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Alexandre Mouton House / Lafayette Museum

The Alexandre Mouton House is a lovely house museum located in the heart of downtown Lafayette. The original structure, located to the rear of the estate, was built in the early 1800s by Jean Mouton, the founder of Vermilionville—present-day Lafayette. Called maison dimanche (Sunday House), it was constructed so that his family had a place to stay when they came into town for mass. Jean’s son, Alexandre Mouton, later lived in the home.  Alexandre Mouton became Louisiana’s 12th governor.

The Alexandre Mouton House has been restored to its 1850s grandeur and has an extensive collection that represents the history and culture of Lafayette.

Alexandre Mouton House / Lafayette Museum
1122 Lafayette Street
Lafayette, Louisiana