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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 73 things to do 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you're a big museum fan like me and you have the time, you may want to take two days to see this museum. One day for the first floor and one day for the second floor. I was literally burned out after seeing everything on the first floor and because of that, just kind of rushed through the second... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

lovely, open, airy museum. superb displays of Louisiana history. Went for a home school field trip and they did a great job educating.

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Beaumont, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was in town for my daughters dance competition.. When we had time off I wanted to check out some local museums. This one was free for kids and maybe 3dollars for adults. It was more geared for adults down stairs and had a lot if history items well displayed. My kids are 7 and 9 and they enjoyed the... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This museum has so many different sections and topics, each one more fascinating than the next. We learned about civil rights, shrimping boats, Mardi Gras, Governor Huey Long (surprisingly interesting), New Orleans music, an old fashioned submarine and more. We couldn't get to everything in the time we had available, but I would have liked to. This museum peaked my... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you want to know what it means to be a Creole, a Cajun, a resident of Louisiana, this is the place to go. There is a deep history and a unique culture that is captured and introduced here. You could spend a full day reading it all or a few hours reading the high lights. This wasn't a planned... More 

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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Located in downtown Baton Rouge, and would recommend to visit on a weekend morning. Parking is free on the weekends and very nice area for a morning walk after the museum visit. Very nice and organized exhibits if you are interested in learning the history and culture of Louisianan.

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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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51 reviews 51 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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