Old State Capital, Baton Rouge

Old State Capital, Baton Rouge (must see)

The Louisiana's Old State Capitol is a building that housed the Louisiana State Legislature from the mid-19th century until the current capitol tower building was constructed in 1929.

It is built both to look like and function like a castle and has led some locals to call it the Louisiana Castle, the Castle of Baton Rouge, the Castle on the River or the Museum of Political History, though most people just call it the old capitol building. When someone says "Old State Capitol" in Louisiana they are probably talking about this building and not the two towns that were formerly the capital city; New Orleans and Donaldsonville.

Opening hours: Tuesday- Friday: 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday 9 am - 3 pm.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Old State Capital on Map

Sight Name: Old State Capital
Sight Location: Baton Rouge, USA (See walking tours in Baton Rouge)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Create Your Own Walk in Baton Rouge

Create Your Own Walk in Baton Rouge

Creating your own self-guided walk in Baton Rouge is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Baton Rouge Introduction Walking Tour

Baton Rouge Introduction Walking Tour

Baton Rouge is a city with a rather unique architecture, vividly displaying traces of two major influences, Spanish and French. Alongside the notable buildings waiting to be explored in downtown Baton Rouge there are quite a few other attractions not to be missed, too. To find out exactly which, follow this orientation walk and make the most of your time in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Museums and Galleries Tour

Museums and Galleries Tour

Baton Rouge is a beautiful and attractive city where there are many attractions to visit. It has numerous museums and galleries with different pieces of art, entire collections of modern or old art objects, artifacts, diverse documents of great historical and cultural importance, maps, paintings, jewelry and pieces of furniture. All these attractions must be admired by visitors of this city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles