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Alexandre Mouton House and Lafayette Museum

Alexandre Mouton House and Lafayette Museum Review

Built in 1800 as the maison dimanche, or "Sunday house" (town house used when attending church services) of town founder Jean Mouton, this galleried town house with a mid-19th-century addition now preserves local history. It was later home to Alexandre Mouton (1804–1885), the first democratic governor of Lousiana. The older section is an excellent example of early Acadian architecture and contains artifacts used by settlers. The main museum displays Civil War–era furnishings and memorabilia and an exhibit on Mardi Gras.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette, LA, 70501 | Map It
  • Phone: 337/234–2208
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10–4
  • Location: Lafayette
Updated: 04-10-2014

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