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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

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Address: 2006 Riverside Dr, Monroe, LA 71201-4268
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+1 318-387-5281
10:00 - 17:00
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Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic home...

Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic home and magnificent Elsong Gardens located on the estate.

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Delightful home, garden and more

My wife and I toured the Biedenharn Museum and gardens last week. We loved it! The history was quite interesting and all of the staff were so nice. Besides the house and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I toured the Biedenharn Museum and gardens last week. We loved it! The history was quite interesting and all of the staff were so nice. Besides the house and the beautiful gardens, there is a wonderful Bible collection containing some rare, centuries old Bibles. There is also a very nice gift shop. The lady at the gift... More 

Thank johnpI25AR
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loved the staff, learned the history of the first bottler of Coca-Cola, toured his home and gardens. learned a lot, just a delightful, local family sounds like. Bible museum was okay, under renovation at the time, wasn't what we thought it was going to be. seemed to be more paintings for sale to benefit the museum/gardens. Great side trip if... More 

Thank Ann K
Grayson, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was my second time to visit. I took three of my boys and their friends. This place never disappoints us. The people that work there truelly love their job and ate the most friendly people that you will ever meet. The tour and explanation of the history is so interesting and then you walk over to the beautiful Biedenharn... More 

1 Thank amberdickey4
Fort Wayne IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This beautiful home and gardens, along with the museum was made possible by the legacy of Emma Louise, Biedenharn's daughter. Her father was innovative in bottling the first Coca Cola as well as founding the airline that became Delta Airlines. Her Bible collection is also worth the visit. Beautiful gardens in the summer.

1 Thank kissinkousin
Church Point, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It was way too cold to do anything outside on the day we were in Monroe, so my friend and I visited this museum. So interesting! Great way to pass a few hours while we waited to pick up our children.

Thank lyndanscot
Monroe, Louisiana
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely visit even with dark clouds and misting rain. The tour included both the CocaCola history as well as the family home and bible collection. Learned many new details that also prompted each of us to further investigate and educate! Docents are very insightful and animated to create the proper balance of fun and information. Don't forget your nickels!

Thank GoBuckeyes123
Calhoun, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great place to visit and learn about the history of how coke came to be bottled. Beautiful gardens for pictures and at the end of the tour you can put your nickel in the old timey coke machine and pull a glass bottled coke out.

Thank guestnurse
Bossier City, Louisiana
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268 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Had some time between business appointments while in the area and decided to check this place out. Very interesting, glad to see it.

Thank N0rmalee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are interested in the history of Coke then this would be a nice place to visit for you and your family. Plan about 1 to 1 1/2 hour for the complete tour and view of the grounds. Great places for photo opportunities with the family.

Thank mia H
Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was a beautiful place. Home and gardens were magnificent. Visited on a recent Saturday afternoon, and it was very hot outside. Looked forward to that 5 cent Coke, only to discover after the tour that the machine was sold out! There was only one employee in the museum, who apparently was not authorized to obtain any more from upstairs.... More 

Thank SharonPeymon
Management response:

Sharon, We have two Coke machines and one should have had some Coca-Cola if the other was out. Please let me know what day you were here and I wan tto know a bit more about your visit. Call my office number 318-807-3202, I am in and out a lot so please leave a message. I will make sure you... More 

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