Monroe, Louisiana: Biedenharn Coca-Cola and Bible Museum

1913 home of the first US Coca-Cola bottler features a bible museum, gardens and Coca-Cola exhibits. See an early Coke delivery truck.
2000 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA
North edge of town, on the north side of Speed Ave. between N. 3rd St. and Riverside Drive.
T-Sa 10 am - 5 pm (last tour at 3:30). (Call to verify)
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Biedenharn Coca-Cola and Bible Museum

I wasn't sure what to expect based on the description provided. I was quite surprised! The tour of the Coca Cola Museum was really nice and full of interesting facts and information. You also get a tour of the house, which was equally as interesting; you get to walk through the gardens, which were beautiful; and then the last stop is the "Bible" Museum, which is misleading. It contains so much more and is worth a look-see. Bring your nickels; every tour includes a five-cent ice-cold old-fashioned bottled Coke! You could easily spend an hour or more here strolling around taking wonderful pictures. Great deal for $6.00.

[Kay Covington, 07/09/2013]
Biedenharn Coca-Cola and Bible Museum

Features the Biedenharn Home, built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn when the family moved to Monroe from Vicksburg, MS. Also a Bible Museum and Elsong Gardens. Joseph A. Biedenharn was the FIRST bottler of Coca-Cola in the United States. His original home has been turned into a Bible Museum, Elsong Gardens and various Coca-Cola items.

[philip nelson, 03/19/2004]

Two separate museums on one tour: Joe and his Coke memorabilia (including the world's first Coke delivery truck) and daughter Emy-Lou's Bible collection. This museum looks fairly normal -- no scale model Last Supper constructed from vintage Coke bottles or anything...

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