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LSU Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge

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Discover the countryside culture of 18th- and 19th-century Louisiana at LSU Rural Life Museum, an outdoor museum on a plantation that functions as an agricultural research station. Through the barn's collection of artifacts, you'll see how influences from European and African settlers and Native Americans combined to create a rural culture. Head to the Louisiana folk architecture exhibit to see designs that imitate early settlers' construction styles. For the highlight of the attraction, explore the working plantation decorated with period furnishings. Learn about plantation life in the slave cabins, sick house, schoolhouse, forge, grist mill, and more. To visit LSU Rural Life Museum and get the most from your holiday in Baton Rouge, create itinerary details personal to you using our Baton Rouge vacation generator.
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  • A pleasant surprise awaits those taking their time to go back in time in this remarkable attraction. Authentic relics and artifacts from Louisiana history tell a beautiful story of life as it was live...  more »
  • This museum has beautiful grounds and many old farming artifacts. My favorites were the walking paths through the woods and gardens and an old slave church with painted stained glass windows. Recommen...  more »
  • Extensive collection of items and buildings. Cheap price relative to all of the items on display. Impressed by the fact that many artifacts were accessible & not kept behind glass. A lot of the attrac...  more »
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  • The LSU Rural Life Museum offers you the real life experience of the 1800's racial equality. It definitely was an eye opening tour of what people endured also the history of how people lived it's a must see if ever in Baton Rouge.
  • Very nice place to visit in Baton Rouge with awesome rural life museum!
  • One of the best kept secrets in Baton Rouge with great tours and the best Interpreters/Docents
  • Cool place to visit and fantastic location for Zapp's Beer Festival
  • This is a interesting museum. The most fascinating portion of the museum is seeing the historic carriages, coffins, and wheelchairs in the back of the museum.