LSU Rural Life Museum

The LSU Rural Life Museum is a museum of Louisiana history in Baton Rouge, US.[1] 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.[2] Guided tours are available for groups of ten or more and must be booked in advance.

The Rural Life Museum commemorates the contributions made by its various cultural groups through interpretive programs and events throughout the year. The main portion of the museum is outdoors and consists of homes and outbuildings built in the 18th and 19th centuries. This portion of the museum is divided into three areas.[3][4]

Additionally, 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.[1]

Windrush gardens and a gift shop are on the grounds and open year round except for major holidays.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to LSU Rural Life Museum.


  1. 1 2 "LSU Rural Life Museum". Retrieved 2015-05-02.
  2. "LSU Rural Life Museum". Retrieved 2015-05-02.
  3. "History Comes Alive at the LSU Rural Life Museum". Retrieved 2015-05-02.
  4. 1 2 3 4 Phillips, Fay ' 'The LSU Rural Life Museum & Windrush Gardens: A Living History' ' (The History Press 2010)

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 4/10/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.