National Treasure: Edge Of History
Anyone familiar with the National Treasure movies knows that one clue “will lead to another clue, and that will lead to another clue!” The same holds true for the young adventurers of National Treasure: Edge of History, filmed in Baton Rouge. In fact, Baton Rouge plays itself in this series but with the addition of a fully-staffed FBI office and lots of intrigue.
One of the many clues to the legendary treasure includes one of Meriwether Lewis’ journals from the Louisiana Purchase expedition, on display at the Old Governor’s Mansion. While Lewis and Clark’s journals are actually housed in Philadelphia, the Mansion is still definitely worth a visit. Built by Huey P. Long in 1930 and nicknamed "Louisiana's White House," the Mansion served as the official residence to nine Louisiana governors and their families until 1962. Its architecture and design, alone, are impressive with a secret staircase, original frieze work and moldings, terrazzo floors, and crystal chandeliers. The Mansion also houses an extensive collection that includes memorabilia from the "You Are My Sunshine" entertainer and governor, Jimmie Davis.
502 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Open to the public for tours Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 4:00 PM