Holidays Hours: CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, 11/28. We will reopen Friday, 11/29 at 10 a.m.
Cyclical Maintenance begins Saturday, December 21 - January 20, 2020. We will reopen to the public Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

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Our history, current events & exhibits, and more.

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Overview

Explore a landmark unlike any other.

From its stunning stained glass dome to its unique architecture, the Old State Capitol offers visitors a chance to explore a place unlike any other. From how Baton Rouge became the capitol to the governor's portrait gallery and an exploration of the legacy of Huey Long, our exhibits offer visitors a chance to learn more about our state.

To help you plan your visit, browse through our permanent exhibits as well as special programs. For teachers, we have education-based activities and resources for each grade level.

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History of Louisiana's Old State Capitol

Our 165-year-old statehouse has withstood war, fire, scandal, bitter debate, abandonment and an occasional fistfight. Today, the building stands as a testament to bold, inspired leadership and active citizenship.

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For Educators

Find lesson plans for current exhibits, Research information, valuable K-12 education resources and more in this section.