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If walls could speak our walls would have much to say! Prominently located in downtown Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Old State Capitol is a standing testament to the resiliency of our state and its people.

Learn how this National Historic Landmark has withstood war, fire, abandonment and even a few fist fights. From the historic House Chamber where Louisiana seceded from the Union in 1861 to the impeachment proceedings of Gov. Huey P. Long in the Senate Chamber, this old Statehouse has seen it all. Discover the importance of voting and what it means to be a good citizen throughout our various interactive exhibits, learn more about our colorful past governors and don't forget to look up to marvel at the breathtaking stained glass dome!

We offer guided tours for groups Tuesday through Friday and free audio tours available in 4 different languages.

Old State Capitol Group Tours

Discover the history and mystery of Louisiana's iconic landmark!

Louisiana's Old State Capitol educates the public on Louisiana's rich history and the democratic process through exhibits, programming and the arts. The museum is dedicated to inspiring engaged citizenship, advancing the collection and preserving this National Historic Landmark. Prominently located in downtown Baton Rouge, we are a free museum open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.