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Adjacent to the State Capitol, 900 State Capitol Drive,
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Property Description

Built in 1838, the Old Arsenal Poweder Magazine is located on the grounds of the Louisiana State Capitol. It was an important military post, used several times during conflicts in the development of the southwest, the Mexican war and Civil War. Later, the Arsenal building was part of the first campus of Louisiana State University. The museum's exhibits explain the use of gunpowder and cannons to defend the site. 


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Old Arsenal Museum
Old Arsenal Museum
  • Historical Museum
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
General Information
  • Dates closed: Mondays, Sundays and state holidays
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
  • Reservations Suggested
Rate Information
  • Free Admission
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages