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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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Southern Charm Architecture

A beautiful home full of Louisiana former governors' treasures. The lady docent here was awesome... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
aspenbc
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Whitehouse, Texas
Not very good unless you're a Huey Long fan

Take the State Capitol tour and skip this one. The Capitol tour is free, much moe interesting, and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
ams44
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New Jersey
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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502 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5719
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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
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.

Thank ams44
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.

Thank Rancor418
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.

Thank dmcneal830
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
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
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
Reviewed 12 April 2016

A mighty fine old building that has been kept in pristine condition. Located in the heart of Baton Rouge right on the Mississippi river.

Thank DLG123
Reviewed 1 April 2016

After hearing about how beautiful the mansion was for many years,I was extremely disappointed. We were there for a bridal show and could not believe the current state of things. There were very obvious cracks/ holes throughout (which someone at our table who inquired about...More

1  Thank ojeavg
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Both the old governors mansion and old state Capitol are closed today. Signs say they're open as well as websites. It would have been nice to know before driving all this way!!!!

Thank Melodycthomas
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