Lsu Rural Life Museum247 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 4560 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2257652437
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
Also known as ‘Louisiana’s best-kept secret’, the rural life museum enchants tourists and explorers from all over the world. Here, you will get to see glimpses of the people’s lives in 19th century Baton Rouge. Then, the routine life of people was quite different and natives had to depend more on the labor work than technology. A tour through the museum will take you back in that time zone and help you get acquainted with every aspect of it. The exhibits are done in three separate areas- the Exhibit Barn, the Plantation Quarters and the Folk Architecture area. Exhibit barn contains varied artifacts and items including a rustic flatboat used in 1927 and an equally old beam steam engine. The plantation quarters, on the other hand, showcases the difficult life of slaves who used to contribute a lot in vegetation and construction. But the main highlight of all is its Folk Architecture museum that is settled over a 320 acre and is donned with a unique charm of its own. Walk around and explore as much as you want. Once done, head to the visitor’s center to replenish yourself and interact with the folks. A trip to Baton Rouge is incomplete without a visit to Rural Life Museum.
How to Reach Lsu Rural Life Museum
- By Bus: Essen Ln @Essen Park Ave - N
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LSU Rural Life Museum Reviews & Ratings
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??
This museum focuses on Louisiana in the antebellum years. Indoors there is an extensive exhibit on slavery and how laws called Code Noir affected people in bondage before 1803. Adjacent to this area was an even larger space where everything from irons to horse-drawn carriages (minus the horses) were on display. Outside was even more interesting: Dog-trot, shotgun, Acadian, overseers houses; cabins; a post office; a school room; "hospital", are just some of the representations found there. Check out the statue of Uncle Jack. Very informative!
It was very enjoyable, interesting and had an impact on my kids. It was woth it.
Amazing. The amount of artifacts and cultural diversity. Well done LSU. Highly recommended.