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Great lecture series to showcase local talent.

This museum hosts a lecture series in conjunction with the Lafayette Public Library system. We... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Andree D
Lafayette, Louisiana
A Must See / Incontournable

This house should come among the first visit to make in Lafayette . Beautiful old house more than... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
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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.
1122 Lafayette St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6838
+1 318-234-2208
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

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

Reviewed 4 May 2018

Learn about the city and the French influence by visiting this historic home in downtown Lafayette, LA. If you like history, you will like this place.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank TravelIntl
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank David T
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

3  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 19 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

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