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Alexandre Mouton House

1122 Lafayette St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6838
+1 318-234-2208
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So much history!!

From Louisiana but new to Lafayette and wanted to get some history of the city. I'm glad I started... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
via mobile
Great Historic Home

This well preserved home of the first governor of Louisiana displays original antiques of the... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Gulfport, Mississippi
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1122 Lafayette St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6838
+1 318-234-2208
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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

1  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

1  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.

1  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

2  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!

1  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.

2  Thank william766
Reviewed 23 June 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...More

1  Thank Foeltz
Reviewed 22 February 2016

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

1  Thank Connie M
Reviewed 8 December 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....More

Thank DDay1959
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