Maine Acadian Culture is not a National Park Service site in the traditional sense. That is, there are no federal lands under the care of the National Park Service to visit. Instead, Maine Acadian Culture is an effort by the National Park Service to assist in conserving the Acadian culture in Maine's St. John Valley. The National Park Service supports the Maine Acadian Heritage Council, which is an association of historical societies, cultural clubs, towns, and museums working together to preserve Acadian culture. These organizations operate a number of different attractions that will keep you occupied whether you plan to spend one day or a week in the St. John Valley.
Maine Acadian culture can be found everywhere in the St. John Valley in Northern Maine's Aroostook County and across the St. John River in New Brunswick.
It can be seen in the predominance of French names; in the architecture of houses, churches, potato houses, and twin barns; in the cultivation of potatoes and buckwheat; and in local arts. It can be tasted in traditional foods and heard in casual conversations and stage performances.