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Address: 311 N Main St, Jennings, LA 70546-5341
Phone Number:
+1 337-821-5532
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Museum of antique and vintage merchandise, signs, machines, etc.

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Brought back memories

I love looking at stuff in old stores and this place was special... Lots of old stuff from dry goods to Hardware to medicines... A great stop in a small Louisiana town... There... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2015
Don H
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Kirkland, Washington
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Jennings, Louisiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

See the items you, and perhaps your parents and grandparents shopped for in the original store setting.

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

I love looking at stuff in old stores and this place was special... Lots of old stuff from dry goods to Hardware to medicines... A great stop in a small Louisiana town... There were also excellent displays on telephones and a short term one on old mining town buildings in small scale... Very impressive..

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Mobile, Alabama
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

My wife and I visited the Tupper Museum this week. I highly recommend this attraction. This museum is in reality an old store which is unique in that the store goods were left untouched for many years. The staff members there are very knowledgeable and friendly.

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2 Thank Charlestonvisitor454
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

This museum had way more things to look at than I expected. Plan to spend time here, not jut walk through in 15 minutes. This would be a great place to bring kids since it is very educational and gives an accurate description of life in a different time period. The lady who works there was able to provide a... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

I thought it would be a little quaint museum And take just a few minutes. I was pleasantly surprised. After already being awe struck with the front and all the stories from the curator...we found a whole other section. The telephone area was like a second museum with hands on items. And there was even a third area with more... More 

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Gladewater
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

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Eunice, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

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Houston, TX
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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... More 

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Austin
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

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