The Capitol Park Museum features thematic exhibits on the diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture. The museum includes two permanent exhibitions, entitled Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation, and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America.
Topics range from the Louisiana Purchase to Sportsmen's Paradise to Mardi Gras traditions throughout the state. Artifacts include a 48 foot wooden shrimp trawler, a Civil War submarine, a record breaking Marlin, a Krewe of lawnmowers, a New Orleans Lucky Dog cart and musical artifacts from Fats Domino, Buddy Guy, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Aaron Neville and much more.
The Capitol Park Museum provides a variety of programming for individuals and families including the Lunchtime Lagniappe Lecture Series and Seasonal Walking Tours. For programming information and updates, please check our calendar. Click here for the Calendar of Events.
School and group tours are also available; please call 225-342-5414 for more information or to schedule a tour. Enhanced curriculum guides are available for 3rd and 8th grade tours. Click here for more information about Capitol Park Museum Educational Programs for students and teachers.
The Capitol Park Museum is also available for event rentals, during business and evening hours. Host your next reception, meeting, party, or lecture at this unique facility! Please call 225-219-0726 for more information. Click here for an informative PDF about Capitol Park Museum event rentals.