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Louisiana's Old State Capitol

100 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
800-488-2968
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Ranked #7 of 33 Attractions in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Once described by Mark Twain as the "ugliest thing on the Mississippi," this neogothic building, situated atop a bluff, contains a stained-glass dome,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Toured the old capital building on our recent trip to Baton Rouge. Great free activity. Loved the self guided tour.

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Adelaide
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A great multimedia presentation starts the tour of this beautifully restored building. The upstairs stained glass windows accessed via a gorgeous spiral staircase is impressive. The Huey Long display is well done.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There for a wedding and it and it was so beautiful and you could feel the aura of the past governors and their families and events held there.

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Sedona, Arizona
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110 reviews 110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is worth a visit when you are in the area. It's free and wonderful. The restoration work is exceptional. Exhibits are very informative. We learned alot about the former governor. I was reminded of the episode of Fawlty Towers where Basil has a concussion. They had German customers and he kept telling everyone "Don't mention the war!" Probably a... More

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Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is beautifully restored and has great art and video exhibits. There is so much on Huey Long that was absolutely fascinating. We loved it.............and the gift shop, too.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
59 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed the audio tour and seeing the Gothic Revival details inside. The stained glass is awesome. I could have done without the glorification of Huey Long included.

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NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The architecture is a wonderful to look at and so are the gardens, but mostly it offers a wonderful view from the top of Baton Rouge.

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Baton Rouge
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

No matter how many times I go to the Old State Capitol, I can't help but admire all the architecture and feel the history in this beautiful building. The spiral staircase with the stained glass rotunda is incredible. When you visit the second floor to see the old senate and house chambers, it is great to imagine the great political... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a beautiful surreal place to experience! Please do stop in this place because it will take your breath away! Best attraction in Baton Rouge!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The awesome history in this place is so neat to see. Great for a field trip for the kiddo's too. I've been quite a few times and learn something every time i go..

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