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LSU Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge

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4.6/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Almost too much to see in one afternoon--and I had the place nearly to myself. Be prepared to read a lot, and just wander. 
  • We went on a very warm day, the out buildings got less attention then they deserved because of the heat. But there is also a very nice collection indoors (with AC). A short film describes the focus of...  read more »
  • We love to come for rural days!! so much fun to visit during reenactments! Also a beautiful place for bridal pictures 
  • Very nice place to visit in Baton Rouge with awesome rural life museum!
  • 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.
  • Cool place to visit and fantastic location for Zapp's Beer Festival
  • One of the best kept secrets in Baton Rouge with great tours and the best Interpreters/Docents
  • Beautiful place, never knew it was back there until today. Brusly Elementary Prek field trip to Corn Maze and few other schools from EBR went today - had some sort of event for the kids out at the Burden Center. Hay rides, games, corn maze & haybale mountain. We had a blast and the weather was perfect for it!
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