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“Tupper General Merchandise Museum - Totally Unique!”
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Tupper Museum
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Jennings
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Owner description: Museum of antique and vintage merchandise, signs, machines, etc.
Reviewed June 26, 2012

The Tupper General Merchandise Museum is located in Jennings, Louisiana, which is between Lake Charles and Lafayette on I-10. This museum has two parts. The first section in the front of the museum is literally a store that closed in the late 1940's - with thousands of items displayed as they were when the store closed. Your enjoyment will increase as you spend more time looking at this store’s amazing inventory.

The second part of the museum is in the back and is the Louisiana Telephone Pioneer Museum. This displays telephone equipment used throughout the last century. It is also very fascinating!

People from all ages will enjoy the Tupper Museum. Younger people will see items they may not recognize and more "seasoned"' folks will love to see things they may have used when they were younger.

Whether you are headed east or west on I-10, take a break from your driving and exit the interstate at Jennings and allocate at least an hour to visit the Tupper Museum. It is located at 311 North Main Street, which is also a quaint street. You will literally be transported back in time!

1  Thank Sarah_Tommy
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

It has the most authentic items, even the dim lighting like it was with candles, good tour guide and cheap. A must for any resident and tourest!

2  Thank glennmiller
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

When W. H. Tupper closed his rural, General Merchandise store in 1949, he left his complete inventory on the shelves, undisturbed, for decades. You can view the more than 10,000 items from his store at the Tupper Museum, recreated in the atmosphere of the original store. A visit to the museum is like stepping back in time. In addition to the many toys, hardware, toiletries, and clothing that you can view there, they also have on display Native American basketry, made by the Coushatta tribe and traded to Mr. Tupper for food and merchandise. Behind the store, they have an interesting and intereactive telephone exhibit, which is fun for children of all ages. Located just a few minutes from the interstate, the museum is a "must see" if you are traveling through Southwest Louisiana.

2  Thank Julesfromlc
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

Even the lights are of the lighting quality of that period, mailbox, tools and farming equipment, things of house wife's would use, sewing, cooking, etc., plus new clothing of that period. Best show to see what/how our parents and grandparents used/lived.

1  Thank GlennMiller_11
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Reviewed January 21, 2016
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