Louisiana State Museum

Venue  |  Exhibitions
Louisiana State Museum
660 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Venue Type: Museum
Open hours
Tuesday - Wednesday & Friday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission is free

The Louisiana State Museum-Baton Rouge features thematic exhibits on the diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture. The museum includes two permanent exhibitions, entitled Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation, and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America.

Topics range from the Louisiana Purchase to Sportsmen's Paradise to Mardi Gras traditions throughout the state. Artifacts include a 48 foot wooden shrimp trawler, a Civil War submarine, a record breaking Marlin, a Krewe of lawnmowers, a New Orleans Lucky Dog cart and musical artifacts from Fats Domino, Buddy Guy, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Aaron Neville and much more.

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