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The Old Governor's Mansion

502 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5719
+1 225-387-2464
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Quite Entertaining

I visited the Mansion with two school teacher friends and we had a blast. There was so much to see... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Julie D
A must see

You must go visit the mansion. The lady who guided our tour had so much knowledge of the mansion... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
tiaradreams
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Medina, Tennessee
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Once the home to nine Louisiana Governors, this restored house museum includes memorabilia such as Huey Long's pajamas and Jimmie Davis' guitar, and is furnished to reflect the era in which it was occupied, 1930-1962.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“white house” (14 reviews)
“out of state” (3 reviews)
“downtown area” (2 reviews)
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502 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5719
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+1 225-387-2464
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I visited the Mansion with two school teacher friends and we had a blast. There was so much to see and learn! The past always holds secrets and Louisiana is full of surprises for sure!

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

You must go visit the mansion. The lady who guided our tour had so much knowledge of the mansion and the history of the governors. She told the best most interesting stories. The governor who built the mansion wanted to be President one day and...More

Thank tiaradreams
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was free and worth the time if you are just cruising around the downtown area. Great History of the area.

Thank Julie_Donley
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We had a tour of this, the docent, Alan, was so good. He knew all sorts of stuff that mere guide books don't tell you. Fascinating place, beautifully restored and maintained.

Thank KokoLB
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

It is very useful to see how the Governor used to live :) Posh place with luxury old furniture and lots of beatiful art decors.

Thank 344Anastacia
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

We were not disappointed in the beauty of this capital building nor the history. It is well worth you to stop in..It's free!

Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Website states hours are from 9am to 4pm. We arrived, at 2:30pm, to a sign that read, "...next tour 10am tomorrow". We were told, the "office" is open until 4, but tours stop at 2:30pm. It was 2:32pm when we rang the doorbell and asked....More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

It is a beautiful construction but when I went there, during the winter holidays, they weren't open for visitors.

Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

For a governor's mansion, it was definitely different than others we toured. I guess I liked seeing that this was a mansion that was truly for the family, not to impress. Each of the rooms was dedicated to a different "first family" which also made...More

Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a very old home (mansion). It was replaced many years ago, but you can still go in and see a glimpse of history.

Thank jww002
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