LSU Rural Life Museum Tour

Why We Love This

  • Time travel with us into the abundant history and culture of the most vibrant state in America.
  • Explore the museum and its grounds includes a working plantation.
  • Great value - includes round-trip to your hotel

Red Stick Adventures

After enjoying a shortened Baton Rouge city tour, tour the LSU Rural Life Museum by strolling through the some of the beautiful 420 acre Windrush Plantation in the center of Baton Rouge. You’ll be awestruck with the extensive collection of artifacts and buildings pertaining to rural life in 19th and early 20th century Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley.

What You'll Do

You’ll hear about the Passion, Politics, Drama & Adventure while seeing Stately Mansions, Plantations, Churches, Acadian Homes, Homes of former politicians, Historic Civil War Sites and our famous “Cities of the Dead,” and much more! the barn (which houses artifacts dealing with every day rural life), and the Louisiana cultural area, which is a collection of buildings representing the different house types common to different areas of Louisiana. Your tour ticket cost includes roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel (limited areas- call us to discuss), admission to the 1-hour guided, narrated rural life museum and grounds tour, plus a short city tour. It’s basically two tours for the price of one! You can’t get that by taking your own car, taxi, or any other way.

Insider Tips

Comfortable, casual attire is recommended. We recommend comfortable walking shoes for all of our tours. Though the city tour portion has no walking, the rural life museum portion requires moderate walking. All tours will require walking from the mini bus to the venue and back, so you may consider weather as a factor in your outfit decision. There is a gift shop at the museum. You may want to consider bringing some money if you like to "shop."

Age & Fitness

Our tours are perfect for any age group and any "fitness level." The grounds of this tour are primarily dirt, gravel, and grass. Guests will have a moderate amount of walking on this tour. Guests must be able to walk from the pick up location to the bus, and from the bus to the museum and back, without assistance. Wheelchairs are available on site for those concerned with walking the grounds. Though most our tours are open to all ages, the content and concepts contained in our narrative are geared more toward adults, however. For larger groups with more children (reserved groups of more than 6), we can accommodate a different narrative for a younger audience, with a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice.

Meeting Location

Your meeting/pick up location is your hotel, or other agreed upon location. WE DO NOT PICK UP FROM PRIVATE RESIDENCES OR MANY AIR B&Bs DUE TO SAFETY REASONS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. If you have a hotel pickup- we pickup under or nearby the awning located outside of your hotel's main entry door. Unless you are notified of us coming in another vehicle, please look for the small white bus with our logo and the blue cityscape on the side. If you are needing to be picked up at your hotel, please indicate your hotel name and its address in "the delivery address" section in the box which will appear at checkout.

What Should I Bring

Yourself, any guests or family members in your party, a camera (or smart phone/tablet with a camera),money for the gift shop, a desire to learn while having a good time, and a sense of humor.

When To Arrive

We will call you to arrange a pick up time, but typically we need you to be ready 20 minutes or less before the tour start time.


If you are joining us at the Information/Transportation Gazebo on South River Road, there is metered parking along River Road, up North Blvd. and within walking distance. We also recommend parking in one of the two the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino's free covered garages located either behind the casino, or next door to USS Kidd Museum. The cost of any parking is not included in the tour admission cost and will not be reimbursed by Red Stick Adventures. We also do not have the ability to "validate" any parking vouchers/coupons you may receive.

Food & Drinks

Only bottled drinks with a cap are allowed. No fountain drinks, covered/uncovered coffee cups, open cups/glasses are allowed. no food, candy, gum, mints or other "snacks" are allowed for sanitation purposes and for the comfort of our other guests. No food or drink is allowed in the museum. Thank you for respecting this policy.

Handicap Accessible

Unfortunately, we are not handicap accessible. Our buses are not handicap-lift equipped and for insurance reasons, our drivers are not able to offer assistance. * A printed tour is available for any hearing impaired guests who may join us on our tour. Wheelchairs may be available at the rural life museum, for those requiring assistance walking the grounds, however, guests choosing to use these must be prepared to have their own escort to push the wheelchair, as Red Stick Adventures employees are not able to assist with this. Strollers and walkers not permitted, unless they can fit directly in front of you in your seat area only. due to space limitations, and for the comfort of all of our guests, strollers are typically not permitted on the tours. Child-carrier backpacks, slings, and front-packs are allowed and highly recommended.

Cancellations & Refunds

** please note ------>all pricing reflects all applicable fees and taxes (subject to change)<----- ** **** if you are a single person party (only one to reserve) call us to see if we are scheduling this tour and we can add you into any exisiting party/group(s) that may be going on the swamp tour- so you don't have to buy the "minimum" if we already have 2 people going.***** Tours operate rain or shine. please be aware of weather forecasts and come prepared for rapidly changing weather. Tours cancelled by us: Tours may be rescheduled or cancelled due to demand, road closures, museum closure, mechanical failure or extreme weather. In the event that tours are cancelled by red stick adventures, you will receive a full refund. We apologize in advance if this occurs. There is a no refund policy except for tours cancelled prior to 24 hours before the tour time starts. Tours cancelled by guests/purchaser(s): tours may be cancelled by the guest/ticket purchaser(s) up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled tour, and purchaser will receive a refund. tours cancelled by guest/purchaser anytime after the 24 hour refund window, are non-refundable. no exceptions. same day tours are non-refundable. In the rare event that a passenger's behavior, or their children's behavior, causes the driver to have to stop the tour and have that guest and/or child leave the bus, or be escorted off by law enforcement, no refund will be issued for any party involved in said event. In the unfortunate event that a passenger's physical health deteriorates during the tour, causing a need to have the tour stop to have the passenger seek medical assistance, or the passenger chooses to prematurely end the tour due to health concerns, no refund will be issued.

What If It Rains?

We operate rain or shine, unless there is closure due to an extreme weather event (such as torrential storms, tropical storms, hurricanes, or in the extreme rare event- snow) or closures of most of our accessible areas due to circumstances beyond our control (such as parades, or festivals) or acts of nature/God. On rainy days, we suggest wearing water-resistant shoes, bringing an extra pair of socks, wearing a poncho or raincoat, and/or carrying an umbrella.

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