Visitors to the West Baton Rouge Museum will learn about life in the rural communities outside of New Orleans from the days of slavery through the Civil Rights Movement and celebrate the bittersweet Blues of our sugar producing region. Community involvement has been integral to the development of the West Baton Rouge Museum’s narrative and 6-acre campus. Founded in 1968 and accredited since 2009, the West Baton Rouge Museum tells the stories of the people who came to live and labor on the sugar plantations of rural south Louisiana. Tours through our eight historic structures take visitors inside an 1830s raised Creole cottage, an 1850s enslaved person’s cabin and two later cabins (interpreting Reconstruction/Jim Crow and Civil Rights), a plantation store, a sharecropper’s shotgun cabin, a demonstration barn, and our Juke Joint. A traveling exhibit on the Underground Railroad, supplemented with stories of the maroon community in the Mississippi Delta and Atchafalaya Basin, will be on display in our main gallery.
Ticket price: $45.00