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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

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Address: 2006 Riverside Dr, Monroe, LA 71201-4268
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10:00 - 17:00
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Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic home...

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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Beautiful and interesing history of the Biedenharn Family

First to bottle Coke, the Biedenharn family has an interesting history in Monroe, Louisiana. This place is a must for anyone visiting for the first time or anyone interested in... read more

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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West Monroe, Louisiana
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

First to bottle Coke, the Biedenharn family has an interesting history in Monroe, Louisiana. This place is a must for anyone visiting for the first time or anyone interested in gardens and history. The grounds are gorgeous and the house tour is very informative. You must visit the Bible Museum and see the collection of Bibles and religious artifacts.

Thank ganley2017
Farmerville, Louisiana
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are ever traveling near Monroe, you must go to Biedenharn Museum and Gardens! If you live near Monroe, and have never been, you are missing out on a beautiful and educational place. I try to go every Christmas to see the decorations, but you will not be disappointed anytime of the year.

Thank Irishblood1
West Monroe, Louisiana, USA
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Biedenharn Museum is one of the best and well-maintained museum in Louisiana. A must see if traveling through the area. It is a multi-building complex - about a city block in area. It is composed of the home of Emy-Lou Biedenharn, a member of the Coca-Cola family and also a famous contralto who traveled to Europe to perform. A... More 

Thank PBrode
Monroe, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens was once the residence of Miss Emy-Lou Biedenharn. Miss Emy Lou was the daughter of Joseph Biedenharn, founder of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and also the co-founder of the crop dusting enterprise which evolved into Delta Airlines. She traveled extensively during her life time. In the Museum, you will see artifacts from the early days... More 

Thank Lisa E
Monroe, Louisiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great attraction to entertain out of town guests. Entire tour requires at least hour and half. We were short on time but they were gracious and allow my group to walk through the gardens. So quiet and peaceful. Lush green plants with many alcoves to sit. Large, beautiful bronze statues and huge fountain. Wonderful place for pictures. Also added treat... More 

Thank Helen L
Ville Platte, Louisiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and very inexpensive guided tour of the Biedenharn home, the first bottler of Coca-Cola. We especially loved the English style garden on the grounds. It was amazing to think that the garden and glass house were within a city block! The docent was informative and cordial. The Bible Museum was just incredible and we will definitely go back because... More 

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West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went for my daughter's senior prom and they had everything looking beautiful. Pictures look very elegant! There is not a single spot in the garden that was not picturesque. would recommend for wedding pictures or any special event you'd like an elegant picture shoot!

Thank DeeDee J
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

My wife and I toured the Biedenharn Museum and gardens last week. We loved it! The history was quite interesting and all of the staff were so nice. Besides the house and the beautiful gardens, there is a wonderful Bible collection containing some rare, centuries old Bibles. There is also a very nice gift shop. The lady at the gift... More 

Thank johnpI25AR
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

loved the staff, learned the history of the first bottler of Coca-Cola, toured his home and gardens. learned a lot, just a delightful, local family sounds like. Bible museum was okay, under renovation at the time, wasn't what we thought it was going to be. seemed to be more paintings for sale to benefit the museum/gardens. Great side trip if... More 

Thank Ann K
Grayson, Louisiana
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was my second time to visit. I took three of my boys and their friends. This place never disappoints us. The people that work there truelly love their job and ate the most friendly people that you will ever meet. The tour and explanation of the history is so interesting and then you walk over to the beautiful Biedenharn... More 

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