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. By using our Baton Rouge driving holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to LSU Rural Life Museum and other attractions in Baton Rouge.
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  • I love the LSU Rural Life Museum. So many things to see and learn. Be sure to check their calendar because there is always something going on.  more »
  • There were a lot of interesting artifacts and buildings but not a lot of explanations and no clear story line. I picked up some valuable tidbits but was hoping for a clearer picture of what life was l...  more »
  • We visited on a sunny Fall day and were amazed to have the museum to ourselves. The visitor centre is well laid out and informative with a good mix of exhibits and signs. We enjoyed looking at all the...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Best Kept Secret in Baton Rouge, Louisiana about 2 blocks from Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Room. You need to experience this!
  • 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.
  • Very nice place to visit in Baton Rouge with awesome rural life museum!

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