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The Old Governor's Mansion

502 N. Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-387-2464
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Ranked #13 of 33 attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Once the home to nine Louisiana Governors, this restored house museum includes memorabilia such as Huey Long's pajamas and Jimmie Davis' guitar, and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We tried to visit the old governor's mansion today. Unfortunately, we were turned away because the last tour started at 3:30??? And we arrived at 4:00. Totally bummed and disappointed at how early tours stop.

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Navarre, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The building is not startling but our visit was made interesting by the knowledge of the docent who offered insights into the various Governors who had lived in the house.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Was a good tour information wise. The house is vey interesting information and history wise. Our family liked how each room was done according to each governor of La. One part of the tour that we had never seen before was that we had a different tour guide for each room of the house. Therefore some of the tour guides... More

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We liked checking out this governor's mansion. I've never been to the White House, but I can see the similarity based on photos I've seen. The tour is interesting and the people who lead the tours through the house are very friendly and knowledgeable. That may be the only downside--if you want to go longer than a tour or leave... More

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Harrison, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Well restored and interesting history of the building and governors, particularly Governor Huey Long and how he had it built to look like the White House. Nice tour.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Built by Huey P. Long as a replica of the White House. He built it so that when he "gets to Washington D.C. he would feel comfortable. :) Very cool piece of history and I highly recommend visiting it when you're in Baton Rouge.

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Freeport
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

On a one-day visit to Baton Rouge, we followed suggestions from TripAdvisor Reviews: We visited the Old State Capital (very interesting -- and we LOVED the GHOST VIDEO!); the New State Capital (beautiful building and great views from the top!) – as well as our favorite – the Old Governor’s Mansion! This is a beautifully preserved building and so rich... More

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Wow, this was so informative. The ballroom is available to rent for wedding receptions and more. The stories and histories of the past governors that occupied this house were interesting. The unique displays include inauguration gown of one of the first ladies, furniture and drawing signed by Walt Disney. Judy Garland donated a cabinet that holds some of the items.... More

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Ridgewood, NJ
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198 reviews 198 reviews
38 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

On our first day in Baton Rouge, we were able to stop at the mansion for just a 1/2 hour and knew we needed more time. The center hall leads to a spiral staircase that goes to a gallery of painting of local notable. But looking up, you will seel a spectacular ceiling of stained glass. It is a self... More

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Wooster, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The mansion is nice,but the price of eight dollars is not worth it. I might have enjoyed it more if there was less mention of Huey Long and more about the building.

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