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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2016
Yuxian W
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 of 5 stars 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 then were ready to go to the next thing. The walk around the area leading... More 

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Stroud, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars 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 Louisiana.

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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Jacksonville
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4 of 5 stars 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 in to protecting the gun powder.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Mendenhall
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Lancashire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is a very small, single room building, filled with (imitation) powder kegs and a handful of small exhibits. The building is actually more interesting from the outside and, because it's right next to the Louisiana State Capitol, it's worth taking the short walk through the grounds to take a look. Don't expect too much though.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

my husband can't pass a military museum. I went in to drag him out, of course he wasn't ready. I looked around a little. The dossen was very friendly & somehow we got on the subject of how Huey Long was killed in the Capitol building, it was actually an interesting discussion. Would consider doing some reading on the topic.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

It is pretty small but has some old artifacts that are interesting to look at. Just another piece of Louisiana history that people should take the time to see, especially if they are touring around the capital anyway. The people were so glad we stopped in.

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