The Eunice Depot Museum is housed in the old train depot from which C.C. Duson sold the first land sites in 1894 for the town named after his wife, Eunice. Restored in 1984, the building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains exhibits and collections depicting the lifestyles of the early settlers of this Cajun prairie town. The museum is a time capsule of items such as clothing, tools, toys and antique items that you may not even recognize. The Courir de Mardi Gras exhibit gives a brief history of the unique rituals that take place and colorful clothing that is worn by revelers during the carnival season.
The museum is located in downtown Eunice, Louisiana, right next to the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame & Museum and walking distance from shops and the Jean Lafitte National Park Prairie Acadian Cultural Center. A statue of Clovis Crawfish stands out front celebrating the famous children’s stories of Eunice resident, Mary Alice Fontenot.
If you’re wondering where in Eunice or St. Landry Parish that you should head next, the Eunice Chamber of Commerce, located just next door, doubles as a tourist information center. They are open Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm, or you can call them at 337-457-2565.
Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.
- Summer: Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm | Saturday 10am-5pmWinter: Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm | Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
220 South C. C. Duson Street, Eunice, Louisiana 70535