Museums and Galleries Tour, Baton Rouge

Museums and Galleries Tour (Self Guided), Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is a beautiful and attractive city where there are many attractions to visit. It has numerous museums and galleries with different pieces of art, entire collections of modern or old art objects, artifacts, diverse documents of great historical and cultural importance, maps, paintings, jewelry and pieces of furniture. All these attractions must be admired by visitors of this city.
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Museums and Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Museums and Galleries Tour
Guide Location: USA » Baton Rouge (See other walking tours in Baton Rouge)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Author: jenny
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Louisiana Art & Science Museum
  • U.S.S. Kidd and Nautical Center
  • Circa 1857
  • Taylor Clark Gallery
  • Baton Rouge Gallery
Louisiana Art & Science Museum

1) Louisiana Art & Science Museum (must see)

Louisiana Art and Science Museum presents different thematic exhibitions from temporary fine art exhibitions to permanent ones. There is a gallery dedicated to children where different interactive and creative collections are presented. There are also old artifacts and a mummy right out of Ancient Egypt from the Ptolemaic era. The exhibitions are supported by different sounds, shows, visual images and large films. You can buy souvenirs such as books, toys, handicrafts and other objects related to the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.

Opening hours: Tuesday- Friday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm; Sat 10:00 am- 5:00 pm; Sun 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm.
U.S.S. Kidd and Nautical Center

2) U.S.S. Kidd and Nautical Center (must see)

U.S.S. Kidd and Nautical Center is an interesting and attractive place due to the exhibitions presented and to its exterior. It is in fact a ship from World War II that has been restored and used as a museum. It is named Fletcher and exhibits the largest collection of ship models from the south. It presents a model of a fighter plane, an A-7e Corsair from the Vietnam Era and other models that capture the interest of the public.

Opening hours: Monday- Friday 9:30 am- 3:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm.
Circa 1857

3) Circa 1857

Circa 1857 is a beautiful art gallery that presents art, antiques and architectural salvage. There are works from all over the world, including those by local artists and artisans such as woodworkers, sculptors and potters. There are unique art works and people can buy individual pieces of art. The collection contains models of windows, doors, floors, mantles, hardware and wood. It is worth checking out these pieces of art made with local traditions. It is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm.
Taylor Clark Gallery

4) Taylor Clark Gallery

Taylor Clark Gallery specializes in handmade custom framing, art and Audubon prints. It was owned by three generations of one family and is now under the supervision of Clark Taylor. He succeeded in developing this family business, which he now owns. It serves national and international clients due to its prices and quality of art. They deal primarily with framing but also with referrals and restorations. It is a perfect place for those that love art and are very interested in it.
Baton Rouge Gallery

5) Baton Rouge Gallery

Baton Rouge Gallery is a multi-media art gallery. It is one of the United States' oldest artist co-ops and an important aspect of Baton Rouge's arts community.

The Baton Rouge Gallery was founded in 1965 when eight artists formed a gallery to showcase not only their own work but also that of other local artists. The original eight were reflected in the gallery's original name, The Unit 8 Gallery. The gallery gained incorporation in 1966, having grown to include twelve artists, and became known as Baton Rouge Gallery.

Until a brief closing in April 1994 due to a controversy over an artist's work, the gallery was the nation's oldest professionally run artist co-op and still remains one of the longest-running.

Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

Walking Tours in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Create Your Own Walk in Baton Rouge

Create Your Own Walk in Baton Rouge

Creating your own self-guided walk in Baton Rouge is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Baton Rouge Introduction Walking Tour

Baton Rouge Introduction Walking Tour

Baton Rouge is a city with a rather unique architecture, vividly displaying traces of two major influences, Spanish and French. Alongside the notable buildings waiting to be explored in downtown Baton Rouge there are quite a few other attractions not to be missed, too. To find out exactly which, follow this orientation walk and make the most of your time in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles