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Louisiana's Old State Capitol

100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1502
+1 800-488-2968
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FREE! Great movie $3 lots of info on Huey

GREAT spiral staircase! Cost zero, but get the movie ticket great job done on it. Lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yvonne A
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I came across this tour by mistake looking for an exhibit for a famous photographer that I thought... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DougBen
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1502
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+1 800-488-2968
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"stained glass"
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"spiral staircase"
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"beautiful building"
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"political history"
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"mark twain"
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"cast iron"
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"old building"
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"self guided tour"
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"lots of history"
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"la history"
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"second floor"
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"mississippi river"
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"visiting baton rouge"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

GREAT spiral staircase! Cost zero, but get the movie ticket great job done on it. Lots of information on Huey P. Long! Beautiful stained glass turret.

Thank Yvonne A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I came across this tour by mistake looking for an exhibit for a famous photographer that I thought was in the building.After I was told the exhibit was not here,i figured that it had been too long since I have seen this piece of work...More

Thank DougBen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Louisiana Old State Capitol is an excellent venue to learn about the multicultural history of the state and the workings of its government. There was an outstanding exhibit about the life and politics of Huey Long. The museum boasts an excellent gift shop for...More

Thank Jeffrey M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is too amazing to miss out on. If you've never been, it's worth it, among other places around downtown.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic building is elegant and chock full of informative exhibits. Please heed my recommendation and splurge for the $3/pp “Ghost of the Castle” film (12 minutes). It is award-winning, 4D and we truly enjoyed it! I’ll stop there to avoid any spoiler alerts! We...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history was fascinating but the architecture is mind blowing. A definite stop for anyone. They even have an elevator access on the side.

Thank Marsha D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building and grounds are beautiful, and it's worth stopping just to sit a while under the gigantic old oaks. The building contains museum exhibits covering the state's colorful political history. Having little familiarity with the particulars of Louisiana history, I found the exhibits to...More

Thank TxTraveler254
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

My husband and I drove to Baton Rouge for a concert and decided to spend an extra day touring the downtown area. The Old State Capitol building was the biggest surprise of our walking tour of the area. The building itself was architecturally interesting both...More

Thank SBCB2013
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Went through museum across the street. Big building ,but very little to see. Was mad house with small school kids.Loved the look of old State Capital,and decided to take a look.What a beautiful building ,both inside and out. If you like spiral stair cases and...More

Thank royk647
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I live in Baton Rouge and have toured this building several times. It is an absolutely beautiful building with a magnificent rotunda and spiral staircase when you enter. Many soon to be brides from the area have taken pictures on the staircase. If you are...More

Thank Drake B
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MichaelnTina J
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Response from CGordie | Reviewed this property |
On the street or there is a parking garage nearby.
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Elizabeth P
30 March 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
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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.
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