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LSU Rural Life Museum
Ranked #6 of 81 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 November 5, 2012

I had never been here before so it was nice to take the kids to this place to some old things that they learn about in history.

1  Thank yolanda85
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were fortunate when we toured this museum as we were the only ones there. However, as we were leaving, a large bus full of visitors pulled up in front. This place is filled with history. There is one section with almost two dozen carriages inside. Some of these were hearses while others were cabs and for personal use. There was a section on slavery and another area with sewing machines. There are tools, quilts, and other artifacts which were used in the 19th century. Outside are buildings which include a post office, commissary, schoolhouse, overseer's house, blacksmith's shop, and numerous others. One can spend several hours at this museum as there is a lot to see.

1  Thank globeseeker007
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Take several hours to walk through this amazing museum. As other reviews have mentioned, it is like stepping back into history -worth every moment. Look for the small items, walk all around the grounds taking in how difficult of a time it was to live in and survive. See how far we have come in just 150+ years. Do take water & a smack. There are other lovely grounds to see, if you have the time. It is a working agricultural farm.

1  Thank VicGro
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

A 1000 acre plus rural and park-like oasis in Baton Rouge. Collection of authentic, restored farm buildings pre-Civil War, test plots of various agricultural crops, rose collection, and agriculture machinery museum.

Thank LAsharky
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The only reason I didn't give this place the highest rating possible is they don't have any food or drink concessions. I would suggest taking a picnic lunch, but there are restaurants within a 5 minute drive. Your ticket lets you leave and return the same day. The museum is 25 acres of a wonderful hodgepodge of 19th century tools and implements, transportation, slave quarters, period architecture, etc. It has one of the best collections of horse drawn carriages I have ever seen. The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful. We visited on a wednesday in mid October. We rarely encountered other visitors in the park.. You are allowed freedom to roam, investigate and touch to a very enjoyable, but responsible way.

Thank OrionTacco
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