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LSU Rural Life Museum & Windrush Gardens

  • 4560 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • (225) 765-2437
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Established to provide and sustain a publicly accessible center for the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the material culture, cultural landscapes and vernacular architecture of Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Visitors see how the settlers of Louisiana established an admirable society in spite of great odds, gain insight into the difficulties faced by their ancestors, and learn why Louisianans are a unique people with roots from many parts of the world. Tour 32 historic buildings within the Museum Complex, and the historic Windrush Gardens. For hours of operation and admission rates, visit www.rurallife.lsu.edu. (Pets and picnicking are not allowed on museum grounds.)
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50th Anniversary Exhibition Series - A Yardman's Art: the Inspiration of Steele Burden

This exhibition will explore Steele Burden's sculpture, paintings and use of art to enhance the...

Rural Life Alive!

Get out on the fresh fall air and experience the ways of the distant past with "Rural Life...

Harvest Days at Rural Life

Living history demonstrations will interpret activities that took...

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