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West Baton Rouge Museum

845 N Jefferson Ave, Port Allen, LA 70767-2417
+1 225-336-2422
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Been here twice for the Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete...

so I haven't fully explored everything they have in the museum. Beautiful grounds (huge live oaks... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Teresa L
,
Perkinston, MS
Great local history

had a wonderful guided tour of inside and out. Enjoyed learning about the sugar plant and watching... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Ann H
,
Hayward, California
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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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845 N Jefferson Ave, Port Allen, LA 70767-2417
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

so I haven't fully explored everything they have in the museum. Beautiful grounds (huge live oaks and azaleas blooming in March) with lots of old buildings to explore. There's a community center and children's playground.

Thank Teresa L
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

had a wonderful guided tour of inside and out. Enjoyed learning about the sugar plant and watching the model in action. It was very interesting to see the other buildings with their distinctions of the living conditions depending on if you were a slave or...More

Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We visited USS KID and before we went to the Museum( all close together); I love the old Diving Helmets and we watched the Boats and the Former Memeber ; the Museum is not to big - but it's nice -so you will not be...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the temporary exhibit on Frank Lloyd Wright. The rest of the museum is very interesting as well. I'd suggest starting with the short film to get an overview. Then the "front room" for an overview of the history of...More

Thank AnnNewOrleans_LA
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

From the front desk to the tour guide, I was treated with the must courteous care. The museum is very "user-friendly". You're not bombarded with a lot of text and they have a varied collection of artifacts. I enjoyed the tour of the historic buildings...More

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WBRM, Manager at West Baton Rouge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Nicely presented, but very limited. Probably more interesting for schoolchildren thans for tourists, whose time is limited.

Thank mojave
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a great museum for learning about the history and culture of the capital region of Louisiana. Numerous historic buildings dot the museum grounds showing what life was really like on the plantation, while the main central building has exhibits and art to further...More

Thank AlnAbroad
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WBRM, Manager at West Baton Rouge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Just had a great tour by Dr. Angelique Bergeron, the curator of the museum. She happened to be assigned to show me around since other staff were busy with an elementary school class. She brought the exhibits to life and vividly explained the artifact and...More

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WBRM, Manager at West Baton Rouge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

This museum may be small but it has a big impact on the community. It offers tons of different events and is always well manicured and clean on the inside and staff are friendly.

Thank Robin E
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WBRM, Manager at West Baton Rouge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

I arrived after a tour had started but was able to "join in" and watch the movie after the tour. Well maintained property & very interesting information. The barn in the back with farm equipment was very interesting. Nice display of sugar processing plant--and samples...More

Thank Catherine S
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WBRM, Manager at West Baton Rouge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

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