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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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Old State Capitol

I read about the beauty of this & wanted to see it for myself. The employees were very helpful with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott V
McAllen, Texas
Gorgeous stained glass windows

The old Capitol building is absolutely stunning, from the castle like appearance to the grand... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lauri M
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1502
+1 800-488-2968
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about the beauty of this & wanted to see it for myself. The employees were very helpful with all info & material. Of course the stained glass was nice , but I liked the architecture of the bldg., or castle. Great landscaping. Workers...More

Thank Scott V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old Capitol building is absolutely stunning, from the castle like appearance to the grand staircase as you enter the building to the stained glass windows. We enjoyed seeing the WWI exhibit they have going on right now through Dec, as well as the governor's...More

Thank Lauri M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendship Force of Baton Rouge made reservations for our friends from Friendship Force of Bogotá, Colombia to visit and tour the old Capital. They loved the tour and the workers. They were impressed by our people and our city.

Thank Morenacaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times for historic and culture value. But I attended a wedding here and it was way too small. It looks huge on the outside but it’s very cramped inside. The wedding party was about 80 people. Outside pictures are beautiful....More

Thank lmao1217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stairway and glasswork is incredible. A credit to the southern architecture. Situated on a hill, beautiful view of the Mississippi River. The guided tour and film give a complete history of the story behind it. Several other attractions are near.

Thank Charmaine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group consisted of two adults and two 7 year olds. We all loved it! The girls loved the staircase and the stained glass windows. There was also a "junior senate room" with crafts and photo ops. The gift shop had good, inexpensive souvenirs. All...More

Thank Misty T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this building is beautiful and the stain glass amazing. what gets you is the history of the place and so much has happened here

Thank elizabeth f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully preserved , well laid out overview of the political and cultural events and people that shaped Louisiana. Best of all it's free to visit. Went on a Sunday afternoon and found ample street parking close to entrance. Make sure to combine your visit with...More

1  Thank Craig G
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The old state Capitol is a great focal point of Downtown Baton Rouge, the stain glass, beautiful grounds, and History of the building are very unique to any who visit. Just a quick walk down the road is the USS Kidd, the New State Capitol,...More

Thank Barton P
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Historic & Beautiful building and friendly staff. Not super exciting but beautiful to visit and Historic if you are in the area.

Thank Rae Malee W
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MichaelnTina J
13 July 2017|
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Response from CGordie | Reviewed this property |
On the street or there is a parking garage nearby.
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
5 January 2017|
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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.