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Alexandre Mouton House

Address: 1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette, LA
Phone Number: 318-234-2208
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Lafayette
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education, Kayaking
Owner description: Built in 1800 by city founder Jean Mouton, this antebellum home later belonged to Jean's son...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education, Kayaking
Owner description: Built in 1800 by city founder Jean Mouton, this antebellum home later belonged to Jean's son, Alexandre, first Democratic governor of Louisiana, and now houses antiques, paintings and a collection of Mardi Gras costumes.

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Galveston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a beautiful home that is well maintained considering its age. Both the home and grounds are exquisite. The docent at the home is wonderful and exudes her love of history.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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112 reviews 112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Mouton and Voorhies families gave so much to found Lafayette. See where they lived and experience what their lives must have been like. Excellent museum with excellent and knowledgeable staff.

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Crystal Lake, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A fine example of upper middle class antebellum Southern house. Inside is a fine collection of--well, pretty much everything pertaining to a successful Southern family--furniture (check out the "tiger oak" armoire in the Nun's room--fantastic!!), china, civil war weaponry, mardi gras costumes (what upper middle class Louisiana family wouldn't be prominent at Mardi Gras?) and the usual photos and portraits... More 

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LAFAYETTE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It's been a few years since I have been there but I enjoy touring historical houses. Lafayette lacks individual homes such as this to tour. The tour itself it good and if you are studying Acadian history this is good; if you just want to tour historic homes I would drive the 2 l/2 hours to Natchez, MS as it... More 

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Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The museum offers an insight into the early life of the leader of the Secession Convention that opened the Civil War and set up reverberations that are still felt. It is a rare glimpse into the mind of the leaders of early Louisiana.

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Lafayette, LA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2008

I have lived in Lafayette for 13 years. I finally had a chance to visit this fine old house in January 2008. The price was reasonable and has free parking. You take the tour on your own time. No tourguide. They first show you a film about the family history and describe each portion of the house in the film.... More 

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