Alexandre Mouton House, Lafayette

Alexandre Mouton House

Attraction in Lafayette

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.