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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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Fascinating place

We had a tour of this, the docent, Alan, was so good. He knew all sorts of stuff that mere guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Posh place

It is very useful to see how the Governor used to live :) Posh place with luxury old furniture and... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Калуга, Россия
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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502 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5719
+1 225-387-2464
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a tour of this, the docent, Alan, was so good. He knew all sorts of stuff that mere guide books don't tell you. Fascinating place, beautifully restored and maintained.

Thank KokoLB
Reviewed 10 June 2017

It is very useful to see how the Governor used to live :) Posh place with luxury old furniture and lots of beatiful art decors.

Thank 344Anastacia
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were not disappointed in the beauty of this capital building nor the history. It is well worth you to stop in..It's free!

Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Website states hours are from 9am to 4pm. We arrived, at 2:30pm, to a sign that read, "...next tour 10am tomorrow". We were told, the "office" is open until 4, but tours stop at 2:30pm. It was 2:32pm when we rang the doorbell and asked....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 May 2017

It is a beautiful construction but when I went there, during the winter holidays, they weren't open for visitors.

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 6 March 2017

For a governor's mansion, it was definitely different than others we toured. I guess I liked seeing that this was a mansion that was truly for the family, not to impress. Each of the rooms was dedicated to a different "first family" which also made...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a very old home (mansion). It was replaced many years ago, but you can still go in and see a glimpse of history.

Thank jww002
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

1  Thank nancyhughes1991
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
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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