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“If you want to understand Huey Long, stop here!”

The Old Governor's Mansion
Ranked #18 of 79 things to do in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 12, 2013

The docents are well versed in the life and times of Huey Long when he was governor of Lousiana. See his version of the "White House" that he thought he would be living in when he was elected president of the United States. Furnishings from other governors also in the home and you'll understand why a new one when you realize it did not have air condtioning (relax- it does now!)

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We loved touring Louisiana's old governor's mansion. It's a beautiful structure, and our guide was great! With great enthusiasm, he told story after story about the building and its former residents. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the mansion.

My only word of advice is not to wait too late in the day to visit if you can go earlier. Knowing that the mansion closed at 4:00, we arrived at 2:00; it turned out that a wedding was to be held and tours were stopping early that day -- we almost didn't get our tour. So lesson learned: when a venue is only open Tues - Fri, 10:00 - 4:00, get there before 2:00 Friday afternoon.

If you love history and architecture, the time spent at the Old Governor's Mansion is very worthwhile.

2  Thank RetiredTravelerTN
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We held our company Christmas gala here for the second time. The house is wonderful and the catering was excellent.

1  Thank Ken6973
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

It was nice. The house is quaint. Full of antiques. Good tour. We even got to met the governor and his wife.

Thank redfox1957
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

No dislike a must see attraction, Mansion has lots of historic value. Parking on street level can be a challenge.

Thank Obe L
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