Monday, March 30, 2015

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens in Monroe, LA

We did a fun day trip from Poverty Point SP to Monroe,  to visit the Beidenharn Museum and Gardens and Landry Vineyards.

   In 1894,Joe Biedenharn was credited with finding a way to bottle Coca Cola and part of the museum is dedicated to how he discovered the process and houses antiques from the early Coca Cola period. A separate building is the Biedenharn home, which we toured, and lovely gardens.

evolution of the Coke bottle

we even had a 5 cent Coke.....and the tour guide gave us the nickel!

Lots of beautiful camilias and tulips in the gardens!

a goldfish bush

 We then drove over to West Monroe to visit Landry Vineyards and what a treat that turned out to be!  They were getting ready for a concert!  We bought a bottle of wine to drink and enjoyed a few hours of sun, music, and was awesome!  OK, we bought a few bottles to take with us also;)

What a great afternoon!!


  1. What a nice day in a beautiful place! I just love those grand old houses. They are fun to visit but I wouldn't want to own one!


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