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Go to Audubon Day

Once a year is Audubon Day which is free but you must email a request months in advance. On Audubon... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Tony Z
,
New Orleans, Louisiana
La Hidden Secret

This building houses historical treasures of our state. If patrons are willing to do the legwork... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
plastrapes
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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10 Aug 2018
“Go to Audubon Day”
17 Jan 2017
“La Hidden Secret”
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Reviewed 1 December 2014

In a large building packed with an array of state records and documents going back to the age of the dinosaurs (not really, but it seems that way), there is a relatively small space reserved for works of art representing various mediums and artists. Currently...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Once a year is Audubon Day which is free but you must email a request months in advance. On Audubon day you get to see the Origional 1810 Elephant Portfolios of John James Audubons Birds of America. These books are huge and are wonderful works...More

Thank Tony Z
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This building houses historical treasures of our state. If patrons are willing to do the legwork involved in researching their families, the facility may prove valuable. Although the facility has a treasure of materials, staff is not overly accommodating, helpful or friendly. Patrons will gain...More

2  Thank plastrapes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The archives are a real treasure for everyone from the casually curious to the serious historian. I'd be willing to bet most locals don't realize how much can be discovered here. The experience is sort of like going to a half library/half museum. If you've...More

Thank Aflossiegirl
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The state archives stores items of all sorts that are associated with Louisiana. Unfortunately, most of those things are stored somewhere "in the back". There are always displays of various memorabilia for one to see and often art shows covering a particular theme. Good place...More

Thank louisianaman2016
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The State Archives is well worth a visit. There are two main components---the first a library-like area where research and general reading may be conducted. The exhibit area is where my wife and I spent most of our time. We were able to view unique...More

Thank jrsmith8
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I was visiting the archives to do some research. There was a warm welcome by staff on arrival and they informed me of how to access the archive but also highlighted the two exhibition rooms in the lobby. The one is a small museum of...More

Thank L_Fenton
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a meeting place for many organizations.They usually have some kind of art display.Well worth your time!

Thank 676barbara
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Had to go to the state archive to look up family history. The archive staff made me check in my backpack into one of their lockers, and the staff also mentioned that I needed to use one of their pencils. But the staff was definitely...More

1  Thank FinPinkkid
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

It is amazing the documents and history stored in this building. Under the supervision of Dr. Hardy the organization has contributed greatly to the preservation of important documents for the state of Louisiana. To see and understand the caretaking is worth a visit

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Reviewed 1 December 2014

In a large building packed with an array of state records and documents going back to the age of the dinosaurs (not really, but it seems that way), there is a relatively small space reserved for works of art representing various mediums and artists. Currently...More

3  Thank Julius T
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