Capitol Attractions, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

You can’t miss Louisiana’s Old State Capitol building in Baton Rouge. The Gothic structure sits on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. it’s hard to miss the USS Kidd, too. The World War II destroyer is docked on the river, at Louisiana Memorial Plaza.

Begin a journey through rural Louisiana history at LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens. It features more than 25 historic buildings, including a split cypress barn, slave cabins, and country church. From there, it’s a choice of weather to first drive north to visit historic St. Francisville, or south to explore the River Road Plantations.

The Stockade Bed and Breakfast in Baton Rouge will provide a comfortable and elegant place to stay during your trip to Baton Rouge. It offers five spacious guestrooms with private baths and one suite, conveniently located 4 miles from LSU on historic Highland Road. The Stockade Bed and Breakfast is named after the Union stockade that occupied the site during the Civil War. Enjoy a full Southern breakfast.