The Old State Capitol is one of Louisiana’s most historic places. It has withstood war, fire, legislative fist fights and abandonment. Today, it stands as a testament to the resiliency of the Louisiana people. The Gothic architecture draws people who want to know how a “castle” ended up on the banks of the Mississippi River. The museum showcases our rich political history and challenges people to be engaged. This museum is as much about the future as it is about the past.