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Old Arsenal Museum

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Adjacent to the State Capitol 900 State Capital Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
+1 225-342-0401
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We drove to the museum, walked through the rain, got wet, and stood in front of closed doors. It... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
Carlos C
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Frankfurt, Germany
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A hidden gem.

This old arsenal has seen war and peace, and now it is a museum. The grounds are beautiful, and the... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2017
mcdh4561
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
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Adjacent to the State Capitol 900 State Capital Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

We drove to the museum, walked through the rain, got wet, and stood in front of closed doors. It was Tuesday 11 am and it was supposed to be open. Not even a notice why it is closed...

2  Thank Carlos C
Reviewed April 8, 2017

This old arsenal has seen war and peace, and now it is a museum. The grounds are beautiful, and the old brick building is well-preserved. Do not miss the old Indian mound with the cannons mounted on it!

Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Interesting little museum. Self guided walking tour of the inside of this early 1800's military arsenal building. Great curator, very knowledgeable. Free to visit which is nice. Great stop while walking the grounds of the State Capitol. A true gem probably overlooked by many.

2  Thank P G
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Situated near the State Capital and in a park, it's free for all. Go in the spring when flowers are blooming.

Thank Yuxian W
Reviewed July 17, 2016

My adult son and I found the history here very interesting and enjoyed looking around. The caretaker is very informative, and gave us the history of the place. We enjoyed it more than the Grands (ages 8 & 12), who did a quick run thru...More

1  Thank zstargazer
Reviewed July 14, 2016

I was wondering what I was looking at from the capitol, and this place really impressed me. For so much to have been destroyed from so long ago, I was gratified to see that it was still standing and being honored by the citizens of...More

Thank davidball2015
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We have been trying to go there for the past year, and finally we were able to see it. Every time we went it was closed. We loved it! We are history buffs and enjoyed the historical significance of it.

Thank Ayla M
Reviewed June 28, 2016

We just happened upon the museum as we walked the grounds of the capital building. The museum is free an is well done with signage on each exhibit. I knew nothing about what a powder magazine was and was surprised at all the thought put...More

1  Thank JimS628
Reviewed June 26, 2016

An interesting civil war stop when touring Baton Rouge. This free exhibit was attended by a very friendly and helpful retired school teacher. We enjoyed our brief visit.

1  Thank BevoBurn96
Reviewed June 24, 2016

We stopped here while visiting the Louisiana Capitaol Park. The museum is small, but the docent we encountered was well-informed and responsive to our interest. It added to our enjoyment of Baton Rouge.

Thank Nancy W
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