Thibodaux’s backstory is linked to French, Spanish and African peoples who arrived in the region in the early 18th century, and French-Canadian immigrants — known as Acadians (or Cajuns) — who settled here in the mid-1700s. The city’s history still echoes today through its historic architecture and attractions. There’s the 1830s era E.D. White Historic Site, a historic home on Bayou Lafourche that was home to a Louisiana governor and his son, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Stop in at the Bayou Children’s Museum, Laurel Valley Village or the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center (part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve) to learn more about the area. Take a drive (or better yet, walk) through Thibodaux’s historical downtown, and be sure to dine at one of the city’s quaint Cajun restaurants.