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Pentagon Barracks

North Riverside Mall, Baton Rouge, LA
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No museum, just apartments

Thought there was a museum but just a couple of historic markers. I believe the buildings are... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Nice Architecture

I haven't been inside, but it is an interesting architectural style. If I'm not mistaken, its the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Minden, Louisiana
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3 Apr 2017
“No museum, just apartments”
14 Oct 2016
“Nice Architecture”
North Riverside Mall, Baton Rouge, LA
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Thought there was a museum but just a couple of historic markers. I believe the buildings are apartments for state legislators now.

Thank b9762
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I haven't been inside, but it is an interesting architectural style. If I'm not mistaken, its the office of the Lt. Governor.

Thank jww002
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The barracks are nice to visit. The stories about the history it can tell us is a wonderful thing. Although it seems never to be open to the public it's a lovely place to take wedding portraits. Just walking the grounds makes me feel like...More

Thank dmcneal830
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Don't miss this if you are sightseeing in Baton Rouge. There are interpretive signs that help explain how this barracks went from military uses by the French, British, Spanish and the Confederacy to being used by students in the earlier days of LSU.

Thank davidball2015
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We found the pentagon barracks, but there wasn't anything to do or see once we got there, so we just walked on past the building. Maybe it's just closed on Saturdays?

Thank BevoBurn96
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great place to stroll or just sit back and enjoy. You can feel the HISTORY ooze out of this place. Do a little research about it and you will enjoy it that much more.

Thank Shadowhider
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The building is close to the Capitol.It was used for barracks .for male housing..This is well worth your time to visit.

Thank 676barbara
Reviewed 22 August 2015

History buffs will like to visit this place, but otherwise theres nothing to see. I know a state senator that lives there. If you can get in to see one of the legislators apartments do it they are nice, your tax dollars at work.

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 27 June 2015

If you find yourself on River Road in Baton Rouge keep your eyes out for the historic Pentagon Barracks. You will not spend a lot of time here but the history behind barracks is intriguing. Believe it or not the site has been used by...More

1  Thank DrMarc9491
Reviewed 19 June 2015

It was interesting, that it was very old and pentagon shaped. However, one side is missing because of flooding. Also, it's been turned into low-income housing. So it felt very very odd to be walking around looking at someone's apartment building. We didn't stay long.

1  Thank teresala23
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