RED STICK ADVENTURES TOURS: Comfortably ride in our air-conditioned mini motor coach while enjoying the journey back in time. Relax, and leave the driving up to us! We operate Swamp Tours and LSU Rural Life Tours on Mondays. Morning Baton Rouge City Tours and Afternoon Baton Rouge City Tours with Capitol Park Museum on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Your tour ticket cost includes the cost of admission to the attraction venue of your tour, whether it be Swamp Tour, LSU Rural Life Museum or the Capitol Park / Louisiana State Museum. It also includes free hotel pickup (limited areas, and by advanced reservation only), and transportation to, from and during your journey with us. With Red Stick Adventures Tours , you will explore the passion, politics, drama & adventure of Baton Rouge (aka “The Red Stick”) and beyond. Enjoy a historical and humorous journey into three centuries of the “Red Stick.” You’ll be educated, entertained, and engulfed in the life that is like no other here in the Bayou State. ON THE BATON ROUGE CITY TOUR (Tuesdays through Saturdays) - you’ll tour the amazing 70,000 square foot Capitol Park / Louisiana State Museum. Here you will dive into the abundant history and culture of the most vibrant state in America. You will experience the rich history and gorgeous architecture of mansions, homes of former politicians and plantations. The past will come alive when we see the area’s historic Civil War sites. And in typical Southern Hospitality tradition, we throw in something extra! You’ll also see three of our historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above ground burial system. Your journey continues through historic neighborhoods, such as Catfish Town, Beauregard Town, Spanish Town, and Roseland Terrace, while enjoying the beauty of the downtown area and the mighty Mississippi. ON THE SWAMP TOUR (Monday mornings) : We invite you to join us for a fun and educational journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations. You'll take a short journey on an air-conditioned mini motor coach, where you will learn some interesting facts about Louisiana and enjoy some Cajun music on the way to the swamp. Your admission cost includes free hotel pickup (by advance reservation, limited areas), transportation, and entry fee to the swamp tour. Once you board the boats, you will enjoy a tour through a private swamp with protected wildlife. The swamp creatures, just like the people of Louisiana, are very friendly too! It's not unusual for them to be unafraid and responsive during the tours, and peak out from underbrush moss-draped trees and shrubs, frequently coming directly to the boat. In the safety and comfort of the boat, you can actually come within a few feet of jumping alligators. You might even get to pet a rescued baby alligator right in the boat on your journey! As your boat drifts through the waterways, you will learn about the Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp, particularly the life and habits of the American Alligator, as well as the unique history of the Cajun town of Frenier within the Manchac Swamp. ON THE LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM TOUR (Monday Afternoons): You will travel via mini motor coach through downtown Baton Rouge to the center of Baton Rouge, while hearing interesting facts about Baton Rouge and Louisiana, and then you will arrive at the Rural Life Museum where you will BE AMAZED! Stroll through the beautiful 420 acre Windrush Plantation in the center of Baton Rouge. On the LSU Rural Life Museum and Burden Gardens Tour, guests will be awestruck with the extensive collection of artifacts and buildings that specifically pertain to rural life in 19th and early 20th century Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley. The tour consists of the museum and its grounds which are divided into 3 areas: The barn- which houses artifacts dealing with everyday rural life The working plantation- which consists of a complex of 19th century buildings common to the working mans life on a working plantation. The Louisiana cultural area- This area is a collection of buildings representing the different house types common to different areas of Louisiana The museum is dedicated to representing the common working man of Louisiana. It is not your common plantation tour of the "grand plantations" most people think of when they think of a Southern plantation. There will be docents who will guide guests through the museum, as well as guests enjoying a short film, prior to the tour. Guests will enjoy interactive and participatory activities and demonstrations on-site. NO MATTER WHICH TOUR YOU CHOOSE: When you take a Red Stick Adventures tour , you will experience “Authentic Louisiana at every turn,” just like our Baton Rouge city motto states. We look forward to having a Red Stick Adventure with you!