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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  • Wife and I enjoyed several hours roaming acres of the 19th Century plantation and the huge museum with artifacts from that era: coffins, clothing, wheelchairs, steam engines, and even a wood burning h...  more »
  • This outdoor museum and grounds offers another unique perspective into Cajun heritage and legacy. Gardeners will enjoy tbe grounds and plants, builders would be interested in exploring authentic histo...  more »
  • It it absolutely worth the visit, but use your car even if you are across from the entrance! The outdoor museum and old buildings sectjonmis what you most want and it will be about 3 miles walking, ea...  more »
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  • We loved this place! So much to see.
  • 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!
  • Wow! Amazing self tour of the properties and exhibits. Highly recommend. Bring water and mosquito spray just in case you are prone to mosquito bites.
  • A neat place to visit with your family.
  • Enjoy absolutely everything about this place!!!

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