Old Governor's Mansion

Description

Built in 1929 by Governor Huey P. Long, the mansion bears a striking resemblance to the White House in Washington, D.C. Indeed, its design is based on an original design by Thomas Jefferson, with the same exterior Corinthian columns and wing structure as the president’s abode. This is actually the second mansion to sit here: Despite political opposition, the often-controversial Governor Long razed the original antebellum mansion. Its replacement cost the state $150,000, a huge sum in lean Depression times.

Address

502 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Lat/Long

30.44701600, -91.18526100

Open Hours

Tues.–Fri., 10–4; last tour begins at 3.
Visit Website
(225) 387-2464

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