The People. The History. The Culture. The Industry.

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.

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Historic, Charming Downtown

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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22 hours ago
Bayou Teche Museum

The Old Spanish Trail Highway is a transcontinental highway running from St. Augustine, Florida to San Diego, California. It runs through Louisiana as U.S. Highway 90 and, in places, as Louisiana 182. New Iberia is not yet an Official Old Spanish Trail City, but who knows? We may just decide to seek that designation one day. In the meantime, Rayne is one City celebrating their link to the Trail. Sounds like a fun festival! ... See MoreSee Less

The Old Spanish Trail Highway is a transcontinental highway running from St. Augustine, Florida to San Diego, California. It runs through Louisiana as U.S. Highway 90 and, in places, as Louisiana 182. New Iberia is not yet an Official Old Spanish Trail City, but who knows? We may just decide to seek that designation one day. In the meantime, Rayne is one City celebrating their link to the Trail. Sounds like a fun festival!
1 week ago
Bayou Teche Museum

Thanks to all of the Mt. Carmel alumni for quickly coming to our aid! Thanks to Mary Jo (Hinton) Manning we now have two yearbooks for the Governor Blanco exhibit. We are still interested in any other memorabilia you might want to donate! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to all of the Mt. Carmel alumni for quickly coming to our aid! Thanks to Mary Jo (Hinton) Manning we now have two yearbooks for the Governor Blanco exhibit. We are still interested in any other memorabilia you might want to donate!
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