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Address: 1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette, LA
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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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So much history!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 beautifully maintained. The grounds are so pretty. Interesting stories attached to most artifacts. Recommend to... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 room. The guide was very informative and eager to share all the information available about... More 

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Thank JRAP2013
Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles 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, moderate entrance fee.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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Thank Jennifer L
Wolf Point, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Lafayette.

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Havana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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!

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Port Arthur, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

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

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Thank Connie M
McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. There is a short video regarding the home and then you are free to walk... More 

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