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The Old Governor's Mansion

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Address: 502 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5719
Phone Number: 225-387-2464
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Wonderful place to visit

Had a wonderful tour with a lot of great stories. The tour guide was funny and very informative. Great place to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful tour with a lot of great stories. The tour guide was funny and very informative. Great place to visit.

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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful home full of Louisiana former governors' treasures. The lady docent here was awesome. She made the history come alive. We are from out-of-state, but still found it fascinating. Well worth the stop if you are interested in the type mansion architecture or the history, either one or both.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the State Capitol tour and skip this one. The Capitol tour is free, much moe interesting, and covers much more. I guess if I did this and not the Capitol, then this might have been ok.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been lucky enough to attend a couple of events here. The building is beautiful and really neat to see if you have the opportunity.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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 June 25, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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