Rich History and Architecture – The Old Governor’s Mansion

Scavenger hunt participants made a stop at the beautiful, Georgian-style, Old Governor’s Mansion. The Old Governor’s Mansion is located just four blocks from the Mississippi River and has been home to nine state governors and their families. The mansion was built by Huey Long, who would become the governor of Louisiana. He was a controversial figure at the time, but he definitely had taste when it came to extravagant architecture. The Old Governor’s Mansion has lots of interesting history and even some myths. Today, locals and tourists can visit the mansion learn about its history, and take in the historic architecture that has been preserved. The photo challenge at this stop was to take a photo of a teammate pretending to swear another teammate into office. The mansion made for the perfect backdrop and a memorable moment.