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The Old Governor's Mansion

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Lots of Baton Rouge history

It's a really neat place. The lady at the front desk was so friendly and chatty. She made the place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amber M
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Upper Peninsula, Michigan
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A step back in time in a mansion defined by the illustrious governors who.lived there

This wonderful tour by a retired school teacher was one of the very best I have ever had .Yes, it... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Thomas P M
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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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502 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5719
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a really neat place. The lady at the front desk was so friendly and chatty. She made the place worth the stop. The building itself is a piece of history and interesting to tour. The tour was a good ice length- informative, but not...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

This wonderful tour by a retired school teacher was one of the very best I have ever had .Yes, it was a tour of a mansion, it it was much more. The guide shared each room and all articles in them as it related to...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

I visited the Mansion with two school teacher friends and we had a blast. There was so much to see and learn! The past always holds secrets and Louisiana is full of surprises for sure!

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

You must go visit the mansion. The lady who guided our tour had so much knowledge of the mansion and the history of the governors. She told the best most interesting stories. The governor who built the mansion wanted to be President one day and...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

This was free and worth the time if you are just cruising around the downtown area. Great History of the area.

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

We had a tour of this, the docent, Alan, was so good. He knew all sorts of stuff that mere guide books don't tell you. Fascinating place, beautifully restored and maintained.

Thank KokoLB
Reviewed June 10, 2017

It is very useful to see how the Governor used to live :) Posh place with luxury old furniture and lots of beatiful art decors.

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

We were not disappointed in the beauty of this capital building nor the history. It is well worth you to stop in..It's free!

Thank Linda W
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Website states hours are from 9am to 4pm. We arrived, at 2:30pm, to a sign that read, "...next tour 10am tomorrow". We were told, the "office" is open until 4, but tours stop at 2:30pm. It was 2:32pm when we rang the doorbell and asked....More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

It is a beautiful construction but when I went there, during the winter holidays, they weren't open for visitors.

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