The former residence of Governor Huey P. Long, the Old Governor’s Mansion is a fantastic piece of antediluvian architecture. Step back in time, as you discover the rooms and halls, on a one-hour guided tour through the magnificent house. A spiral staircase greets visitors in the foyer. The influence of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is apparent by the many parallels between the two floor plans. If you find yourself in the capital city, stop by The Mansion, and explore this treasured piece of Louisiana’s history.
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm (Tue – Fri)
Watch Out For: The Lagniappe Tours
Address & Telephone: Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 387 2464
Of all the historical architecture in and around Baton Rouge, the Old State Capitol building may be the most unique. A Gothic design, with brilliant stained-glass windows, the magnificent structure resembles a medieval castle. Today, the building which has stood for more than 165 years serves as a museum to educate people on the political history of Louisiana. Stand on the steps of this ecclesiastical vestige, perched atop a grassy knoll on the bank of the Mississippi, and take in the ambiance of this unforgettable, picturesque scene.
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm (Tue – Fri), 9am – 3pm (Sat)
Watch Out For: The ghost of Sarah Morgan
Address & Telephone: Louisiana Old State Capitol, 100 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 342 0500, toll free +1 800 488 2968