• Summer Activities- West Baton Rouge Museum is committed to providing safe summer activities during Louisiana’s Phase Two operations. From online activities to enjoy from home to tailored tour experiences customized for your small group only, families can find themselves immersed in local culture, history, and tradition.
A visit to www.WestBatonRougeMuseum.org will bring viewers to an online version of West Baton Rouge Museum’s annual summer history camp program, Blast from the Past under the Do and See/Things to Do tab. Listed here are five days of fun to fill your week with a sense of adventure, creativity and a love of local history. This year’s theme, “Made in Louisiana,” explores the tradition of Red Beans and Rice on Monday and how it came to be, Louisiana’s connection to the iconic summertime treat, the snowball, the legend of the pirate Jean Laffite and the Loup Garou, Louisiana artists, and a whole lot more. Each day features videos, hands-on activities and a few fun historical facts that tie it all together in a unique way.
A visit to West Baton Rouge Museum will bring visitors to a six acre campus complete with walkways winding through gardens, historic buildings sharing regional history, gallery spaces filled with art and artifacts, a juke joint jumping with music and memorabilia, and a demonstration barn displaying a vintage tractor, Model A and antique tools used in many trades and handicrafts. Walk-in visitors are welcome six days a week, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 – 4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 – 5 p.m. Those who would like to add a little lagniappe experience to their tour can make reservations at least a week in advance to add a little something extra for their family only. Advanced, paid reservations can be made to add one of the following to a weekday tour for an additional fee: Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations, Wash Day Demonstrations, Woodworking and Blacksmithing Demonstrations, or the Early Louisiana Experience showcasing native peoples and early explorers. The cost of admission is $4 per adult, $2 per child and senior citizens, and free to residents of West Baton Rouge Parish and members of the West Baton Rouge Historical Association. The cost for the addition of a tailored family tour experience is an extra $20 per group.