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The Old Governor's Mansion

Address: 502 N. Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-387-2464
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Ranked #12 of 72 things to do in Baton Rouge
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Once the home to nine Louisiana Governors, this restored house museum includes memorabilia such as...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Trinity, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I was very impressed with the home in great condition and set up well for the period. It was well worth the time to see.

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Cycling from Miami, FL to San Francisco, CA I arrived in Baton Rouge with two significant sites on my list - The Old Governor's Mansion and Louisiana's Old State Capitol As a visiting Brit I found both particularity interesting from a cultural and historic view point An hour or so is more than enough - highly recommended Enjoy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

small and gracious house filled with local history. Small informative tours. Worth visiting while in Baton Rouge.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is one place everyone should try to see. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the house's history and the lives of its occupants. Each bedroom of the house is outfitted for a governor who lived there. There are personal artifacts throughout and the guides make sure you a little something in each of their lives. The sitting room... More 

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Hot Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

When Earl Long became the Governor of LA, he did not like the governor's mansion...it was too small and outdated. After a losing battle with the legislature, he took it upon himself to have it demolished, saying that it had termites. He then had a large impressive mansion built on the site. It still stands today and the tour guides... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A must see in Baton Rouge. We went on the tour because we had nothing else planned for that day of our trip and it turned out really nice. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we were the only ones in that tour group.

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

enjoying a personal guide through the Mansion was a pleasure, Frank was really passionate about the building and very good in explaining about the past Governers and their personal experiences, It was a gorgeous building, not very expensive to enter.Enjoyed all the furniture and felt like I had been taken back in time.

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We tried to visit the mansion but it was closed. I did stick my camera through the bars on the gate to snap a picture. Looks like a beautiful home and I would like to go back for a tour

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