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"Old State Capitol - Center for..." Old State Capitol Tip by John_P_LSU

Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge: 8 reviews and 21 photos


Old State Capitol - Center for Political and Governmental History
Located high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, the Old State Capitol stands today as a monument ot the past. Completed in 1849, the building housed the Louisiana Legislature until Union forces captured the city in 1862. That winter a fire gutted the interior of the structure. In 1879, the capitol was returned to Baton Rouge and reconstruction of the building was begun. The Legislature returned in 1882 and remained until 1932 when the new capitol was completed. Now restored to its original grandeur, the Old State Capitol is the state's archives for film and video. It houses both traditional and state-of-the-art interactive exhibts and a multi-media film presentation.

Address: 100 North Blvd. (at River Road)
othercontact: (225) 342-0500
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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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