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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

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Address: 2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA 71201
Phone Number: 318-387-5281
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic...
Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic home and magnificent Elsong Gardens located on the estate.
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Amazing Place to Visit

My mom, 2 teenagers and I were awed by our experience. The history and beauty was amazing. Allow plenty of time and check their times.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My mom, 2 teenagers and I were awed by our experience. The history and beauty was amazing. Allow plenty of time and check their times.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Guides and docent were very agreeable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this. Three generations enjoyed this thoroughly.

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louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The ladies at the museum were delightful and gave us so much information that we were not aware of. All the displays were well presented. Questions were welcomed, and answered. Then we toured the home with the beautiful gardens. Home seemed to be set up for comfort. There were, however, Baccarat and Waterford chandeliers. Take your time in the garden,... More 

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Monroe, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens boasts the home and gardens of Emmy Lou Beidenharn, the Coca Cola Museum, a Bible Museum, and a lovely gift shop. The home is a delightful glimpse into the past, the museum is well kept and is a nice way to spend a couple of hours in Monroe.

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retiredJB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Biedenharn (Coca Cola) Museum is a low cost attraction. You see a short film about the Biedenharn bottling system. They explain the job of a soda jerk and for an additional nickel, give you an 8 oz. Coke. The Biedenharn's were the first to bottle Coke. They have an amazing family, including one son who started Delta Airlines, which... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I loved the beautiful flowering garden to make pictures in. The cost of $5 per person to walk around for 30 minutes was a little more than it should be.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We made a spontaneous stop at the Biedenharn Coca Cola museum and it was so much fun. We enjoyed ice cold colas from the old fashioned vending machine and watched a great, informative video. Why does Atlanta get all the credit when the Biedenharn's were the first to bottle Coca Cola? Interesting. The museum is well taken care of and... More 

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Natchez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is beautiful inside and out. Everytime we have out of town guests we always take them to the Biedenharn The gardens are always immaculate and exotic. The Coke Museum and Bible Museum are unique.

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Pineville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Biedenharn is a beautiful place to go to spend a whole day experiencing a variety of visual attractions. The Biedenharn mansion, located next door to the museum, is open for tours, and is a facinating place in its own right. The Gardens are incredibly beautiful and open to the public We went last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Joseph Biedenharn was the first bottler of Coca Cola. The home he built for his daughter Emmy-Lou is lovely with beautiful gardens. And, you can still buy an 8 oz. bottle of Coke for a nickel! The Coca Cola Museum is really interesting and they have a really nice gift shop.

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Additional Information about Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

Address: Address: 2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA 71201
Phone Number: 318-387-5281
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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