LSU Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge

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#3 of 6 in Museums in Baton Rouge
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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  • August 9, 2017
    Many agricultural implements from former times. Also quite a few houses from the slaventijd. Nice ranked as a small village, with a church and all.
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  • August 8, 2017
    If you live within 90 miles of Baton Rouge, this is one of their little treasurers. I took my two grandchildren here for a visit. It brought them back in time when Louisiana and most of the country wa...  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    Our family of 4 (2 kids ages 4 and 8) spent about 2 hours wandering around the museum and outdoor exhibits. The first part of the museum is inside and has a nice exhibit on plantations and life during...  more »
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  • March 5, 2017
    So gorgeous here. If you don't want to pay to get into the museum/garden it's worth just a drive through the area. Gorgeous trees and flowers coming to life everywhere, stunning working gardens, including a kids garden, wildflowers and gotta love the long-horned cows! We loved the museum and walking through the plantation. Excellent morning. I wish r could have spent more time here!
  • October 26, 2016
    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.
  • October 2, 2016
    Best Kept Secret in Baton Rouge, Louisiana about 2 blocks from Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Room. You need to experience this!
  • May 3, 2016
    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.
  • July 27, 2016
    Very nice place to visit in Baton Rouge with awesome rural life museum!

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