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The Old Governor's Mansion

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Address: 502 N. Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-387-2464
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Once the home to nine Louisiana Governors, this restored house museum...

Once the home to nine Louisiana Governors, this restored house museum includes memorabilia such as Huey Long's pajamas and Jimmie Davis' guitar, and is furnished to reflect the era in which it was occupied, 1930-1962.

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Another Southern Charm Mansion

Don't forget to put the Old Governor's Mansion on your stop and tour list. It's got lots of history and it's really beautiful inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
dmcneal830
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't forget to put the Old Governor's Mansion on your stop and tour list. It's got lots of history and it's really beautiful inside.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a Louisiana history buff this is a great place to learn about how our state got it's start. Now that it is a social event venue it's loss some of it's cache. However, if you have never visited the White House, it is a must-do! Gov. Huey Long built it as an exact replica of the White... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide frank was just lovely and very informative. We were in for about 90 mins altogether I believe you should visit the old Capitol building first then this.

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Lancashire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is a beautiful building with much interesting history, expertly told by the wonderful guide. The building had been derelict for a number of years and has lost the land at the back of the property. In recent times it has been restored well, but within the limitations of a modest budget. I get the impression it doesn't attract too... More 

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Baton Rouge, La.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

A mighty fine old building that has been kept in pristine condition. Located in the heart of Baton Rouge right on the Mississippi river.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

After hearing about how beautiful the mansion was for many years,I was extremely disappointed. We were there for a bridal show and could not believe the current state of things. There were very obvious cracks/ holes throughout (which someone at our table who inquired about renting the facility for their wedding told us that the crew of pitch perfect is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Both the old governors mansion and old state Capitol are closed today. Signs say they're open as well as websites. It would have been nice to know before driving all this way!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

As part of Louisiana's history it is well worth a visit to see how the Governor lived in days gone by. There are regular tours with very informative guides. Make this one place to visit alongside the Current and Old State Capitol Buildings.

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to catch the last tour of the day, and the guide we had was excellent. The mansion is pretty much decorated and restored to its original state, and each room is dedicated to a different governor. The history, especially about former Governor Huey Long, is quite interesting, and it makes you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

For the tour our guide was Bill, he was so smartly turned out, smart haircut. He showed us around the house, had lots of little stories, the hour flew by, he was about to finish when we artived and no one had come to replace him, he stayed, missed his lunch and was really interesting. lots to see on a... More 

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