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LSU Rural Life Museum

4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana, 70808

LSU Rural Life Museum
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The Rural Life Museum commemorates the contributions made by its various cultural groups through interpretive programs and events throughout the year.
Guided tours are available for groups of ten or more and must be booked in advance.

The LSU Rural Life Museum is a museum of Louisiana history in Baton Rouge, US. It is located on the Burden Plantation, a 40-acre (160,000 m2) agricultural research experiment station, and is operated under the aegis of Louisiana State University. As a state with a diverse cultural ancestry, Louisiana has natives of French, Spanish, Native American, German, African, Acadian, and Anglo American heritage.

The Barn, an interior warehouse open to the public, houses numerous artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries that were utilized in the common life rituals of individuals in rural regions of the state. There is a large collection of farming equipment, tools, furnishings and utensils.

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