The Michel Prudhomme Home is believed to be the oldest structure in St. Landry Parish and is located in Opelousas. It is a French Colonial house built in the late 1700s by Michel Prudhomme. Prudhomme was an important public figure in the area and even donated the land to build St. Landry Catholic Church, one of the parish’s oldest Catholic churches. Today, the home is available for tours and is owned by the Preservationists of St. Landry, Inc. Their historians will tell captivating stories of what took place in the home during the Civil War. In fact, it was used as the Union headquarters when Opelousas was occupied.

This attraction is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also open for meetings, receptions, reunions, and other private events.

  • By appointment.

  • 1152 Prudhomme Circle, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • 337-942-8011