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4848 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
LSU Rural Life Museum at Louisiana
LSU Rural Life Museum
4560 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70809
Category: Activities
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Before you go

LSU Rural Life Museum

Voted one of the Top 10 Outdoor Museums in the World by the British Museum, the LSU Rural Life Museum features a number of fascinating exhibits that transport guests back to 19th century Louisiana. Experience the remarkable lifestyles and ways of past generations with the largest collection of artifacts from the period. Take field trips through the grounds and see authentically-recreated cabins, blacksmith's shops, sugar mills and other incredible architecture.


Prices -

$9 per adult; $8 per child, 5-11

Hours -

Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Zapp's International Beerfest
  • StoryTime at Burden
  • Old Fashioned Easter Celebration
  • Gourmet in the Garden
  • Battle of Baton Rouge Reenactment
  • Symphony Pops at Rural Life


  • Tours
  • Field Trips
  • Exhibits and Educational Programs


  • Am I allowed to take pictures?

    Still pictures and audio/video recordings are permitted for personal use; however, these cannot be published online or used for commercial purposes. The facility also offers professional and amateur photography appointments. For more information, visit http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/rurallife/groups-weddings/.
  • Will there be a tour guide?

    The Rural Life Museum offers self-guided tours. Once you arrive, the staff will provide you with maps to help you decide the best way to spend your time. Guided tours are available; however, you may need to make an appointment. For more information, call (225) 765-2437.

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