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Germantown Colony Museum

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A nice little surprise as a side trip

We were in Shreveport for a concert. While we were in town we visited the Bonnie and Clyde Museum... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Gene P
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Overland, Missouri, United States
Worth the short trip off the Interstate

We enjoyed our tour of the Germantown Colony! A sweet older woman was our guide on the property and... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Eharmony2
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120 Museum Rd, Minden, LA 71055-7331
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We were in Shreveport for a concert. While we were in town we visited the Bonnie and Clyde Museum, (see it's own review). On the way back to our hotel, we got a bit lost and stumbled upon this small museum. What an nice surprise!...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of the Germantown Colony! A sweet older woman was our guide on the property and she made it fun for our five year old by letting her pull water from a well and ringing a bell. Love that you can actually...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The wife and I were touring our home state and found this place to visit on Trip Advisor. It is a nice little bit of history of German immigrants who came here to start a religious commune . Some of the original buildings are still...More

Thank JeffL222
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Amazing that some of the building are original, and on their original site. Museum area has some great personal items from settlers, and the buildings and equipment are definitely worth the time. A most personable and knowledgeable lady led us on a tour. She certainly...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Open Saturday fyi. Truly a gem. Just follow the signs and you'll get here. Free admission and free guided tours. It was really interesting. Fully working restrooms if that's important to you.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It talks 15 minutes from the highway and 45 minutes for the free tour. It's a nice glimpse of rural America.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We very much enjoyed our visit to the Germantown Colony Museum. The original buildings are remarkably well preserved and we had a wonderful personal tour. We were glad we took the time to go up to the museum. The museum has very limited hours due...More

Thank PamD10
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful, small museum dedicated to the German Harmonists Society of the 18th century and explains the reason that many European immigrants came to America. Tools, religious artifacts, dresses, photographs, and buildings help express the powerful message of a people dedicated to cause...More

Thank wildbillwww
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

A real walk back in time! The curator was very knowledgeable. It took about an hour to complete the guided tour. It's a bit hard to find but worth the trip. Best of all it is free!!

Thank JulesLayne
Reviewed 10 December 2015

The Germantown colony is like nothing else in the area. Want to see real History this is the place to go! Well planned and only in the last year made into a state park with a new visitors center and museum has made it a...More

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