Old Arsenal Museum

Type: History Museums, Museums

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Constructed in 1838, this museum was originally a powder magazine, used to store ammunition in Louisiana's early days. Set along the Mississippi, it was an important structure for the protection of the early settlement. It was even captured by Union forces during the Civil War. Escaping demolition several times, the arsenal was finally rescued in the 20th century and transformed into a museum. Inside its walls, visitors can browse displays on the city's military history under Spanish, French, and American control.


900 State Capitol Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

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