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Old Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge. Sourced from Flickr.

photo by: Jimmy Emerson, Flickr

Old Governor's Mansion: Louisiana

  • Address 502 North Blvd.
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
  • Hours
    9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Phone 225-387-2464

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The Old Governor's Mansion, built by Huey P. Long in 1930 and nicknamed "Louisiana's White House," has served as the official residence to nine Louisiana governors and their families. The flamboyant Earl K. Long, known for cavorting with exotic dancer Blaze Starr, lived there the longest. The mansion has White House similarities, a secret staircase, original frieze work and moldings, terrazzo floors, and crystal chandeliers. Its extensive collection includes memorabilia from the "You Are My Sunshine" entertainer and governor, Jimmie Davis. The mansion is now a historic house museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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