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Louisiana's Old State Capitol

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Address: 100 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone Number: 800-488-2968
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Once described by Mark Twain as the "ugliest thing on the Mississippi...
Once described by Mark Twain as the "ugliest thing on the Mississippi," this neogothic building, situated atop a bluff, contains a stained-glass dome, an impressive spiral staircase and a museum covering state politics.
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Very pretty and informative

The building is beautiful and there is a lot of information. Even if you aren't too interested in the history, the architecture is great. My teenage son who was against going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Orange Park, Florida
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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The building is beautiful and there is a lot of information. Even if you aren't too interested in the history, the architecture is great. My teenage son who was against going because he thought it was going to be boring really enjoyed himself and even learned something.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very interesting. My children enjoyed it. Staff was very nice. Beautiful staircase. If you visit Baton Rouge, this is the place to go.

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building with lots of history. Loved the inside stairway and building architecture. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

This is such a nice place to visit as it's history is unique and the exhibits are well presented. There was an extensive exhibit on Huey Long and some museum displays of historical items. Upstairs were beautiful portraits of the governors of Louisianna that was interesting. The circular type staircase in the center under the stained glass dome is gorgeous!... More 

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La Quinta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Interesting old building that looks completely out of place in Baton Rouge yet still seems to belong. Huey Long added any interesting landmarks to the city but none more interesting then the Old State Capitol. Beautiful grounds with some amazing live oaks.

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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Walked here from our hotel and enjoyed getting some background about the building and exhibits at the front desk, where we had a very enjoyable conversation. We wandered and learned about early Louisiana politics and life in Baton Rouge for quite awhile before asking again at the front desk for suggested lunch restaurants in the area. If you are also... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As non-Americans, this was an interesting look at the history of the politics of Louisiana. The decor and the information was good and there was a lady who gave us an inside look at the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As a group that came from of state, we stumbled upon the Old State Capitol while roaming the river area of Baton Rouge. It was closed when we discovered it on a Thursday evening, however it was open for tours on Saturday. We were lucky to find parking on the main road; however if luck is not on your side... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stop and see when passing through. Worth it. We went geocaching while there. Pretty grounds to walk. Worth the stop for sure.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of the must sees in Baton Rouge! Amazing that this was actually the capital building in the United States. You need to learn about the history of Huey Long, the Kingfish to understand this place

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Address: 100 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone Number: 800-488-2968
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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