LSU Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge

4.6
#3 of 12 in Museums in Baton Rouge
Discover the countryside culture of 18th- and 19th-century Louisiana at LSU Rural Life Museum, an outdoor museum on a plantation that functions as an agricultural research station. Through the barn's collection of artifacts, you'll see how influences from European and African settlers and Native Americans combined to create a rural culture. Head to the Louisiana folk architecture exhibit to see designs that imitate early settlers' construction styles. For the highlight of the attraction, explore the working plantation decorated with period furnishings. Learn about plantation life in the slave cabins, sick house, schoolhouse, forge, grist mill, and more. By using our Baton Rouge driving holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to LSU Rural Life Museum and other attractions in Baton Rouge.
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  • We visited the museum as part of a tour so only had the time and energy, in the heat, to visit the museum building and recreated settlement. There is, however, other activities that would interests fa...  more »
  • If you have not seen a southern plantation or real living conditions, this step back in time shows what it was really like. This is good for history lovers, kids, and antique lovers.  more »
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  • It is a living history museum. Tells some of the happy and sad history of Louisiana. Bring your walking shoes, great way to stretch your legs and learn.
  • Went 6.1.19 The place is amazing and I have been there many times, however this time it was very unlept..very disappointed. Over frown grown grass on everything outside, dust on every cabinet. Never seen it like this??

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