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LSU Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge

(4.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The museum's attractions are especially nice during Harvest Days when there are activities. The candle making, wagon riding, etc. is especially nice as children can get involved. The Civil War reenact...  more »
  • I took my nephew, age 6. It was great. Interesting displays, very engaging for kids. I highly recommend. 
  • A must visit if in the area. It has so much to offer, all the homes and other buildings are originals. It has such a large and versatile collection of antiques. We really enjoyed it and highly recomme...  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.