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Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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Arts & Museums
As far as museums go, this one has a highly interesting concept that lets you explore native life in Louisiana during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The Rural Life Museum has highly rated facilities and ranks among the top 10 outdoor museums in the world. Visitors can explore the impeccably recreated houses and artifacts that were used during the time. The folk architecture section is worth a special mention and should not be missed.
Located on the 450-acre Burden Research Plantation, this museum is an outdoor teaching and research facility which is put together in three sections. "The Barn" includes pre-industrial artifacts such as farming implements, household utensils, woodcrafts, and textiles. Buildings of the Working Plantation furnished with "period" pieces, including a commissary, overseer's house, kitchen, slave cabins, sick house, school house, blacksmiths shop, sugar house, and a grist mill, offer a look into how the plantation looked and worked during the 19th century. The Folk Architecture is a group of seven buildings, which include a church, pioneer's cabin, shotgun house, an Acadian house, and a small cemetery, which portray the varied cultures which influenced the construction of the times.
The Louisiana Art and Artists Guild Gallery hosts a number of art exhibits throughout the year. Special shows are scheduled periodically, such as the Christmas Show, the All-Member, All-Media Show and the nationally recognized River Road Art Show. The River Road exhibition is a national juried show open to all.
Louisiana mud paintings by Henry Neubig depict nostalgic Louisiana using only med and clay colors.
This unique cooperative facility is dedicated to the study and appreciation of space. The 2,300 square-foot building houses a state-of-the-art 20" Ritchey-Chretien telescope, which is available to the public during open viewing hours. Every Friday evening (weather permitting), the public is invited to explore the skies above the Observatory. There is no admission fee.
Enjoy seeing beautiful and rare antique dolls and exceptional one-of-a-kind dolls including Animatronics. For that perfect souvenir, check out the gift shop. Walk through a life-size Victorian Doll House, then take a trip to the magical land of the Gazoba fairies.
The Baton Rouge gallery located in the well known City Park, is one of the oldest art co-operations in the country. Established in 1965, this gallery as gained popularity in time and is known to be among the best. Started with just eight artists who wanted to share their work with the world, currently the Baton Rouge Gallery has over 50 artists who are a roster. This gallery keeps hosting a number of artistic events which is a must visit for art lovers. Visit their website to know more about the event schedules and exhibits.
Built in 1906, restored as a Bicentenial Project in 1976. A Victorian Cottage surrounded by Heritage Village reproducing turn of the century life in the small farming community of Baker, Louisiana.
The West Baton Rouge Museum is an educational resource committed to researching, collecting, preserving and presenting artifacts, documents, art objects, and the like that reflect the history and cultural heritage of West Baton Rouge Parish and the surrounding areas for the benefit of the general public and future generations.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting art, artifacts and buildings related to the history and culture of African Americans in the rural communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
In 1999, the sixteen natural history collections at Louisiana State University were designated by the state legislature as the "Louisiana Museum of Natural History." Together, these collections hold a total of more than 2.8 million specimens, objects, and artifacts that document the rich natural history of the state. The museum is divided into two main parts: the public exhibits containing both habitat and biological exhibits, along with identification panels and the research collections used by scientists from all over the world.
Having housed as many as nine governors, the The Old Governor's Mansion is today a museum affiliated with the National Register of Historic Places. Besides this, the manor was also the site where several scenes of the movie "Pitch Perfect 2" were filmed. It is used as a venue for various events, especially weddings. You can call ahead to book a tour of the place or to book it for an event.