The Old Governor's Mansion

The Old Governor's Mansion, Baton Rouge: Hours, Address, The Old Governor's Mansion Reviews: 4.5/5

The Old Governor's Mansion
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Once the home to nine Louisiana Governors, this restored house museum includes memorabilia such as Huey Long's pajamas and Jimmie Davis' guitar, and is furnished to reflect the era in which it was occupied, 1930-1962.
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pnguin9999
Saint Louis, MO17 contributions
Very nice tour and free!
Sep 2020
If walls could talk, but wait, they can through the guide. Funny, informative and did I mention free. One of the best historical tours I have taken.
Written 17 August 2021
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JLGlenn
Baton Rouge, LA1,788 contributions
Glad I took the time!
Jul 2021 • Solo
Getting to know where I live better. Really enjoyed the Old Governors Mansion today. I parked on North Street walked to front door facing North Street. There was a note on front door with instructions to scan the paper and purchase tickets online then call the location when complete. Nice lady met me at the entrance door. There was not a docent available but they had a link for a self tour which was fine with me since I was solo.
Tour took me through each room including both floors with great information.
Spent time reading all the details attached to memorabilia and inserts on self tour. Took lots of pics.
Recommend the visit.
Written 22 July 2021
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Rita V
Hudson, MA787 contributions
Simple, history, lovely setting
Oct 2020
Time to kill and beat the heat? Take your self guided tour through the mansion and BR history. Super clean, well lit and spacious.
Written 21 November 2020
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lsherb
baltimore, maryland28 contributions
Fabulous home
Mar 2020
This mansion is a “must see”- built to resemble the White House, it is full of interesting stories. The mansion itself is very well built with unbelievable details. 15 bathrooms- each one different colors and tiles!
Written 12 March 2020
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Garry M
Orillia, Canada997 contributions
Nice To See
Jan 2020
Worth checking out , we were glad to have been able to make this stop. Interesting history behind this building.
Written 26 January 2020
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plumbob62
6 contributions
Old Gov. Mansion of Baton Rouge.
Nov 2019
Beautiful building both inside and out . Learned a lot about the Governor's of LA. we had a guided tour for $9 p/p well worth it.
Written 8 January 2020
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Andy F
Devizes, UK890 contributions
Impressive
Nov 2019
A building that dominates the skyline, great example of art deco, inside and out. Impressive lobby, two governmental chambers. You can take the lift to 24th floor, then to 27th, to get out on the viewing deck, affording 360 degrees views across the city. A must-see, must-do in Baton Rouge.
Written 15 December 2019
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Vuko
Naples, Italy153 contributions
A must see in Baton Rouge
Nov 2019
I can remember spending time here as a child, but returning as an adult with my friends from Italy was a real treat! They absolutely loved it. The museum is informative, and the interior aesthetic is amazing. If you are a backyard tourist, or an international traveler, this is a must in the Baton Rouge area.
Written 10 December 2019
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PSquare
Cary, NC59 contributions
Well worth seeing
Oct 2019
Appreciated visiting this site, especially after touring the current capital building. The displays regarding Huey Long were somewhat a repeat for us after having toured the Capital Park Museum. Loved visiting the chambers and the gift shop is very nice. The grounds are also very pretty.
Written 8 November 2019
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James M
Las Vegas, NM395 contributions
Such a cool spot!
Oct 2019
Was at a wedding reception there this past weekend. What a beautiful venue! Am looking forward to going back and getting a proper tour. The interior and the grounds are just gorgeous!
Written 22 October 2019
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