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Lots of bnb history. Beautiful

I love this place. Its beautiful. Lots to see. Lots if history. A movie that you have to pay for... read more

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joy w
Dallas, Texas
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A Must See!

If you love history, take a couple minutes and go inside. Even if it’s just to see the rotunda... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Port Washington, New York
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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.
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100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1502
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this place. Its beautiful. Lots to see. Lots if history. A movie that you have to pay for though. $3.00. Lots of history on voting, equality. Some much.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a function at a conference here. The building is beautiful and so well preserved. The Dome is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Be sure and stop by here if you're in the area.

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I walked to the capital just in time to beat a round of thunderstorm. This is gorgeous building, with a great presentation of LA history. It is a MUST see. Spent about 1.5 hrs inside.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Tgurl1
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Directly downtown. Well preserved. Love the architecture. We visited the grounds after hours and did not do a tour.

Thank Steven C
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

It’s was a very beautiful building. The history is a plus. We really enjoyed our visit to this museum.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed June 23, 2018

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

1  Thank Tony_Boudreau
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Response from CGordie | Reviewed this property |
On the street or there is a parking garage nearby.
Elizabeth P
March 30, 2017|
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Response from ShelbyDaugherty | Property representative |
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
January 4, 2017|
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Response from nancadd | Reviewed this property |
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.