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Capitol Park Museum

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Address: 660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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+1 225-342-5428
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09:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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With thematic exhibits on diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry...

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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Best Museum in Baton Rouge!

If you are interested in a comprehensive Museum that covers Louisiana history and culture, this is it! I have been so many times I can't count and I learn something new with each... read more

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are interested in a comprehensive Museum that covers Louisiana history and culture, this is it! I have been so many times I can't count and I learn something new with each visit. I live in Baton Rouge and when I have out of town guests, this is a must see. It is within walking distance of the state... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an interesting museum, please set aside plenty of time as there is a lot of information to be found. I especially liked the very far corner of the top floor where you could sample examples of all the different musical genres typical to Louisiana. I now know what zydeco sounds like!

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best done museums I've been to ever. It is a must see if you are anywhere close by. I learned about the LA Purchase years ago but had forgotten a lot about how critical it was to the expansion of America. Also great place to learn about the state's economic development of natural resources and... More 

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Reading, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This museum has done a tremendously good job depicting the history, culture and regions of this state. Worth taking the time to see if you want to learn about this state.

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Thank Nancy K
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great history of the state, covers many topics & aspects. Best if you look at the guide first then try to go on the time line, based on the numbered displays. The displays were fairly close so easy to move to another section before completing one. Several groups of school children were there when we visited, they were having a... More 

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Vevey, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I spent about two hours and did not see a single visitor, on a Saturday afternoon. It is a pity, because it is a superb museum, from the museography viiewpoint. One learns a lot about Louisiana history, the obvious like the sale of half a continent by Bonaparte for $15 million, and less known (at least by me) such as... More 

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Thank mojave
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

One of the best museum's I've seen. The staff are great - super friendly and helpful. The museum itself is really fun and entertaining - not stuffy. I've taken my kids several times and they always enjoy it. Every time we go, we see something we missed before. It's one of the greatest assets of Baton Rouge!

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Thank Whitmeyer
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Being raised in Louisiana is a great life. Understanding the diverse cultures, especially of south Louisiana makes it even better. Not sure what areas are covered in the current educational curriculum, but if it's not covered, you'll learn it here. This is a must see for all especially those not from here

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Thank David S
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The modern shiny silver building looks out of place for downtown Baton Rouge but like many things, it's what inside that counts. It's amazing how so much history and "all that is Louisiana" can be assembled in one large room and it not seem jumbled. The layout takes you through time with sights and sounds and there's even a full-size... More 

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Thank Mike H
Louisiana, USA
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I lived in Baton Rouge most of my life and visited this museum for the first time a few weeks ago. It was a great experience. The museum had some great exhibits outlining the story of Louisiana as well as its culture. I recommend to all Louisiana residents and those interested in the history and culture.

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