Maison Chenal, Louisiana’s French Creole Village, is a historic collection of buildings and artifacts for guests to experience the vernacular architecture and lifestyle of colonial Creole Louisiana.
Maison Chenal, located in Pointe Coupée Parish, was started in 1974 when Dr. Jack and Pat Holden (previous owners) purchased the property with a grand vision to preserve the French Creole Heritage of the area. The Holdens moved the first French Creole historic structure to the site a year later in 1975. Since then, 12 structures have been relocated to the site, restored and preserved. The current owners, Sam and Nori Lee, have taken up the stewardship of preserving Maison Chenal for future generations to cherish and enjoy. Upon spending time in the south, they discovered that they too have a rich history in Louisiana dating back to the 1800's when their ancestors migrated to New Orleans to work in the sugarcane fields.
Often referred to as a time capsule, or a window in time, Maison Chenal buildings are filled with Louisiana-built antique furnishings and colonial period vignettes, all carefully researched and assembled in an effort to ensure that Louisiana’s cultural heritage is preserved.
Overnight guest accomodations and weddings/events are currently available. Development is underway for the addition of multiple historic structures that will house the museum, additional accomodations and for Maison Chenal to accept motorcoaches.
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