LSU Rural Life Museum

Through the forethought and generosity of the Burden Family, Windrush Plantation and the LSU Rural Life Museum remain intact for future generations to learn and to enjoy the lifestyles and life-ways of the rural people of Louisiana. The purpose of the LSU Rural Life Museum is to increase the appreciation of our heritage and the way of life of our ancestors, their hardships, toils, vision, inspiration and determination by preserving something of the architecture and artifacts from our rural past.

The LSU Rural Life Museum holds the largest collection of Louisiana vernacular architecture and the most extensive collection of material culture artifacts from the 18h and 19th centuries. The Museum includes 32 buildings spread over 25 acres that are divided into four areas: the Working Plantation; The Folk Architecture; The Gulf Coast Region; and The Exhibit Barn.

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Latitude: 30.455057 Longitude: -91.145012 Elevation: 47 ft
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Seasons Open

360 days per year. Closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Hours Open

8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.


$7 for adults; $6 for senior citizens and children ages 5-12; under 5 years old - no charge

Accessibility Notes

Handicapped accessible parking, Visitor's Center and bathrooms. There are gravel walking paths outdoors, which can be used by wheelchairs.

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