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Angola Museum

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Interesting insight to a penitentiary.

I visited the Museum early in the morning and enjoyed lunch there also. The museum has a lot of... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Patricia1209
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Perth, Australia
Louisiana State Penitentiary

We catch a bus from the landing of the American Steam Boat Co location where we choked a tree (the... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
smokeater55
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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17544 Tunica Trce, Angola, LA 70712-3029
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

I visited the Museum early in the morning and enjoyed lunch there also. The museum has a lot of history of the prison as well including photos and items. There is a variety of things to see and read about. The ladies in the shop...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

We catch a bus from the landing of the American Steam Boat Co location where we choked a tree (the river was in flood stage so we could not go to the normal landing) and it takes about 30 min to drive to the front...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Passed through few months ago on business, toured museum and had a hamburger in their cafe. (Old death Row?) Spent few hours going through museum. Have to look closely so you don’t miss something. First time almost missed legs sticking out of compressor in the...More

Thank shirley202
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Angola prison is situated down a long and winding road near St. Francisville, La. The scenery getting there is sometimes rural and very beautiful. Just outside the prison gates sits an unassuming building housing the museum. The contents are informative telling of the beginning, the...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

It is an interesting museum with a café in the prison that serves a great burger. There are many well done exhibits dealing with law enforcement and the history of the prison. There is a popular rodeo that is held there on weekends in October...More

Thank bpl888
Reviewed March 6, 2017

The whole museum is very interesting but the prisoners' art and carpentry skills are special. If a prisoner's funeral is not occurring the horse drawn hearse made by prisoners will be on display and it is beautiful. The displays of escapes and homemade weapons are...More

Thank Starla P
Reviewed October 25, 2016

We had heard of the rodeo but had never been. It is best to pre-order your tickets online as they sell out fast!! They have two rodeo's, one in the Spring and every weekend in October. The crafts made by the prisoners are AWESOME!! such...More

Thank S D
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This museum is very detailed with the history of the prison. There are displays of some of the shanks and weapons found and attempted to be smuggled into the prison over the years. There is a display of weapons carried or available to the guards....More

Thank CS P
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Intrigued by Angola Prison (Louisiana State Pen) since watching Louisiana Lockdown on cable TV. Lucky enough to meet Museum Curator Marsha who was very informative & welcoming. Great insight into the history & current place of incarceration in this USAs largest prison

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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Was visiting St Francisville as part of a birthday celebration. Had not originally planned on visiting but was told it was very interesting. Did not relalize it had also once been a plantation. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and was able to visit with...More

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