See the new “Carrying on the Dream” exhibit at the Capitol Park Museum honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and featuring the hearse that carried the civil rights leader to his final resting place following his assassination. Read more about the exhibit.
A 69,000 square foot facility features thematic exhibits on the diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry, and culture. The Capitol Park Museum, a Louisiana State Museum located in Baton Rouge's houses two permanent exhibits, entitled Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America. Both highlight those aspects of Louisiana's history that are nationally significant, as well as those aspects of the state's culture that are unique. A large gallery also houses changing or traveling exhibitions. School and group tours available. Also available for reception, meeting, party, and lecture event rentals during business and evening hours.