
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