Le Vieux Presbytère Museum

Le Vieux Presbytère Museum in Acadia

Built in 1883 as a parsonage or priests’ home, Le Vieux Presbyère houses Church Point’s museum and is on the National Register of Historic Places for being one of the few remaining two-story structures that feature walls constructed with bousillage, a mixture of spanish moss and clay.

Crowley Motor Co. & Ford Building

Crowley Motor Company in Acadia

In 1920, the Ford Motor Company constructed a three-story brick building and operated the Crowley Motor Company. The City of Crowley purchased the building in 2000 and since being renovated, the building houses City Hall and 4 museums including the Rice Interpretive Center, History of Crowley, J.D. Miller Music Recording Studio, and the Ford Automotive […]

Grand Opera House of the South

Grand Opera House of the South in Acadia

David E. Lyons, the “Amusement King,” built the Grand Opera House in 1901 and brought many successful plays and shows to Crowley. After Lyons’ death in 1940, the theatre closed and became a hardware store. In 1999, the building was purchased and completely restored by L.J. Gielen who then donated the entire 33,000-square-foot building to […]

Historic Rice Theatre

Historic Rice Theatre in Acadia

The Theatre was constructed in the 1940s and later sold to the City of Crowley in 1986. Today, the Historic Rice Theatre hosts various community events as well as musical and theatrical performances.

Le Vieux Dépot

Le Vieux Dépot

Le Vieux Dépot was built in 1907 when the Opelousas, Gulf, and Northeastern Railroad was created. Having served as a passenger depot and freight platform for over 70 years, the Dépot was purchased and preserved by the town and is open to the public. Community events are held there, including the Artisans’ Market which takes […]