The Charenton Heritage Museum opened on February 21, 2002. It consists of several components, one of them featuring a book by Fr. Bill Crumley csc.
It has an outdoor museum where visitors will walk past Jud Hall, the Immaculate Conception Church, and the cemetery of the church. Here, the story of Bayou Teche is told as well as the story of the church and its pastors; and the area?s civil war history. It also covers the history of the Chitimacha Indians, the Sisters of St. Joseph when they were in Charenton, and the community?s local families.
The church also provides knowledge on the popes in the history of the Catholic Church. It also offers information about the events and people who have contributed and changed the Catholic Church over the years.
The Museum?s 3rd part is the one in Jud Hall. It provides an understanding on the area?s local history. Some materials are given by local residents, making it a community museum.