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.

*** WE REQUEST THAT ALL VISITORS WEAR MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS AND JOIN US IN SOCIAL DISTANCING. IF YOU FORGET YOUR MASK WE HAVE THEM AVAILABLE AT THE FRONT DESK ALONG WITH PLENTY OF HAND SANITIZER. THANKS!

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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. New Iberia is also the hometown of world-renowned 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.
    Bayou Teche Museum
    Bayou Teche Museum
    New bricks are in place at the entrance to the Doc Voorhies Wing! There is space for many more. Talk about the perfect Christmas gift! Find the order form here: https://bayoutechemuseum.org/support/
    Bayou Teche Museum
    Bayou Teche Museum
    The Bayou Teche Museum is excited to announce that more signed and numbered posters are now available for purchase at the Museum. Created by local photojournalist Lee Ball, the poster captures the Museum and the adjacent Donald “Doc” Voorhies Wing as well as the Sliman Theater with its newly refurbished Evangeline sign and marquee. Lee Ball has generously allowed the sale of this poster photograph as a fundraiser for the expansion of the Bayou Teche Museum.

    The poster is available at the Museum for $30 each and shipping is available. Please call us at 337-606-5977 to reserve yours!