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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 29 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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39 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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When Earl Long became the Governor of LA, he did not like the governor's mansion...it was too small and outdated.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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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151 reviews 151 reviews
47 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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196 reviews 196 reviews
136 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
118 helpful votes 118 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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126 helpful votes 126 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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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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