Visit the Old State Capitol

Free Admissions

Open Today 10AM - 4PM

Museum Hours

Tuesday through Friday: 10a.m. to 4p.m.

Saturday 9a.m. to 3p.m.

Closed Sunday

Getting Here

Louisiana's Old State Capitol Museum
100 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

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Plan Your Visit

Experience our rich history.

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.

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, a Gothic architectural treasure, stands high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The old statehouse, which began construction in 1847, has withstood war, fire, scandal, bitter debate, abandonment, an occasional fistfight and a restoration. Today, the building stands as a testament to bold, inspired leadership and active citizenship.

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.

Statue square
Booking a Tour

Large Group? Request a Tour with us.

If you're planning to visit the building with a large group, please fill out the tour request form here. Tours may be requested Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Host an Event

Louisiana's Old State Capitol makes an elegant, memorable venue for special occasions and is the site of numerous private and community events.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about planning your visit? Visit this page for museum expectations, accessibility information, on-site accommodations and more.

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