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Capitol Park Museum

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All About Louisiana

Wonderful 3 story museum covering ll aspects of Louisiana life and history. Great for adults and... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Elaine E
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fantastic mish-mash of local culture and history

The museum was highly recommended to us by a staffer at the State Capitol, and we were not... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Wanderlust777
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Baltimore, Maryland
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With thematic exhibits on diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture, the museum includes two permanent exhibits: Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America.
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660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5342
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Wonderful 3 story museum covering ll aspects of Louisiana life and history. Great for adults and kids. Fantastic displays! Learn about all of the different cultures.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elaine E
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The museum was highly recommended to us by a staffer at the State Capitol, and we were not disappointed. It's huge, with one floor devoted to local history and a second floor covering local culture. Both sets of exhibits are great, although the cultural stuff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wanderlust777
Capitol_Park_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Capitol Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to the Capitol Park Museum! We appreciate hearing that our friends at the Capitol are helpful and pointing guests in the right direction. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This place is usually closed on Sundays, so we were delighted to be advised during our State Capitol visit that the first Sunday each Month it was opened and visits were free! Imagine our disappointment after checking it out to find it was closed.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jandlUk
Capitol_Park_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Capitol Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

The Capitol Park Museum is OPEN the First Sunday of every month from 1pm - 4:30pm. While we do our best to ensure all our tourism friends know the open hours and events, sometimes they get it incorrect. We apologize for this inconvenience and will...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

This museum provides a great overview of the wide variety of cultures in Louisiana. It is super well done and curated. I recommend it of anyone visiting our state. It has music listening booths.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JohnHough3
Capitol_Park_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Capitol Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you! We certainly agree that it is a great stop for any visiting tourist and locals wanting to learn more about their state. Glad you had a great visit and thank you for the review!

Reviewed September 23, 2018

Worth the visit. Exhibits are well done; easy to walk through to see it all. Good insight into Louisiana and life in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Capitol_Park_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Capitol Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great place to gain a lot of insite into the history and culture of Louisiana. Good for kids,not great. It's not kid centric but plenty of things to catch their attention.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Capitol_Park_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Capitol Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

We think that a culture and history museum is a great place for kids to visit! Next time you come, check in at the front desk for a copy of our museum Scavenger Hunt or coloring book activity. That might enhance their visit! Thank you...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful informative and awesome museum. The exhibits are first class. From war guns to an actual shrimp boat to Mardi Gras gowns and classic Louisiana music. The museum has it all.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Capitol_Park_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Capitol Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

WE agree! Thank you for such a high rating. The Louisiana State Museum is very proud to share these priceless artifacts and our unique culture to all.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Excellent museum to give out-of-town a good overview of LA culture / history. Great hot summer's day activity : Air conditioned. Can easily spend 2- 3 hours in there.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Capitol_Park_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Capitol Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for your comment! We do keep it nice and chilly indoors to preserve our amazing collection. We even sometimes recommend to bring a light sweater!

Reviewed August 27, 2018

A beautiful place with a lot of Louisiana's history. It covers a lot about civil rights, hurricanes, burial rituals, slavery, Mardi Gras, music and politics. It has a lot of meaningful history for every age group!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Capitol_Park_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Capitol Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

What a wonderful comment Sharon! We certainly AGREE!

Reviewed July 16, 2018

This is a museum with a wide scope of topics. It dives into history covering slaves and exploring the land with the development of commerce of the past and moves forward to modern time almost like a chamber of commerce press release on the city...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Capitol_Park_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Capitol Park Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Yes! Our outdoor covered Plaza has an amazing view of the Louisiana State Capitol. We enjoy hosting events, cocktail parties and even wedding receptions under that space.

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Response from Juanita W | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember for sure but I'm thinking $5. It wasn't much and was so worth it.
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