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Capitol Park Museum

660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
+1 225-342-5428
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This perhaps the best all around Museum in Louisiana for display Louisiana both geographically and... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Louisiana History and Life

Shows Louisiana life, traditions and and history of our state. From Mardi Gras, Shrimping... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Charmaine D
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp boat” (18 reviews)
“mardi gras” (27 reviews)
“two floors” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
+1 225-342-5428
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This perhaps the best all around Museum in Louisiana for display Louisiana both geographically and culturally. On the first floor you are greeted with a large map of the Mississippi River tributaries and a broad view of Louisiana history. An actual shrimp boat, the CoCo-J...More

Thank tcff2017
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Shows Louisiana life, traditions and and history of our state. From Mardi Gras, Shrimping, Alligator hunting and so much more.

Thank Charmaine D
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I was unaware of this museum until I found it on Trip Advisor. What a pleasant surprise. It is very well laid out. There wasn't a single moment of disappointment. It was very entertaining as well as informative. I would highly recommend this museum to...More

1  Thank Griffins22
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The Museum is relatively new, so it's been set up in a way to appeal to younger audiences as well as adults.

Thank MattinBatonRouge
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a great free museum and it gives a lot of information on Louisiana. I take any tourist visiting Baton Rouge to visit here!

Thank Mcoope7
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Great place to learn about the history of Louisiana. The second floor had the history of Jazz and Mardi Gras. We spent about 2.5 hours in the building and really enjoyed the visit.

Thank JimS628
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Very interesting and well done exhibits on 2 floors depicting the history and cultural development of Louisiana. While not something to travel across country for, it is worth an hour or so of your time if you're in the area.

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This museum is extremely well done. Don't miss the second floor.This gallery takes you on a road trip through Louisiana and ends at the Mardi Gras Gallery that is spectacular. We didn't realize that Mardi Gras are celebrated throughout the state until we visited this...More

Thank Jagriffith M
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Truly the best museum im town. The 1st floor gives you a very detailed overview on early settlements, how it became part of the U.S., how they were involved in the wars, slavery, and many other topics. The upper floor is more on entertainment, cuisine,...More

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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...More

Thank Katy1755
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21 September 2017|
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.