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Address: 1122 Lafayette St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6838
Phone Number: 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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A VERY interesting and well presented historic Cajun home

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Havana, Illinois
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Havana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars 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 stars 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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Aransas Pass, Texas
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars 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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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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