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The Old Governor's Mansion

502 N. Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-387-2464
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Ranked #12 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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82 helpful votes 82 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
111 helpful votes 111 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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124 helpful votes 124 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 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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