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The Old Governor's Mansion

502 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5719
+1 225-387-2464
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the Old Governor's Mansion

The mansion was getting ready for their annual fund raising gala so they were not giving tours. I... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
nancyhughes1991
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Groesbeck, Texas
History Comes Alive Here

I had a great tour of this charming old home. The furnishings are almost all original and the place... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
SheriffBTJustice
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“white house” (14 reviews)
“out of state” (3 reviews)
“downtown area” (2 reviews)
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502 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5719
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The mansion was getting ready for their annual fund raising gala so they were not giving tours. I was so disappointed and when it was obvious how disappointed I was,Natalie asked me if I was from out of state. When I said I was she...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I had a great tour of this charming old home. The furnishings are almost all original and the place screams of a more formal and less cluttered style. There are secret doors which lead to the upstairs and I especially enjoyed seeing the western collection...More

1  Thank SheriffBTJustice
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour with a lot of great stories. The tour guide was funny and very informative. Great place to visit.

Thank Rochestergirl
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

A beautiful home full of Louisiana former governors' treasures. The lady docent here was awesome. She made the history come alive. We are from out-of-state, but still found it fascinating. Well worth the stop if you are interested in the type mansion architecture or the...More

Thank aspenbc
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Take the State Capitol tour and skip this one. The Capitol tour is free, much moe interesting, and covers much more. I guess if I did this and not the Capitol, then this might have been ok.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I've been lucky enough to attend a couple of events here. The building is beautiful and really neat to see if you have the opportunity.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Don't forget to put the Old Governor's Mansion on your stop and tour list. It's got lots of history and it's really beautiful inside.

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you are a Louisiana history buff this is a great place to learn about how our state got it's start. Now that it is a social event venue it's loss some of it's cache. However, if you have never visited the White House, it...More

1  Thank MGKelly
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide frank was just lovely and very informative. We were in for about 90 mins altogether I believe you should visit the old Capitol building first then this.

1  Thank Ack33
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a beautiful building with much interesting history, expertly told by the wonderful guide. The building had been derelict for a number of years and has lost the land at the back of the property. In recent times it has been restored well, but...More

1  Thank APete
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