Louisiana Old State Capitol – Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Atlas Obscura

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana Old State Capitol

A 19th-century Gothic, castle-like statehouse by the Mississippi River. 

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Built from 1847 to 1852, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol is a Gothic, castle-like statehouse located in the downtown of Baton Rouge near the Mississippi River. It now operates as the Museum of Political History. 

The 165-year-old statehouse is an architectural treasure and a National Historic Landmark in downtown Baton Rouge.

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This is a free museum open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

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