If you ever find yourself deep in the southern parts of Louisiana...
This place is a must see.
It's hidden in the heart of Baton Rouge and if you don't know it whereabouts... you'll pass it right up.
In between the hospital and huge state office buildings is a tiny gravel road.
Be prepared to go back in time.
Our River Road along the Mississippi River is known for grand plantations but this place here...
It the real deal ya'll.
How the average "Joe" would have lived.
You know... us worker bees
This magical secret place I'm referring to is called LSU Rural Life Museum.
It's a hands on kinda place where you can stroll their grounds.
It's set up like just like you would have found it many years ago.
This would have been the main house.
Not a plantation but beautiful and perfect...
for us "normal folk" lol
I looked up and found this interesting.
Most of the porch ceilings I have found in the south have been painted blue.
This one was the sweetest pink.
This is how many houses were built back then..
They used a lot of material on hand like mud and moss.
The house below would have belonged to the overseer.
This person would sign a year contract with the property owner.
They would reside in the home and take care of the land and workers.
After just minutes of walking around...
It almost felt like home.
You forget you're in the middle of a huge city.
This barrel below was used to catch and hold rain water.
We picked the perfect weekend to visit!
This was their fall reenactment.
Volunteers of all ages dressed and played their part.
It felt like I was on the set of "little house on the prairie"
The old school house
Maddy was so in love with this place, she signed up to be a junior volunteer.
On the grounds they have a general store...
It's set up just like you would have found years ago.
You are free to walk around and touch and explore..
I love that!
And this piece.... the postal cabinet..LOVE!!
And just as we were about to par take in a wagon ride...
A war broke out!
to be cont..