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Alexandre Mouton House

1122 Lafayette St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6838
+1 318-234-2208
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If ou are in Lafayette, then this is a must. So few people go to it as I look in the guest... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Les M
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Interesting collection of historically accurate furnishings etc, but the real draw is the history... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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1122 Lafayette St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6838
+1 318-234-2208
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

If ou are in Lafayette, then this is a must. So few people go to it as I look in the guest register...sometimes only one or two people a day...what a shame...a beautifully restored house with a fabulous history. The tour guide (an ex teacher...More

Thank Les M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Interesting collection of historically accurate furnishings etc, but the real draw is the history of the house and its inhabitants. Didn't detain us that long.

Thank KokoLB
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Beautifully restored house. There is an introductory video that explains the house's history and occupants. Must see - the hair art in the Nun's room.

1  Thank LindaRae55
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

From Louisiana but new to Lafayette and wanted to get some history of the city. I'm glad I started here. There is so much history linked to the rest of the state. Connections to former governors and presidents and battles. The artifacts are impressive and...More

2  Thank JLGlenn
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This well preserved home of the first governor of Louisiana displays original antiques of the period and gives a feel for the way life was during the period. You see a short film about the home and its history then you walk through visiting each...More

2  Thank JRAP2013
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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,...More

Thank Aneli8
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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.

2  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 19 October 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...More

3  Thank SheriffBTJustice
Reviewed 24 August 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!

2  Thank Hugh M
Reviewed 29 June 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.

3  Thank william766
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