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Old Arsenal Museum

  • 900 Capitol Lake Dr.
  • Baton Rouge

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Only one Revolutionary War battle was fought outside the 13 original colonies, and it was fought on the state capitol grounds. These days the grounds are pleasantly landscaped, but this restored heavy-duty powder magazine, set atop a knoll beneath the towering state capitol, recalls the spot's role in the war. The museum inside has informational exhibits held in powder kegs that open and light up and displays on Louisiana's Native American history.

Sight Information


900 Capitol Lake Dr., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70802, United States



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. 9–4

Updated 04/10/2014


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