Monroe, Louisiana: Biedenharn Coca-Cola and Bible Museum1913 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)
Visitor Tips and News About 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]
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...