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LSU Rural Life Museum

4600 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-3426
+1 225-765-2437
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Great to drive or walk through

I drove through the property admiring the farm land that they have there along with all the great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joseph D
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Nice job presenting life in LOUISIANA throughout history of the state

Spent time walking through the museum grounds many buildings and good explanations for the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brian H
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4600 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-3426
+1 225-765-2437
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I drove through the property admiring the farm land that they have there along with all the great natural scenery. My fiancé and I drove over to the museum and walked around there for about an hour viewing all the old buildings that were build...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent time walking through the museum grounds many buildings and good explanations for the different buildings and their purposes. You go at your own pace throughout.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there to schedule a 'couple's wedding shower' that we are hosting, in December, for a dear friend's daughter. I was greeted immediately & escorted to the 'orangerie' to do a walk-thru. It is a beautiful space & of adequate size to accommodate our party...More

Thank Wblloopy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always an interesting 3-5 hour visit. It's a pleasure to be immersed in local and state history. The gardens are a plus too.

Thank Randall1949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a group of school children to visit the museum. I found the fee high for a group, and there was no guide to assist in touring the village. We took a brochure, which was difficult for elementary children to follow. The grounds of the...More

Thank michaeline624
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rural Life Museum is a treat. First of all, it is located in the Burden Gardens, where there are miles of trails through the woods for walking, hiking, and exploring; the trails are well-marked, both with directional signs and educational signs. Even if you...More

Thank AlnAbroad
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A pleasant surprise awaits those taking their time to go back in time in this remarkable attraction. Authentic relics and artifacts from Louisiana history tell a beautiful story of life as it was lived. This is an important tribute to Louisiana history and it is...More

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This museum has beautiful grounds and many old farming artifacts. My favorites were the walking paths through the woods and gardens and an old slave church with painted stained glass windows. Recommended: the rural life festival with performers, activities, and Civil War re-enactments.

Thank Elizard655
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Extensive collection of items and buildings. Cheap price relative to all of the items on display. Impressed by the fact that many artifacts were accessible & not kept behind glass. A lot of the attractions are actually buildings that were moved to this site and...More

Thank GreatestGatsby
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The museum and grounds are amazing. This is a must see for visitors and Louisianians alike. Children will love to see this this wonderful depiction of Louisiana history and housing as their ancestors lived it. Only drawback is don't go in the middle of summer...More

Thank Creolady
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Is is easy to get from cruise ship dock to the park? You best suggestion for transportation for Four adults visiting on May 1.
23 April 2017|
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Response from Jerry P | Reviewed this property |
Cruise ships dock in New Orleans, but it's an easy hour drive by rental car and is close to the interstate hwy.
Homer R
What cost for age 68 ?
31 October 2016|
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is there RV parking?
13 August 2016|
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