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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe

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The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens is a home museum and botanical garden located beside the Ouachita River at 2006 Riverside Drive in Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is open Monday-Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

The Biedenharm Museum was built in 1913 as a private home by Joseph A. Biedenharn, who is credited with first bottling Coca-Cola in the summer of 1894 while living in his birthplace of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The original Biedenharn Home, built in 1913, is open for tours and furnished as it was during the residence of Joseph Biedenharn's daughter, Emma Louise "Emy-Lou" Biedenharn, who died in 1984.

The Coca-Cola Museum features Coca-Cola memorabilia and historical items.

The adjoining Bible Museum features a collection of bibles and biblical literature and also hosts rotating exhibits.
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  • My family and I (kids - 8 & 11) stopped here and had a good time. The Coke presentation was interesting. The kids enjoyed getting a coke for 5 cent. The tour guides at the Biedenharn home were so...  more »
  • Learned much even though I’ve been to two other Coca-Cola exhibits (Vicksburg and Daytona Beach) about the marketing genius of Coca-Cola production and distribution. Enjoyed buying a cold bottle of...  more »
  • A few weeks ago we were on a small little vacation and stayed at Poverty Point in Delhi. We took a little day trip out to Monroe on one of our days and had a great time visiting this museum. Everything was so beautiful. What a marvelous piece of history. I never would have believed something like this was near here. We definitely recommend it. We hope to come back in the future.
  • The lady that gave us the tour in the coke museum was incredibly friendly and passionate about the museum. We really enjoyed hearing the story and seeing the old Coca Cola memorabilia. This place is definitely worth stopping by, the coke from the vending machine is only 5 cents!

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