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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

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This is a wonderful place to have a tour for a family group.

My family enjoyed visiting the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. This activity was one of my family... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Monroe, Louisiana
Beautiful Gardens

A delightful experience for the entire family. not only do you receive a guided tour of Emily Lou... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Monroe, Louisiana
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Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic home and magnificent Elsong Gardens located on the estate.
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2006 Riverside Dr, Monroe, LA 71201-4268
+1 318-387-5281
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

My family enjoyed visiting the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. This activity was one of my family reunion event.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

A delightful experience for the entire family. not only do you receive a guided tour of Emily Lou Biedenharn's home, you are able to leisurely stroll through the lush gardens. The home was once the residence of the granddaughter of the first man to bottle...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Ralph C, Executive Director at Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for a five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We love your description of our Bible Museum "small but outstanding!"

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Fascinating Family. Joe B was the first bottler of Coca Cola. His brothers also so they could distribute using the Mississippi river to a wide geographic area. That is why a Coca Cola museum is part of the deal. His daughter was born in 1902...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Coca-Cola is an American staple known throughout the world but I did not know it was first bottled by the Biedenharn family of Vicksburg, MS and West Monroe, LA. They were a very large candy business that sold other bottled drinks but only Cola-Cola from...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The gardens were beautiful. The staff on the tour were very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The coca cola museum was interesting and there was a lot to see. I would recommend.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Started with the coke museum... informative! Learned some odd facts about Coke. Then off to the amazing house. Fully furnished and maintained with beautiful decorating and furnishings. The Bible museum was much more than I expected! Going back centuries, beautiful Bibles and religious items. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting presentation of first Coke bottler - learned a lot. Gardens need work - too bad cause they have the basics in a very nice setting. No reason not to have seasonal flowers in bloom. Interesting decor in the home.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DozerDawg
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This museum was well worth the $6 entry fee. We learned of the history of Coca Cola, then visited the Biedernharn home, and gardens as well as the bible museum.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The house and museum with the Coke items and Bibles was very nice. The gardens in the spring are quite lovely. Nice way to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank glofoster1960
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Very popular local museum, started by the Biedenharn family here, who owned the Coca-Cola franchise for many years. It is well known that Mr. Joe Biedenharn, who I think lived in Vicksburg, MS.was the individual who first designed & constructed the process to bottle the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Cynthia B | Reviewed this property |
There was much greenery and some flowers. I have limited knowledge of Alabama, but would think the greenery is still there. The best part of the visit is the Coca Cola history, the tour of the mansion and the amazing bible... More
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Response from Jo K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. $6 for adults, $4 for children less than 12 yr. old. The fee allows you to visit the Biedenharn home and gardens, the Coca-Cola Museum and the Bible Museum. It's well worth the money. And, they have a really nice... More