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Many Museums in one plus a fantastic English garden

Fascinating Family. Joe B was the first bottler of Coca Cola. His brothers also so they could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy D
Augusta, Georgia, United States
A Fun Afternoon with Coca Cola.

Coca-Cola is an American staple known throughout the world but I did not know it was first bottled... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
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Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic home and magnificent Elsong Gardens located on the estate.
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2006 Riverside Dr, Monroe, LA 71201-4268
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating Family. Joe B was the first bottler of Coca Cola. His brothers also so they could distribute using the Mississippi river to a wide geographic area. That is why a Coca Cola museum is part of the deal. His daughter was born in 1902...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Coca-Cola is an American staple known throughout the world but I did not know it was first bottled by the Biedenharn family of Vicksburg, MS and West Monroe, LA. They were a very large candy business that sold other bottled drinks but only Cola-Cola from...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

The gardens were beautiful. The staff on the tour were very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The coca cola museum was interesting and there was a lot to see. I would recommend.

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Started with the coke museum... informative! Learned some odd facts about Coke. Then off to the amazing house. Fully furnished and maintained with beautiful decorating and furnishings. The Bible museum was much more than I expected! Going back centuries, beautiful Bibles and religious items. The...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Interesting presentation of first Coke bottler - learned a lot. Gardens need work - too bad cause they have the basics in a very nice setting. No reason not to have seasonal flowers in bloom. Interesting decor in the home.

Thank DozerDawg
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

This museum was well worth the $6 entry fee. We learned of the history of Coca Cola, then visited the Biedernharn home, and gardens as well as the bible museum.

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed January 22, 2018

The house and museum with the Coke items and Bibles was very nice. The gardens in the spring are quite lovely. Nice way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank glofoster1960
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Very popular local museum, started by the Biedenharn family here, who owned the Coca-Cola franchise for many years. It is well known that Mr. Joe Biedenharn, who I think lived in Vicksburg, MS.was the individual who first designed & constructed the process to bottle the...More

Thank enochs
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

It's alright. At least it was something to do. We would have planned something different if we had known it wasn't much to it.

Thank Derrrick007
Reviewed October 24, 2017

I am a local person that has passed by this for years and never stopped. Took some friends from New Orleans. And, yes,cokes are a nickel. Consists actually of 4 things to see. First is the Coca Cola museum with artifacts. Biedenharn was the first...More

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Peggy H
April 8, 2015|
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Yes. $6 for adults, $4 for children less than 12 yr. old. The fee allows you to visit the Biedenharn home and gardens, the Coca-Cola Museum and the Bible Museum. It's well worth the money. And, they have a really nice... More