LSU Rural Life Museum is Now Open

Updated: June 5, 2020

The Rural Life Museum is now open during its regular hours and regular admission will be charged. In accordance with LSU directives, local, state and federal requirements the LSU Rural Life Museum is taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  For updates, please check our website and social media channels, and for university updates please visit


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Discover How We Lived

The LSU Rural Life Museum is dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of materials from the cultures of 18th and 19th century rural Louisianans.

Travel back in time and experience the lifestyles and life-ways of these remarkable people with the largest collection of artifacts and architecture from the period, all in a safe, outdoor rural landscape.

Discover What's Inside 

Upcoming Events

The LSU Rural Life Museum has numerous special events and interpretive programs throughout the year. Please see our special event page for dates and times.

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Groups & Weddings

Make precious new memories here. The Rural Life Museum offers one of the most unique and stunning environments for your special events.

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