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“Gorgeous grounds!”

LSU Rural Life Museum
Ranked #6 of 79 things to do in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Step back in time to pre-industrial Louisiana at this 27-building museum complex, one of the best outdoor museums in the U.S., featuring tools, furniture and other artifacts and, the highlight, a recreated 19th-century plantation that portrays the daily lives of these early settlers.
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Beautifully Kept! Plenty of farm land for Biology/Agriculture students at LSU to conduct tests/experiments on plant life. Everthying from sweet corn, poinsettas, watermelons and sweet potatos.

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

As my husband and I walked through the trails and looked at the "sick house", Oak Ridge Jail, slave houses, etc., we were taken aback by the surreal feeling that came with actually walking into a place where former slaves had been. Cotton that a person who was probably forced to harvest in the 1800's.......sits there with documentation of when it was harvested and transported.....amazing.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Very interesting insight on Rural living and agriculture living ... Enjoyed

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This well thought out museum offers an insight to rural life in Louisana. Grounds are well kept and indoor museum is full of treasurer's from the past. Would do it again if I am ever in the area.

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

A nice little gem tucked back in the middle of town. To get to the Rural Life Museum you drive through several LSU agricultural gardens, which are interesting in themselves. The rose gardens and hibiscus in the summer are two of my favorites. The Rural Life Museum itself is an outdoor museum with old buildings being taken from all around the state and brought to one place. Old slave quarters, church, cook house, pioneer house, Acadian style house, barns, school and store. Not only are the homes so interesting and decorated the way they would have been in the day but the grounds are beautiful as well. Twice a year there are special events; once at Christmas with choirs, artisans and beautiful period decorations and another in the fall where folks give demonstrations of different crafts. There may be more special events than that. There is also a large barn where many more exhibits are located. I went there many times while living in Baton Rouge.

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