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LSU Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge

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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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  • This unusual museum, set within a 25 acre park, comprises some 30 historic homes and outbuildings which illustrate the everyday living conditions of rural working classes during the 18th and 19th... 
    This unusual museum, set within a 25 acre park, comprises some 30 historic homes and outbuildings which illustrate the everyday living conditions of rural working classes during the 18th and 19th...  more »
  • Yesterday I went to Baton Rouge and visited the LSU Rural Life Museum. The purpose is to increase appreciation for the heritage and history of Louisiana. Just walking through this 25- acre museum... 
    Yesterday I went to Baton Rouge and visited the LSU Rural Life Museum. The purpose is to increase appreciation for the heritage and history of Louisiana. Just walking through this 25- acre museum...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed it a great deal it's amazing all the older tools and artifacts that they managed to accumulate and then that they actually survive time. Because so many people want to just throw everything away unless you real life museum is not an excellent job with what they have. I hadn't been there in many years I wouldn't physically able this time to walk through all the old houses but as I remember they were excellent too. I recommend a visit to the rural Life museum to anyone.
  • Expansive, comprehensive museum. I remember loving it as a kid. I'm thrilled to say my own kids loved it too!

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