LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens

Type: Gardens, History Museums, Museums

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Illustrating Louisiana's pioneering and agricultural past, this informative museum showcases architecture, implements, and cultural practices of recent centuries. The Folk Architecture arena features simple, traditional structures built primarily for utility, while the Barn displays tools and artifacts used by Native Americans, early settlers, and rural inhabitants. The Working Plantation, then, consists of a cluster of dependencies representing various aspects of plantation life, including a kitchen, commissary, and blacksmith's shop. During the year, the museum hosts programs illustrating old-time domestic practices, and nearby Windrush Gardens highlights typical plantation flora and the work of its landscape architect owner. Self-guided tours.


4560 Essen Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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