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The Old Governor's Mansion

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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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Great History Lesson on Louisiana Politics

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wonderful and unique state capitol with stained-glass domed atrium, stunning history, knowledgeable staff and you may explore at your leisure. If you love history, don't miss this. Be sure to ask about the resident ghosts!

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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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United States
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Odessa, Ukraine
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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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