New State Capitol Baton Rouge

What began as the dream of one man - Governor Huey P. Long - became a symbol of pride, history and the spirit of Louisiana people. As the tallest capitol in the United States, the Louisiana State Capitol building is 450 feet high with 34 floors. It was completed after only 14 months in 1932 and stands on a 27-acre tract.

Tremendous symbolism is evident throughout the inside and outside design of the building, including the Hall and the Senate and House Chambers. The Observation Deck on the 27th floor overlooks the city of Baton Rouge at a height of 350 feet, and the views of the gardens are spectacular. In 1935, the building that Long built was also the site of his assassination. Senator Long is buried on the grounds and his statue faces the Capitol.

Book a guided tour of the New State Capitol and enjoy the rich history and stories provided by an experienced guide!

  • 900 North Third Street
  • (225) 342-7317

Experience Louisiana's history and grandeur at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. As the tallest capitol building in the United States, this architectural marvel stands proudly at 450 feet, offering breathtaking panoramic views from its observation deck. With its…

  • State Capitol
  • (225) 342-5914

Located on the 27th floor of the Louisiana State Capitol, provides a spectacular panoramic view of the Mississippi River and the Capital cityscape. The gift shop offers great Louisiana and Baton Rouge souvenirs, and a perfect place to look for a unique Louisiana gift.

Tours near the State Capitol

  • No Physical Address
  • (225) 772-7253 (SALE)

The best Baton Rouge City Tours and Baton Rouge Food Tours are right here! Comfortably ride in our air-conditioned mini bus while enjoying an exploration of both the mind and the tastebuds! Don't WALK in the relentless heat, pounding rain, or cold. This is so much easier than to…

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