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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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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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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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Additional Information about Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

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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