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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

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Trisha

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January 10, 2020
Rated 5.0

Gorgeous little building, worth it for the stained glass dome in the interior. The video about the history is also worth the watch if you have time.

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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
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December 26, 2016
Rated 3.0

Sadly it was closed!

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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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Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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