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Address: 1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette, LA
Phone Number: 318-234-2208
Activities: Leisure education, Kayaking
Description: Built in 1800 by city founder Jean Mouton, this antebellum home later...
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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Historical Site!

This is the house of Alexander Mouton, founder of Lafayette. It truly shows how even someone as famous as Alexander lived a very common life!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the house of Alexander Mouton, founder of Lafayette. It truly shows how even someone as famous as Alexander lived a very common life!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our Student and senior groups love this wonderful mansion. It's a step back in time with so much history. The Mardi Gras costumes and "Nun's Room" are always hits. The staff is friendly and so SMART!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The two days we had set aside for a bit of sight seeing were the days the Mouton House was closed. We did walk around outside. I would have loved to have seen the exhibits!

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West Monroe, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Visited here as part of "The Ramble" House is very nice. Especially enjoyed the Mardi Gras exhibit upstairs.

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Galveston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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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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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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 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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Address: 1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette, LA
Phone Number: 318-234-2208
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette

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