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Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge

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Address: 660 N. 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 12253425428
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wonderful place for history buffs

This museum will teach you almost everything you need to know about Louisiana. It covers most everything including Mardi Gras. Well worth the small fee you pay to get in. 2 floors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
courtney c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum will teach you almost everything you need to know about Louisiana. It covers most everything including Mardi Gras. Well worth the small fee you pay to get in. 2 floors covered in historical artifacts. If you are a history buff, you won't be disappointed in this place.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lived in Louisiana my entire life and in Baton Rouge for the last 18 years; this is my favorite place to bring friends or family when they are visiting from out of town. If you live in the area, you should become a member of the Friends of the Museum group...free admission and they have a private party... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you walk in, it's like you've walked into art and the culture of Louisiana. You'll get a first hand experience of what's it's like to ride on a float during Mardi Gras! Primitive art and a cornucopia of jazz musicians from the state. This museum is definitely a go-to when in the area. There are other art displays on... More 

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Thank Denise D
Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Best introduction to Louisiana culture and history. Many exhibits that are hands on with music to bring the full experience from head to toe! My favorite museum to bring visitors to! Visitors will learn the different rich history and people that create Louisiana.

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Thank buoywin2010
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Louisiana State Museum is a great museum for a family visit. It's a small museum with exhibits that are engaging as well as educational. They are colorful, fun and informative with lots of things to see and find (a lot of the displays have many cool items in them)! The Music exhibit is especially fun! Highly recommended for families... More 

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Walden, Tenn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This relatively new museum, located just down the street from Huey Long's state capitol, is a gem. It contains two floors of exhibits. The ground floor is a traditional, albeit well done, history museum with a chronological look at the state's past. The second floor examines Louisiana culture including music, food, football, and Mardi Gras. Budget at least two hours... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This museum has a little bit of everything about louisiana, even has a full size shrimp boat and cane harvester. Nice little museum to see at least once especially if your not from louisiana.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a hidden gem in Baton Rouge. Great history of the state with some permanent and seasonal exhibits.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The event I went to featured works of local artists.It was a dressy event and a ticket was needed for entrance.They do have many excellent exhibits that are free to the public.The Museum is very modern and the sight overlooking the Miss.River is very lovely.A great way to spend some free time.

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Thank 676barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Enjoyed the displays and presentations. Learned a lot in a non overbearing way. Liked the way they presented each period of history. Really enjoyed museum

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