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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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A Must see in Monroe

This is one the most beautiful places in the area. It is a must see and the folks there are very friendly and knowledgable. The gardens are well maintained and show the area as it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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San Angelo, United States
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San Angelo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is one the most beautiful places in the area. It is a must see and the folks there are very friendly and knowledgable. The gardens are well maintained and show the area as it was in days past. Enjoyed it very much

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting place to visit and learn about Coca Cola's history. There's a movie you can watch regarding the early Coca Cola days, interesting talks about how soda was first bottled. This is the only place were you can buy a soda for 5 cents from their antique soda machines. You can also take a tour of the Bidenharn house, learn... More 

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Eros
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This garden is small and quaint. I have taken my kids to take spring photos here for a long time. It provides a great back drop for nice photos. Lots of shade. You can get a bottled coke for a nickel which the kids love. For one admission you get to visit the gardens, the museum next store and the... More 

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Arlington, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Learned lots about the history of the family, they were the first family to bottle Coke. I enjoyed the video presentation then toured the house and garden. I think it took us three hours to complete the tour and for the price it was well worth it. I thought the nickel bottle of coke was cool, we kept the six... More 

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Farmerville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The tour of the house was informative. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. She answered all our questions. Gardens were beautiful. Museum was very interesting. Brought back a lot of memories, seeing the old coke machines and advertising. A nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I enjoyed the lovely home with it's interesting 60s-70s decor. silk padded wallpaper and salvadore dali mirrror. the gardens were also very well kept and nice for a photo. The film was interesting and the 5 cent cokes a treat. the docents were a bit militant, but they are likely volunteers who care greatly for the place, so i can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is such a fun place. Very pretty and lots to see. We took my lil sis after she got out of school early one day! Also get a .5 cent bottled coke at the end!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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

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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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