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Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge is now a museum.

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Old State Capitol

State Library of Louisiana

The Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, date unknown.

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge is one of the state’s most unique buildings. Inspired by the design of European castles, the building was where elected representatives from across Louisiana worked together to create laws and solve problems. The building was built more than 150 years ago when the state capitol moved from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. In 1932 Louisiana’s state government moved again, from the Old State Capitol into the New State Capitol, a much bigger, more modern building. The Old State Capitol is now home to the Museum of Political History.