Louisiana State University

Burden Museum & Gardens

Burden Museum & Gardens offers discovery and adventure through historic, natural and educational experiences that provide a window into Louisiana’s rich, cultural past. Situated on 440 acres in the heart of Baton Rouge, it is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the flora and fauna of Louisiana’s lush landscapes and agricultural heritage.

Burden Museum & Gardens includes the LSU Rural Life Museum, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens and Windrush Gardens.

4560 Essen Lane

Place Type

Museums & Galleries, Outdoors

Upcoming Events

Orchid Society of Baton Rouge

Monthly meeting

2/20 7pm
Herb Day

Herb Day at Burden. Plant sales, herbal classes, family activities, music, food, displays, demonstrations & vendors.

2/23 8am
Camellia Society

Workshop on grafting camellias.

2/23 9am
Herb Society of America, Baton Rouge Unit

Monthly meeting; 'Wholistic Veterinary Practice' Dr. Larry McCaskill DVM.

2/28 6:30pm
StoryTime in the Garden

Storybook reading & imagination-themed activities in the garden; ages 3 - 8; Every 30 minutes.

3/9 9am

Recent Events