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Address: 502 N. Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-387-2464
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Once the home to nine Louisiana Governors, this restored house museum...
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.
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Wonderful docents, full of interesting facts and stories.

Two places not to be missed are the Old State House and the Old Governor's Mansion. The mansion has personal memorabilia from Huey Long. The building has been restored and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Two places not to be missed are the Old State House and the Old Governor's Mansion. The mansion has personal memorabilia from Huey Long. The building has been restored and furnished for that time frame. The guides seemed to love the house and willingly shared their information.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

One of the best tours. We were the only visitors at the time & we were there for almost 2 hours. The tours are given by volunteers who are extremely knowledgeable & if you are interested, they will give you a very detailed account of the politics & history of Baton Rouge. Loved the back stories on all of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fascinating history and a great guide made the visit very memorable. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Baton Rouge.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There was a "staff event" with just a piece of paper on the door on a Tuesday morning, our only day in Baton Rouge, so we were kind of disappointed. It was a pretty walk up to the door though, with a fountain and those majestic columns. Wish they'd had their staff event after hours though, so we could have... More 

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chicago, ill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very interesting and informative. Guided tour took about 30 minutes and included a short history of all the governor's who lived in the mansion, some quite colorful.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great history stop, learn about the drama and see some great architecture in the meantime. All for free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Old Governor's Mansion was an interesting place to visit. The guide there was extremely knowledgeable. He was not in a rush, answered many of our questions. This building is very nice inside and outside. You learn not just about H. Long, but much more.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very nice restoration and period furnishings. Wonderful and informative tour conducted by their staff. Amazing Huey Long stories as well as other interesting governors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Never had a tour like the one delivered by Lynda and cliff!! Best ever and I know so much more about the Long family as well as the other flamboyant governors who lived there-such an interesting tour! Beautiful place.

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Ennis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was our first stop in Baton Rouge and I absolutely loved it! The lady that showed us around was very knowledgeable and friendly. She knew a lot of stories about the Louisiana governors who lived here - quite some different characters! The house is beautifully maintained and worth a visit. (Entrance fee $7 per person)

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