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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.
This museum hosts a lecture series in conjunction with the Lafayette Public Library system. We have listened to local artists, ship builders and chef's give talks about their crafts. A very interesting way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
This house should come among the first visit to make in Lafayette . Beautiful old house more than 200 years old , the gate to the history of Lafayette city and one of his most famous family of French origin , Mouton. It looks like...More
Inexpensive and small historical home with an excellent collection of furnishings, paintings, antiques, etc. Worth it to spend the 15 minutes to watch the orientation video (serves as a tour of the house). Glad I stopped by.
My daughter and I visited this historic house on our weekend trip to Lafayette. Admission is $5 for adults. We watched a well-done video almost 20 minutes long about the house and its contents. Then we were free to look around 2 stories of the...More
Privately owned and maintained. The museum curatrix is knowledgeable and friendly. There is a well-done introductory video. There are 2 floors packed with interesting exhibits of all kinds. Antiques; period books, quilts and artifacts.
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
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