249 Rushing Road
Denham Springs, LA 70727
Phone: (225) 243-7210
Fax: (225) 271-4860
Arts & Museums
Art Gallery featuring the work of Louisiana artists, particularly Livingston Parish artists.
Louisiana mud paintings by Henry Neubig depict nostalgic Louisiana using only med and clay colors.
The Louisiana Art and Artists Guild Gallery hosts a number of art exhibits throughout the year. Special shows are scheduled periodically, such as the Christmas Show, the All-Member, All-Media Show and the nationally recognized River Road Art Show. The River Road exhibition is a national juried show open to all.
Located on the 450-acre Burden Research Plantation, this museum is an outdoor teaching and research facility which is put together in three sections. "The Barn" includes pre-industrial artifacts such as farming implements, household utensils, woodcrafts, and textiles. Buildings of the Working Plantation furnished with "period" pieces, including a commissary, overseer's house, kitchen, slave cabins, sick house, school house, blacksmiths shop, sugar house, and a grist mill, offer a look into how the plantation looked and worked during the 19th century. The Folk Architecture is a group of seven buildings, which include a church, pioneer's cabin, shotgun house, an Acadian house, and a small cemetery, which portray the varied cultures which influenced the construction of the times.
As far as museums go, this one has a highly interesting concept that lets you explore native life in Louisiana during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The Rural Life Museum has highly rated facilities and ranks among the top 10 outdoor museums in the world. Visitors can explore the impeccably recreated houses and artifacts that were used during the time. The folk architecture section is worth a special mention and should not be missed.
This unique cooperative facility is dedicated to the study and appreciation of space. The 2,300 square-foot building houses a state-of-the-art 20" Ritchey-Chretien telescope, which is available to the public during open viewing hours. Every Friday evening (weather permitting), the public is invited to explore the skies above the Observatory. There is no admission fee.
The Baton Rouge gallery located in the well known City Park, is one of the oldest art co-operations in the country. Established in 1965, this gallery as gained popularity in time and is known to be among the best. Started with just eight artists who wanted to share their work with the world, currently the Baton Rouge Gallery has over 50 artists who are a roster. This gallery keeps hosting a number of artistic events which is a must visit for art lovers. Visit their website to know more about the event schedules and exhibits.
Enjoy seeing beautiful and rare antique dolls and exceptional one-of-a-kind dolls including Animatronics. For that perfect souvenir, check out the gift shop. Walk through a life-size Victorian Doll House, then take a trip to the magical land of the Gazoba fairies.
Built in 1906, restored as a Bicentenial Project in 1976. A Victorian Cottage surrounded by Heritage Village reproducing turn of the century life in the small farming community of Baker, Louisiana.
The West Baton Rouge Museum is an educational resource committed to researching, collecting, preserving and presenting artifacts, documents, art objects, and the like that reflect the history and cultural heritage of West Baton Rouge Parish and the surrounding areas for the benefit of the general public and future generations.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting art, artifacts and buildings related to the history and culture of African Americans in the rural communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
A great place for art enthusiasts, this museum is a must visit if in Louisiana. They have two permanent exhibits: Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation, and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America. The huge and lovely museum has great architecture and is also available for lectures, meetings or receptions. To go back in history and learn the culture of the city, this place is definitely a can't-miss.