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Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge

Address: 660 N. 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-342-5428
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Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tallahassee, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

After doing the walking tour of the State Capitol grounds, I went to the State Museum that was right there. Louisiana has a lot of history and the museum gave me chance to step back in time and learn more not only about the state, but our country as well.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a cool place to learn about all the different areas of Louisiana. The 2nd floor rooms are not to be missed.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This museum is almost impossible to describe. With relics and displays (a shrimp boat, Mardi Gras Indian costume, music recording studio) it truly tells the whole story about Louisiana. Give yourself 4-5 hours, take a break for lunch somewhere nearby to manage your time.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I live in Baton Rouge and did not even know this museum existed. I have seen the building several times, but didn't realize what it was. We were downtown for the Farmer's Market and Book Fair and the museum was offering free admission. Two of my friends had wanted to see the "Revolution" exhibit that was currently showing so we... More 

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Eustis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great Place to visit the first time to Baton Rouge. Gives a good overview rof the state. Love the artifacts the information

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There is an entrance fee, $5 or $6 each with a senior discount offered. The first floor is largely historical and artifacts are displayed such as a sugar cane harvester, a shrimp boat, oil & gas artifacts and a narrative with photos of the great flood near Plaquemine Parish in the 1900s. The second floor has everything to do with... More 

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95 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The museum is free (3 stars) and the exhibition is really good and comprehensive about the state, LSU football, state culture (+2 stars) get yourself a one hour or two to enjoy the museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Exhibits nicely done, but sparse. American Indian exhibit could have had more detail, artifacts. Only brief mention of Acadians, nothing on the deportation. However, a good way to pass time. What bothered me most was that there was no museum parking. There was a choice of very limited free parking or meter parking. Had to watch time to feed meter.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I went up to see a specific item, only to find that it was not there. The odd thing was that no one seemed to be available to give me any information about it. I had tried calling before I went, but since no one called back, I went ahead and drove there from New Orleans anyway. The kind gentleman... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

we were not expecting much from this small museum, but we ended having a good time. it's interresting and for all ages

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