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Side Trips from New Orleans Sights

Alexandre Mouton House and Lafayette Museum

  • 1122 Lafayette St. Map It
  • Lafayette

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Built in 1800 as the maison dimanche, or "Sunday house" (a townhouse used when attending church services) of town founder Jean Mouton, this galleried townhouse 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 features Civil War–era furnishings and memorabilia and an exhibit on Mardi Gras.

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1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette, Louisiana, 70501, USA

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  • $5
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–4


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