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Louisiana Arts & Science Museum and Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

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Housed in a 1925 Illinois Central railroad station near the Old State Capitol, this idiosyncratic but high-quality collection brings...

Louisiana State Museum–Baton Rouge

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This museum showcases the history of Louisiana through two permanent exhibits. "Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation" situates...

Old Arsenal Museum

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Only one Revolutionary War battle was fought outside the 13 original colonies, and it was fought on the state capitol grounds. These...

Old Governor's Mansion

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This Georgian-style house was built for Gov. Huey P. Long in 1930, and eight other governors lived here thereafter until 1956. The story...

Old State Capitol

  • Government Building

When this turreted Gothic Victorian castle was constructed between 1847 and 1852, it was declared by some a masterpiece, by others a...

Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens

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Run by Louisiana State University, this outdoor teaching and research facility aims to represent the rural life of early Louisianans.

Shaw Center for the Arts

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This arts facility houses the Louisiana State University (LSU) Museum of Art, the LSU Museum Store, the Manship Theatre, Hartley/Vey...

State Capitol Building

  • Government Building

This building has housed the offices of the governor and the Legislature since 1932. It is a testament to the personal influence of legendary...

USS Kidd & Veterans Memorial Museum

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

This World War II survivor has been restored to its V-J Day configuration. A self-guided tour covers more than 50 inner spaces of the...