In 1966, siblings Steele and Ione Burden, along with their sister-in-law, Mrs. Pike Burden (Jeannette Monroe), began donating 440 acres of their family's property to LSU to be enjoyed by future generations. Today, it is known as Burden Museum & Gardens.
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Burden family gift. Share their legacy and travel back in time to experience Louisiana’s rich rural history and agricultural heritage. Explore a beautiful piece of the natural world preserved for you in the heart of Baton Rouge. The Burden Family gift has grown to become Burden Museum & Gardens, which includes the LSU Rural Life Museum, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens and Windrush Gardens.
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The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture