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LSU Rural Life Museum

. Description:  3 sections:  Louisiana Folk Architecture with seven buildings,  Barn with artifacts, Working Plantation simulate 19th century activities 
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How to find: 
Address:
4600 Essen Lane
PO Box 80498
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

Parent Organization:
Louisiana State University
Contacts
Phone 225 765-2437
fax 225 765-2639
E-mail  mailto:rulife1@lsu.edu
 URL:
http://rurallife.lsu.edu/
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Year Round, daily 8:30 - 5 8:30 - 5 8:30 - 5 8:30 - 5 8:30 - 5 8:30 - 5 8:30 - 5
Season  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, NY Day, Easter
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

As of JUL 2007  (5-11) $4,
 under 5 free
   (12-61) $7  62+ $6  10+ $4
Special Fees: LSU faculty, staff, students (w/ID) $6
Additional Group Info:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Three separate areas on 450 acres.  The Folk Architecture section is a collection of various types of structures from around Louisiana, the barn houses the museum of everyday life, and the working plantation is a complex of buildings replicating life on a 19th century plantation
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period Type of Site farm
Buildings: church, cabin, corn crib, potato house, shotgun house, Acadian house, dogtrot house, commissary, overseers house, kitchen, slave cabins, sick house, school, black smith, sugar house, grist mill
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Nearby Attractions:

Historical

Description

Contact

Address

LA Governor's Mansion   Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site, www.stepintoplaces.com  
LA Old State Capitol    
Old Arsenal Museum    
Magnolia Mound Plantation    
LA Arts & Science Center    

Cultural

 
Baton Rouge Gallery      
Guild Gallery      
LSU Museum of Art      
       
       
Recreational  
       
Amusement  
       
Outdoor Recreation  
BREC Bluebonnet Swamp
LSU Hilltop Arboretum
African Safari Park
BREC Baton Rouge Zoo
Shopping

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Nearby Places to Stay:

Address
Contact
Camping/RV  
Farr Park Campground 6400 River Road
Baton Rouge LA 70820
225 769-7805

Bed & Breakfast

 
David's Country Cottage 17985 Sidney Road
Rosedale LA 70772
225 648-2992
Lanoux Guest Cottage 38349 Cornerview Road
Gonzales LA 70737
225 647-8878
Rosewdoo Plantation 10254 Highway 431
Sa Amant LA 70774
225 675-8838
Tezcuco Plantation Inc 3138 Highway 44
Darrow LA 70725
225 562-3929
Tree House In the Park 16520 Airport Drive
Prairieville LA 70769
225 622-3885
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Ameri Suites 6080 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge LA 70809
225 769-4400
Quality Inn 9138 Bluebonnet Centre Blvd
Baton Rouge LA 70809
225 293-1199
Holiday Inn Express 4924 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge LA 70808
225 930-0600
Courtyard by Marriott 10307 North Mall Drive
Baton Rouge LA 70809
225 293-7200
Embassy Suites Hotel 4914 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge LA 70808
225 924-6566
Foutain Motel 9201 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge LA 70815
225 924-1331
Hampton Inn 10045 Gwendale Avenue
Baton Rouge LA 70816
225 924-4433
Holiday Inn 9940 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge LA 70816
225 924-7021
Microtel Inn & Suites 10311 Plaza Americano Drive
Baton Rouge LA 70816
225 927-9997
Motel 6 9901 Gwendale Avenue
Baton Rouge LA 70816
225 924-2130
Plantation Inn 10330 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge LA 70816
225 293-4100
Quality Inn 10920 Mead Road
Baton Rouge LA 70816
225 293-9370
Radisson Hotel 4728 Constitution Ave
Baton Rouge LA 70808
225 925-2244
Shoney's Inn 9919 Gwenadele Ave
Baton Rouge LA 70809
225 925-8399
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