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“An excellent museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge

Louisiana State Museum Baton Rouge
660 N. 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-342-5428
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Ranked #8 of 29 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Type: Museums
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“An excellent museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

If there was a higher rating on this website, I would give it to this museum. And would you believe it, the museum is free to visit. There are 2 floors to this museum. The first floor contains exhibits which relate to both Baton Rouge and Louisiana history. There is a submarine which dates from the Civil War and they're not sure of its origin. The place also contains a shrimp boat. Add a cotton gin and a sugar cane harvester to this. There are exhibits relating to the oil industry. This floor covers Black history dating back from the days of slavery to the Civil Rights movement after WWII. Cajun history is also covered. The Civil War is included. There's a section devoted to the great Jazz musician Louis Armstrong. The second floor contains exhibits relating to the music industry and Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras displays are ornate and colorful. So are the other displays. They cover country, blues, cajun, and other types of music. You'll spend several hours browsing through this great museum.

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“Well worth seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Appreciated the history of the state, especially Gov. Huey Long. The relationship between Long and FDR was new information for me.

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“Awesome place free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

Totally interesting its great to learn about history if you are in the area put it on your list to see

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“Lots to see and do”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

There are a lot of exhibits in the museum and we learned so much that we didn't know about the role of Baton Rouge in the Civil War and about Louisiana in general. Some of the exhibits did tend to be repetitive with their information.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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“Wonderful Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I never imagined such a great museum would be here in Baton Rouge. My husband and I have gone to several museums both in the states and abroad. I would consider this one to be in my top 5, because you learn so much about the history of the state and the unique traditions. The first floor walks through the history of the Louisiana Purchase (my niece said she learned more here than in the school she attends in a state outside of Louisiana). The second floor includes more history about Mardi Gras, Crawfish boils and music. Definitely a long afternoon should be spent here. It is a great place for adults and kids.

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