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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.
If you love history, take a couple minutes and go inside. Even if it’s just to see the rotunda! It’s absolutely gorgeous and the ladies who give you a brief overview of the history behind it are super sweet!
I read that Mark Twain didn't like Louisiana's Old State Capitol. That was his loss. We sure loved it. The Old State Capitol had a nice European feel to it.
Both the inside and outside of the Old State Capitol were incredibly beautiful. The stained...More
The Louisiana Old State Capital is a fantastic free exhibit for historic knowledge of Louisiana both old and new.
We went in there thinking we would be out in about 20 minutes, 1 hour and 20 minutes later we walked out full of the history...More
We visited on a Saturday about an hour before closing time and parked on the street in front of the Capitol. There was not a parking fee on weekends. Otherwise, nearby parking was not easy to find. The grounds were perfectly manicured and the architecture...More
The Old State Capital located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a must-see for visitors. From it's arguably gaudy castle-like exterior, described by the late author Mark Twain as hideous to its beautiful cast iron central stairway, to its beautiful stained-glass interior dome, the capital is...More
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The handicap entrance is by the Old State Capitol back parking lot. This lot is connected to a short road off of North Blvd. called St. Philip St. If you do enter the grounds from our main entrance on North Blvd., there is a... More
The handicap entrance is by the Old State Capitol back parking lot. This lot is connected to a short road off of North Blvd. called St. Philip St. If you do enter the grounds from our main entrance on North Blvd., there is a paved sidewalk that will lead you to the back door where the elevator will be right inside. We do have signage to help lead the way.
The hours are consistent throughout the year. It's closed on Sundays and Mondays. Open from 10am to 4pm Tuesdays through Fridays and Saturdays hours 9am to 3pm. I believe it is closed on major holidays.