LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens

4560 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809 USA

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“One of the top 10 outdoor museums in the world”

Step back in time to pre-industrial Louisiana at this 27-building museum complex, one of the best outdoor museums in the U.S., featuring tools, furniture and other artifacts and, the highlight, a recreated 19th-century plantation that portrays the daily lives of these early settlers.

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I really wish I had known about this before. I have lived in the New Orleans area for about a decade now, my older sister and her family lived nearby for awhile, so I saw the sign every time I... Read more

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My family loves anything dealing with history, so we were super excited when we found out about the LSU Rural Life Museum. Finding this place was interesting. Once you get to the initial entrance,... Read more

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Probably one of the best museums I've ever been to-very well curated and a great collection of various items and artifacts. We had a great day here and it was well worth the time and small fee for... Read more

LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens

4560 Essen Ln
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
70809 USA

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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