Tour Groups

Adult Tour Groups

Guides are available for groups of 10 or more. Guided tours require an appointment with at least two weeks advanced notice. For more information, please fill out the form link below, contact the museum at (225)765-2437, or email with "Tours" in the subject line.  

International Tour Groups

Guides are available for international groups. The museum offers guided tours in English and French. For groups with languages other than English or French, we kindly request the accompaniment of an interpreter to ensure a seamless experience.

Audio wands are available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

All guided tours require at least two weeks advanced notice and must be scheduled for a specific date and time. For more information, please fill out the form link below, contact the museum at (225)765-2437, or email with "Tours" in the subject line.  


School Tours

If you are looking for school tour information, please see our School Field Trip page. You may also contact the museum at (225)765-2437 or email with "Field Trip" in the subject line.


Two week advanced reservations are required for docent-led tours of ten or more. Registration is easy using any of the following methods:

  • Using the link above
  • By Phone - (225)765-2437
  • By Email -

Regular visits to the LSU Rural Life Museum do not require advanced reservations because daily visits are self-guided.

Handicap Accessibility

Ensuring an enriching experience for all visitors is our priority. If anyone in your party requires a wheelchair during their museum visit, please ask a front desk staff member. Complimentary wheelchair loans are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To better accommodate your needs, we kindly request advanced notification if your family or group includes individuals with special needs.


Full admission payment is due on the day of your visit. Accepted forms of payment are cash or credit card. Business checks for tour groups are accepted. Please note that cash change will not be provided for any pre-made business check exceeding the number of guests in attendance.


For buses, follow the signs to the LSU Rural Life Museum, which is located 1.5 miles from the front gate on Essen Lane. Guests can disembark and enter in front of the museum entrance. If arriving by car or van, free parking is available in front of the museum.


Upon entering the museum, please proceed to the front desk/gift shop area for check-in and admission payments. The front desk and gift shop are conveniently located on the left side after passing through the main entrance.

For group arrivals, designate one adult leader to directly approach the front desk for check-in and payment processing. It is essential that the leader comes prepared with an accurate count of both youth and adults. The leader will receive a comprehensive admission receipt, along with maps for the adults. If you request a guided tour, your assigned guide will meet you at the front desk following your payment. We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a smooth and organized check-in process for your group's visit.


Phone: 225-765-2437
Fax: 765-2639




Mailing Address

LSU Rural Life Museum
P.O. Box 80498
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

Physical Address

LSU Rural Life Museum
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809