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Address: 502 N. Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-387-2464
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Beautiful with such a friendly staff

A trip to Baton Rouge is not complete without a visit to the Old Governor's Mansion. This wonderful attraction seems to improve every time we go. Our senior and student groups... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A trip to Baton Rouge is not complete without a visit to the Old Governor's Mansion. This wonderful attraction seems to improve every time we go. Our senior and student groups love it. The staff is friendly and quite knowledgeable. Allons À Lafayette, Inc.

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Cut Off, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a wonderful old place to visit, the history and beauty just remarkable. Go around Christmas time, and see the beautiful decorations and poinsettias. The staff are very knowledgeable about the mansion, and will tell you stories about it, if you take time to listen.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our tour of the Old Governor’s Mansion was a highlight experience of our visit to Baton Rouge. Huey Long was one of those larger-than-life characters whose life story reads like fiction. If these walls could only talk! We had a friendly, knowledge guide for our nearly one-hour tour. I lagged behind to take lots and lots of photos. The murals... More 

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Lafayette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

a lot of old Louisiana history is here.baton rouge fest for all was in this area and many people come to see and visit the mansion sit and listen to the bands and other events.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The front view of the Old Governor's Mansion looks like a small version of the White House. that first view gives you a hint about one of the residents of the Governor's Mansion and his vision of grandeur. The mansion has personal memorabilia from Huey Long and all the other Governors of Louisiana that resided in this mansion. The building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Old Governor's Mansion

Address: Address: 502 N. Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-387-2464
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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