West Baton Rouge Museum

West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen: Hours, Address, West Baton Rouge Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

West Baton Rouge Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Our dynamic permanent exhibits give you a comprehensive view about our history from the Native Americans and European Exploration to contemporary times. Get a hands on experience with the artifacts in our collection and see the importance of industry that made Louisiana at one time the richest state in the South.
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Phia
Port Allen, LA11 contributions
Great local museum and a lovely staff!!
Jun 2021 • Solo
I have been coming to this museum for many many years and I love it! It is a local gem! So many interesting exhibits and glimpses into history. Their sugar fest is my favorite event of the year! I highly recommend stopping by! (also the receptionists are super sweet!)
Written 7 June 2021
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Bob55555
Ellensburg, WA238 contributions
Great Museum
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was a very informative museum about sugar cane grown in Louisiana and the plantations in the area. Amazing how many fields and plantations there were back in the day. The scale model of the sugar factory was very impressive. From start to finish and all the samples, sugar cane, molasses to finished product of sugar. Great museum.
Written 22 January 2020
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Valerie J
575 contributions
Quaint Little Museum
Oct 2019
This museum is a short distance (about 0.3 miles or a 5 minute walk) from the Mississippi River. The permanent exhibits track the area history from the Native Americans, European explorations and contemporary times. There are several buildings (including what looks to be an old time store) on a four-acre campus with artifacts from a sugar plantation. They staff seems to be developing a Barrelhouse /Juke Joint / Night Club type exhibit in one of the buildings. There are classes with a blacksmith/ metal worker available. This is a nice place to take students for information about the area.
Written 14 January 2020
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Candace S
Baton Rouge, LA246 contributions
Wonderful Louisiana history visit
May 2019 • Family
The museum is newly updated and filled with cool exhibits and fun facts about Louisiana and its money making sugar industry.

Fun for all ages and very historical... there are even fun tastings, special events, etc.. depending on when you visit. The staff is super nice and helpful and buildings are well maintained.
Written 27 May 2019
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Meredith V
8 contributions
Great museum!
May 2019 • Solo
What a fantastic visit. I learned so much. Excellent exhibit space and great use of historic buildings to tell a complex and difficult history of the parish. The 6 acre campus is fun to explore and the staff are wonderful. I had no idea where West Baton Rouge was on a map this morning now I have a whole bunch of love for this community and their history!
Written 19 May 2019
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Jay G
Baton Rouge, LA3 contributions
Nice local museum
Jan 2019 • Solo
Not a very big museum but a very good display of a sugar mill. The out buildings are indicative of buildings you would find at many Louisiana Plantations.
Written 12 February 2019
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Darlene1967
Newmarket, Canada134 contributions
Louisiana Holiday
Oct 2018
Had a personal guided tour through the museum. Very knowledgeable staff and found all the history provided on the area excellent. Was our first stop on our vacation and found this was the beginning of our history tour. Recommend for all ages!
Written 2 November 2018
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Jo B
Baton Rouge, LA34 contributions
Extraordinary Even to a Local
Aug 2018 • Family
Three years ago Port Allen became my home. Needless to say I visit the museum often, especially when friends visit, and exhibits change. There is definitely a family history here. Never am I disappointed on any of my visits. My grandchildren absolutly beg to go to the grounds to run, on the grass also on the many paths to the different buildings to be viewed. The most special building for us is the Arbroth Mercantile store. A real Plantation store with most of the original fixtures intact, originally belonging to the Glynn family. Anyone who grew up in a rural area in the '30's -60's certainly had opportunity to frequent a General store. Donated by members of the Glynn family to the museum, it was moved to the campus in '08 and restored. There is a real story inside the walls of this building, of 'hoop' cheese on the counter, to the delight ofJack's Cookies, The Original Post Office of Arbroth, much general merchandise, the plantation office where the laborors were paid, but also the reconstruction of what was the Saloon.. by all means VISIT this West Baton Rouge Museum Tour guides are available
Written 12 September 2018
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Gail G
Louisiana9 contributions
Wonderful Museum
Jul 2018
This museum surprised me with the amount of buildings. The staff was truly filled with southern charm and were happy to relay the story of the history of the people of the area. I loved seeing the old time store, homes, and the performance building. They have done a fabulous job preserving history. It truly comes alive when told by the staff!
Written 6 August 2018
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baritonebilly
Las Cruces, NM113 contributions
What a History Treasure!
Jun 2018 • Couples
Came on vacation on a Sunday afternoon. Our guide was phenomenal. Three hours was not enough time to spend here. The exhibits are so well prepared and the self reading parts very interesting. But the guide’s knowledge and story telling made the past come alive for us. We hope to make a repeat visit here sometime.
Written 11 June 2018
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West Baton Rouge Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM