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“A step back into 1949”
Review of Tupper Museum

Tupper Museum
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Jennings
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Owner description: Museum of antique and vintage merchandise, signs, machines, etc.
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

This museum has a little bit of everything. It has a children's telephone museum that is very interactive. It had a neat collection of nutcrackers and a Christmas room.

1  Thank imamailchick
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Two of the three visitors in our party were in their early 60's. To them the merchandise in the store, and many of the telephone items, were from before their time. The senior member of our group, age 83, found the items to have been part of her childhood and youth.

It's a nice experience from a variety of standpoints!

1  Thank MrFrugality
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Go back to 1910 and visit an original general store, then a history of the telephone, very impressive and genuine! I had friends 50 and 70 years old, they were so surprised that in a small parish as Jefferson Davis that we had such a valuable and authentic historical museum with such wonderfully preserved items of every day life. The hostess is very knowledgeable and so gracious with her time and history of the items and the territory. I have to visit every year for it reminds me of many items that were in my grandparents barn and my great grandparents home. Every day clothing and toys of that era. Plus the telephone museum had all the phones that I grew up with and a wonderful section on the inventors of the telephone. Very handicap friendly.

2  Thank glennmiller
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

The Tupper Museum is a fabulous time capsule of mid-century Americana. When we went, I didn't realize how fascinated I would be with looking at general store merchandise! But seeing the old stockings, medications, and men's longjohns gave me a real glimpse of life before malls and internet shopping. The guide working the museum was full of interesting facts about how the museum came to be and about the products in it. Definitely worth a visit!

2  Thank IvySue
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

The Tupper General Merchandise Museum is located in Jennings, Louisiana, which is between Lake Charles and Lafayette on I-10. This museum has two parts. The first section in the front of the museum is literally a store that closed in the late 1940's - with thousands of items displayed as they were when the store closed. Your enjoyment will increase as you spend more time looking at this store’s amazing inventory.

The second part of the museum is in the back and is the Louisiana Telephone Pioneer Museum. This displays telephone equipment used throughout the last century. It is also very fascinating!

People from all ages will enjoy the Tupper Museum. Younger people will see items they may not recognize and more "seasoned"' folks will love to see things they may have used when they were younger.

Whether you are headed east or west on I-10, take a break from your driving and exit the interstate at Jennings and allocate at least an hour to visit the Tupper Museum. It is located at 311 North Main Street, which is also a quaint street. You will literally be transported back in time!

1  Thank Sarah_Tommy
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