West Baton Rouge Museum is at 845 N. Jefferson Ave. Set on a 6-acre site, seven historic buildings portray plantation life from the antebellum period through the Civil War. Included are a slave cabin from Allendale Plantation and the Aillet House, a French Creole cottage built around 1830. Regional history exhibits include a 22-foot model of a 1904 sugar mill. A blacksmith shop; a mercantile store; and various 19th-century documents, tools and farming equipment also are featured. Educational programs and temporary exhibits are offered.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.