State Capitol Welcome Center

On a clear day you really can see a lot of Louisiana from the top of the Capitol Tower!
Free Admission!

900 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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30.4570821, -91.1895541

From the North: take I-110 South; take the Capitol Access/DOTD exit, follow Capitol Lake Drive, with the lake to your right and Arsenal Park on your right. Drive behind the Capitol to North Third Street. Parking available on Spanish Town Road, south of the Capitol Park, or on the River Road lot. From the Sout\h, take I-10 West. Bear right at the I-10/I-110 split. Bear left; take left exit 1D to North Street. Turn right on Fourth Street. The State Capitol will be straight ahead. Turn left or right to park on Spanish Town Road. Or, turn right at North Third Street, left on State Capitol Drive to North River Road to access parking in the lots next to the river.  Putting the address into your GPS device will send you to the North Third Street side of the building.

(225) 342-7317


Hours of Operation:
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
  • Closed for New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Amenities During Business Hours:
  • Observation Deck - 7 Days a Week, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • “The Shop at the Top” gift shop - 7 Days a Week, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
  • Guided tours - Contact Staff for Availability
  • Louisiana Highway Maps
  • Local Attractions and Destinations brochures

Nearby Attractions:
  • Old State Capitol
  • Old Governor's Mansion
  • Capitol Park Museum
  • USS Kidd
  • Louisiana Art and Science Museum
  • Old Arsenal Museum
  • Native American mound
  • Magnolia Mound
  • Burden Museum and Gardens
  • LSU Museum of Art
  • Blue Bayou/Dixie Landing amusement parks.
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