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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA 71201
318-387-5281
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Monroe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic home and magnificent Elsong...
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Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Monroe, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of Monroe's treasures! The history of Coca-Cola bottling, coupled with an interesting collection of antiques Bible's and a beautiful garden representing the finest southern plants in their splendor! Enjoy a nickel coke from a bottle while strolling the gardens. Wonderful gift shop of garden and local artists jewelry treasures. Just a lovely way to spend a couple of hours... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens is truly beautiful each and every season of the year ! First and foremost during the spring and summer seasons the flower blossoms in the gardens are a site to behold ! ! !That's one of the reasons the musesum is chosen by so many brides and grooms for their weddings because of it beauty.... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Really enjoyed this tour and the beautiful gardens. The price is very reasonable and my husband and I enjoyed this for a great afternoon out. Where else can you get a nickel coke!!

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Seattle
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124 reviews 124 reviews
76 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Wonderful museum, definitely don't miss this one. Plan for a couple of hours. For $6 entry fee and free parking you get: - the Coke museum with all kinds of artifacts and a gift shop, interesting room with a Coke bar set up. Stairs up to the building. - the Bible museum which houses ancient (like 1100) pages from Bibles,... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Don't miss the Biedenharn when in Monroe. I've probably been six to eight times and always look forward to returning. There is much to do and see---the old family home (the tour is fascinating) with plenty or memories and antiques to delight every member of the family. The Bible Museum is not to be missed, with centuries old artifacts in... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Cost pp was around $6. Tour took around 1 1/2 hours. Tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Our family enjoyed the stop and the 5 cent cokes. : - )

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Starting off in the coke museum, you meet the most adorably excited tour guide who explains everything there was and is to know about the history of Coca Cola and the Biedenharn family. My family and I enjoyed learning all that there was to know because the guide made it so fun! The coke museum is followed by a tour... More 

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Grambling, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Didnt know what to expect, but its in a very nice, green area of Monroe. First they give you a tour of the coke museum, where you can buy a bottle of coke for a nickel, and give you a brief history of how the first bottle of coke was bottled right here in Monroe! Then you can tour the... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I found this place on my way home from Monroe one day, and I am so happy that I did. The museum was very interesting. There was even an antique coke machine that only costs a nickel. The garden was my favorite part. It is absolutely gorgeous! It is the perfect place for senior or engagement pictures. This place is... More 

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Bella Vista, United States
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great tour of the home of the first bottler of Coca Cola. The gardens are beautiful and the house is very interesting. It is neat to see the "high end" living of people in that day and time. Then at the end there are 5 cent glass bottles of coke you can buy. :)

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