Kate Chopin House/bayou Folk Museum

Kate Chopin House/bayou Folk Museum

The Kate Chopin House was the Cane River home of author Kate Chopin and her husband Oscar. Her experiences here led her to record the history, folklore, and lifestyles of the people of the Cane River area. Kate Chopin inhabited the Coultierville house some years before penning her most famous work, The Awakening. This simple two-story French Creole cottage houses furniture and artifacts from the various eras of the region’s past. Three buildings have been added to the property since it was converted into a museum, including a doctor’s office, a blacksmith shop and modern bathrooms.