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Address: 1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette, LA
Phone Number: +1 318-234-2208
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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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Excellent local attraction

I really enjoyed visiting this small historic museum. The local guide was full of information and the museum has a 10 minute video which highlights many of the interesting items... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer L
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house was originally built by the one who is considered as the founder of Lafayette, Alexandre Mouton. It is well kept but it is not that impressive to european eyes who are used to old pieces of furniture and other antiques. Friendly people though, moderate entrance fee.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed visiting this small historic museum. The local guide was full of information and the museum has a 10 minute video which highlights many of the interesting items housed within. Definitely worth your time if you like history and historic houses.

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Thank Jennifer L
Wolf Point, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is a very small museum which was the day home of Louisiana's first Democratic governor. The furniture and art work are displayed not behind rope barricades, but rather just as they were when the house was occupied. Great little stop if you ever visit Lafayette.

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Havana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This unique historic structure does a wonderful job of presenting the more affluent aspect of Cajun society. The presentation is excellent, guides are informed and friendly, and it's a real don't miss!

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Port Arthur, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

First time to a museum in Lafayette. The buildings were very well preserved. Watched a video of what the house was about and it was very informative. The curator was her knowledgeable.

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We were greeted at the front door by a very friendly lady. She gave us a little over view of the history and than we watched a 15 min video. After the video we were free to walk around and take pictures. The history of that house. Before you leave go out and check out the 200+ year old trees

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Thank Foeltz
Aransas Pass, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Gorgeous Plantation type house. Very informative about the history of the Mouton's. Very informative staff. Beautiful displays.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I stopped here for a tour on a recent trip to Lafayette. The house was started in 1816 as a Sunday home for the family when attending Sunday mass. It was expanded multiple times. Many of the furnishings are original to the home or period. There is a short video regarding the home and then you are free to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

really a neat place with the geneological history, great old photos, the Confederacy represented well. The rooms were beautiful with antiques from that era, also the French influence was heavy as was the Catholic Church

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Thank ManiagoRina
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 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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