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Old State Capitol

100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802 USA

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“a Gothic architectural treasure”

Louisiana's Old State Capitol, a Gothic architectural treasure, stands high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge. Today, the building stands as a testament to bold, inspired leadership and active citizenship. In 1847, Baton Rouge lured Louisiana's capital away from the city of New Orleans with the donation of a plot of land high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. Architect Jame The Capitol around 1890s Harrison Dakin (1806-1852), a New York native with a thriving practice in New Orleans, was retained to design the new capitol building.

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Reviewed by
Craig Single

  • 34 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
June 28, 2017
Rated 5.0

Glad we made this impromptu visit. Beautiful dome and old chambers. Best thing about it - it's free!

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Reviewed by
stephaniemarie11

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 22, 2019
Rated 5.0

Great place to visit! I highly recommend!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
stutzmyron

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 15, 2015
Rated 5.0

By far the coolest Capitol yet!!! Awesome stained glass windows and ceiling!! People there are very nice thanks for the fun!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kirby Wolff

  • 9 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 07, 2019
Rated 2.0

Didn't really get to see much of it because of the ridiculous amount of construction around it.

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TiffanyGr

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 26, 2016
Rated 3.0

Sadly it was closed!

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Reviewed by
teresa.b.woodside

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  • 27 Reviews
  • 20 Helpful
October 24, 2014
Rated 3.0

Beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. If your in the area it's a beautiful place to tour.

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Old State Capitol

100 North Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
70802 USA

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Closed Now
  • Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wifi
  • Street Parking
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