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The Old Governor's Mansion

502 N. Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-387-2464
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Ranked #11 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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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Charlottetown, PEI
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121 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very interesting, well presented tour. The "Huey" stories certainly add to the character of the "Louisiana White House" as well. Rooms are well furnished with period pieces. The "Sunshine" room complete with Sunshine's saddle was priceless.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Anything with former Louisiana Governor Huey Long is always exciting. Add an amazing tour guide and you get stories about Huey, his brother Earl, and other Louisiana leaders who inhabited this gorgeous house in downtown Baton Rouge. Well worth the trip!!

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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135 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited the Mansion on June 11th. It is a guided tour of the rooms. You are allowed to take pictures. The rooms are decorated with furniture of the different governors who lived there.

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Oregon, IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The history in Baton Rouge is very interesting and this stop will not disappoint you. The tour guide was very knowledgeable since she grew up in the area.

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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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56 helpful votes 56 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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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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