You will travel on your tour via mini motor coach through downtown Baton Rouge to the center of Baton Rouge. While touring, you will be hearing interesting facts about Baton Rouge before arriving at the Rural Life Museum.
That’s right—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.
As you stroll through the beautiful 420-acre Windrush Plantation in the center of Baton Rouge, you will find its grounds which are divided into 3 areas:
The Barn is the first, and it houses artifacts dealing with everyday rural life. Next up is the working plantation, which consists of a complex of 19th century buildings common to the working man’s life on a working plantation. Finally, there is 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. Please keep in mind that there will be docents, who will guide guests through the museum portion of the tour, in addition to a short film prior to the tour.
Guests will enjoy interactive and participatory activities and demonstrations on-site during their tour as well! You won’t want to miss out.
At The Reserve at Jefferson Crossing Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Monday!
Monday, September 10, 2018—1:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
LSU Rural Life Museum
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808