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900 N. Third St.,
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Property Description

Built in the early 1930s by the dynamic political leader Huey Long, the Louisiana State Capitol has outstanding artwork and an incredible view of the city from an observation platform at the top. It stands as the tallest state capitol building in the United States. In August 1967, the Capitol steps witnessed the dramatic ending of the Bogalusa to Baton Rouge March, led by Civil Rights leader A. Z. Young. The march, heavily protected by National Guardsmen and State Police, had been organized to protest ongoing racial injustice in the state.


From I-110 N use Exit 1E and proceed to State Capitol.

  • National Register of Historic Places
General Information
  • Open Year-Round