Historical Attractions in BATON ROUGE with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!)

Baton Rouge is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Pelican State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Baton Rouge’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Baton Rouge when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • USS KIDD

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    (3 miles) Baton Rouge

    - the "Pirate of the Pacific." Located in the heart of scenic downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she is the centerpiece of a memorial which serves to honor the men and women of our American armed ...

  • Historic Magnolia Mound Plantation

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    (4 miles) Baton Rouge

    A fascinating trip through the past in historic Baton Rouge with one of the rare surviving 18th century plantation homes.

  • Oak Alley Plantation

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    (38 miles) Vacherie

    Fascinating tours in this historic Antebellum Plantation in Louisiana, with Civil War history, re-enactments and 25 acres to explore!

  • The Acadian Village

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    (60 miles) Lafayette

    A historical, fascinating and authentic look at Arcadian society in South Louisiana during the 19th Century.

  • Southdown Plantation House

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    (61 miles) Houma

    Brownell Memorial Park and Carillon Tower is just outside Morgan City, Louisiana on beautiful Lake Palourde. It is a quiet park of great serenity and natural beauty, where you can experience the ...

  • Muse Conti Wax Museum

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    (72 miles) New Orleans

    - the story of New Orleans from founding to the present day. Experience over 300 years of History, Legend and Scandal with 150+ figures displayed in historically accurate settings. One of the many ...

  • Natchez National Historical Park

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    (76 miles) Natchez

    Throughout its history, Natchez has always been a place of opportunity. This is evident throughout Natchez National Historical Park. Guided tours of the Melrose mansion house are offered every ...

  • Kent Plantation House

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    (99 miles) Alexandria

    A historical experience for the family at one of the oldest standing structures in the entire state. Step back in time to experience the culture of a Louisiana homestead between 1795 and 1855.

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  • LSU Museum of Natural Science

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    (1 miles) Baton Rouge

    The LSU Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1936, when its first director, George H. Lowery, Jr., assembled a few study specimens of birds in a classroom in Audubon Hall. Since its move to ...

  • Louisiana Arts and Science Museum

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    (3 miles) Baton Rouge

    From art exhibitions and workshops to hands-on science exhibits and treasures from ancient Egypt, LASM has something to inspire everyone. Learn more about the museum on this site and plan a visit ...

  • Louisiana Childrens Discovery Center

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    (41 miles) Hammond

    Learning is FUN at Louisiana's premier children's museum on the Northshore. Kids up to 12 years and their families can play, learn and experiment in a fun and interactive environment!

  • Childrens Museum Of Acadiana

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    (55 miles) Lafayette

    A hands-on participatory museum providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.

  • The Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium

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    (55 miles) Lafayette

    This museum / planetarium is home to over 1,000 paintings and exhibits of Louisiana artists and the planetarium and educational programs. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for ...

  • Vivian Alexander Gallery and Museum

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    (62 miles) Maurice

    Enjoy a free tour behind the scenes and see the technical and artistic processes behind the most elite purses in the world.

  • Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

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    (64 miles) Houma

    The Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum preserves and promotes the area's long, colorful and historically important connection with the seafood and water transportation industries, as well as other ...

  • UCM Museum

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    (66 miles) Abita Springs

    A unique roadside attraction right near New Orleans with 1000s of amazing objects, as well as home made inventions. Only in America! A fun and quirky experience for the family.

  • New Orleans Museum of Art

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    (70 miles) New Orleans

    Take the family to celebrate art, culture...and life! The New Orleans Museum of Art has over 40,000 objects that will excite kids about the world of art. A cultural family day out in Louisiana

  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum

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    (73 miles) New Orleans

    A tasty family day out in New Orleans at this museum dedicated to the flavors and culture of the South! Yum!

  • Audubon Insectarium

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    (73 miles) New Orleans

    Bug FUN where you will shrink to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian ...

  • National WWII Museum

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    (73 miles) New Orleans

    A fascinating museum in New Orleans all about "the war that changed the world", with exhibits on world leaders, the everyday men and women, and actual fighter jets!

  • Louisiana Children's Museum

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    (73 miles) New Orleans

    30,000 square feet of kids fun and interactive with exhibits and programs created to help kids learn and have fun! Great Louisiana fun for those active minds!

  • Mardi Gras World

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    (74 miles) New Orleans

    You know this is going to be a fun tour as soon as you arrive. Colorful Mardi Gras props, like a gigantic jovial jester, fiercely realistic alligators, and a gorgeously exciting Marilyn Monroe with ...

  • Wildcat Station

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    (8 miles) City of Central

    Indoor black-light mini-golf, laser lights, arcade, pool table, air hockey and foosball table. Great party packages available.

  • Rivertown

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    (63 miles) Kenner

    Located along the shores of the mighty Mississippi River, just minutes from downtown New Orleans, Rivertown in Kenner, Louisiana, offers a host of cultural and family attractions, including eight ...

  • Baton Rouge Zoo

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    (7 miles) Baton Rouge

    Visit one of the most popular family attractions in Baton Rouge, with animals from all over the world and fun seasonal events too!

  • Global Wildlife Center

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    (52 miles) Folsom

    Feed the animals on a wild adventure at the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind the country, home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the ...

  • Zoosiana: Zoo Of Acadiana

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    (53 miles) Broussard

    The zoo is nestled on 45 acres of rolling grounds with a very natural setting and environment. The Zoo houses more than 750 animals representing over 130 species!

  • Audubon Zoo

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    (71 miles) New Orleans

    One of the country's top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging natural habitats, lush gardens and resting spots, the mystical Louisiana swamp and ...

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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    (73 miles) New Orleans

    Walk beneath the vivid Caribbean Reef, marvel at the lush beauty of the Amazon Rainforest and journey the Mississippi River at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

  • The Alexandria Zoo

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    (97 miles) Alexandria

    Encompasses 33 shady acres, and is home to more than 600 animals. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana

  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

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    (70 miles) New Orleans

    16 rides waiting for kids at this amusement park located within the 1,300 acres of New Orleans City Park! Classic family fun for kids!

  • Liberty Lagoon

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    (2 miles) Baton Rouge

    Elevated slides, a lazy river and a ton of pools! Kids can cool down in the Louisiana heat with Liberty Lagoon Waterpark!

  • Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin

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    (10 miles) Baton Rouge

    Located on 80 acres at I-10 and Highland Road in Baton Rouge, LA right next to Blue Bayou Water Park, Dixie Landin is an Amusement Park designed for the entire family!

  • Bogue Chitto Water Park

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    (71 miles) McComb

    Offers a calm and gentle river ride with small rapids by your choice of canoe or inflatable tube ring.

  • Acadian Swamp Tours

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    (25 miles) White Castle

    Explore Louisiana's natural swamplands with 90 minute guided tours, and lots of wildlife spotting!