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Address: Adjacent to the State Capitol 900 State Capital Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
Phone Number: 225.342.0401
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Once again, a must see of History

There are few places left in Which you can tour history for free. This place was fantastic. The presentation was clear. And the display fantastic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

The museum is in the Arsenal Park. It is nicely done. It is nice place for families to get an idea of how many hands Louisiana passed through before it became the 18th state. It is free. Enjoy the ducks, garden and trees.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are few places left in Which you can tour history for free. This place was fantastic. The presentation was clear. And the display fantastic.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Nice self guided tour of the arsenal where they made and stored gun powder for the civil war. The whole walking tour of the capitol was great.

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Cincinnati
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401 reviews 401 reviews
176 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is a small museum with a lot of empty gun powder barrels. There is a self guided tour. If you take some time, there is a lot to learn. You can also take a quick look.

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chioggia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It's a small place and it won't take too much of your time but you won't miss this for sure. Informative and fun. If you want to Have a little taste of how the soldiers lived during the civil war you have to visit it. Free entrance.

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Atoka, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not really much to this place. It was interesting but it's small and we only spent maybe a half hour here. The grounds, though, are gorgeous. During the cooler months I imagine it is a lot nicer here, but it was SCORCHING hot when we were there. The staff was friendly and informative.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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668 reviews 668 reviews
289 attraction reviews
555 helpful votes 555 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Old Arsenal Museum is located next to the Louisiana State Capital. The museum itself is small but still provides a lot of good information. It is free and open Tuesday through Saturday from 0900 to 1600. It is self-paced, but there is someone inside who will answer any questions that you may have. The museum is located in the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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104 reviews 104 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited the state capitol grounds and were directed toward the state's Liberty Bell, a point of interest located near the Old Arsenal. Fortunately for us, it was Louisiana-hot & humid and the Old Arsenal looked like a respite. We were greeted by a very pleasant and knowledgable host who guided us through the exhibit (we were the only guests... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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424 reviews 424 reviews
255 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I tried to find a parking spot for awhile and then paid for the sport only to find out that the museum was closed that day/time. We did walk around the park and enjoyed the monuments.

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South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice little museum, plus it is free, has AC and bathrooms! It is part of the Capitol park complex. There are a lot of pretty paths around the building. The building itself is small and doesn't take long to see, but it is informative and worth checking out.

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