Burden Museum and Gardens announces unified identity

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE – Officials from LSU, the LSU AgCenter and the Burden Foundation gathered on Sept. 19 to announce the official rebranding of the Burden Center and the adjacent Rural Life Museum as the new Burden Museum & Gardens.

During the event, held in the Ione Burden Conference Center, speakers discussed the process of rebranding the facility, including future plans for the respective entities located on the shared Burden Museum & Gardens site – the LSU Rural Life Museum, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens and Windrush Gardens.

“Burden Museum and Gardens is a wonderful collaborative effort between LSU, the LSU AgCenter and the Burden Foundation,” said John Russin, vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter. “We are working to rebrand this entire property to make it a destination for the city, state, region, country and, hopefully, the world.”

Located at 4560 Essen Lane, just off of Interstate 10, the 440-acre Burden Museum and Gardens offers unparalleled discovery and adventure in the heart of Baton Rouge. This window to Louisiana’s rich cultural past provides historic, natural and educational experiences, and it is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the flora and fauna of Louisiana’s lush landscapes and agricultural heritage.

Burden Museum and Gardens is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The facility is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is charged for access to the LSU Rural Life Museum, Windrush Gardens and some events held throughout the year. There is no admission for the Botanic Gardens. Windrush House is open by appointment only.

To learn more about Burden Museum and Gardens, including how to schedule events at the facility, call 225-763-3990 or visit www.discoverburden.com.