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Address: Adjacent to the State Capitol 900 State Capital Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
Phone Number:
+1 225-342-0401
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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free for all

Situated near the State Capital and in a park, it's free for all. Go in the spring when flowers are blooming.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
Yuxian W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Interesting little museum. Self guided walking tour of the inside of this early 1800's military arsenal building. Great curator, very knowledgeable. Free to visit which is nice. Great stop while walking the grounds of the State Capitol. A true gem probably overlooked by many.

Thank P G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Situated near the State Capital and in a park, it's free for all. Go in the spring when flowers are blooming.

Thank Yuxian W
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My adult son and I found the history here very interesting and enjoyed looking around. The caretaker is very informative, and gave us the history of the place. We enjoyed it more than the Grands (ages 8 & 12), who did a quick run thru then were ready to go to the next thing. The walk around the area leading... More 

1 Thank zstargazer
Stroud, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was wondering what I was looking at from the capitol, and this place really impressed me. For so much to have been destroyed from so long ago, I was gratified to see that it was still standing and being honored by the citizens of Louisiana.

Thank davidball2015
Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We have been trying to go there for the past year, and finally we were able to see it. Every time we went it was closed. We loved it! We are history buffs and enjoyed the historical significance of it.

Thank Ayla M
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We just happened upon the museum as we walked the grounds of the capital building. The museum is free an is well done with signage on each exhibit. I knew nothing about what a powder magazine was and was surprised at all the thought put in to protecting the gun powder.

1 Thank Jim S
Houston, Texas
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345 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

An interesting civil war stop when touring Baton Rouge. This free exhibit was attended by a very friendly and helpful retired school teacher. We enjoyed our brief visit.

1 Thank BevoBurn96
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We stopped here while visiting the Louisiana Capitaol Park. The museum is small, but the docent we encountered was well-informed and responsive to our interest. It added to our enjoyment of Baton Rouge.

Thank Nancy W
Lancashire, England
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112 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a very small, single room building, filled with (imitation) powder kegs and a handful of small exhibits. The building is actually more interesting from the outside and, because it's right next to the Louisiana State Capitol, it's worth taking the short walk through the grounds to take a look. Don't expect too much though.

1 Thank APete
Petersburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

my husband can't pass a military museum. I went in to drag him out, of course he wasn't ready. I looked around a little. The dossen was very friendly & somehow we got on the subject of how Huey Long was killed in the Capitol building, it was actually an interesting discussion. Would consider doing some reading on the topic.

1 Thank JudyM23692

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