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Experience the Past in Baton Rouge

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Nestled on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is emblematic of the rich history and vibrant culture of Louisiana. As the state’s capital, it offers an unmatched and equally unforgettable backdrop for meetings and events of all shapes and sizes – boasting amenities and an experience unlike anywhere else.

A Brief History

Baton Rouge’s story began centuries ago when it was founded in 1699. Its eclectic and unique mixture of cultural influences is a large part of what shaped it into the city it is today. From its native american roots to the French and Spanish influences of former ruling nations, our city’s incredible history can be felt in the architecture of our buildings, the flavors of our food, and the pride of our people.

Experience the Past Today

Baton Rouge offers several museums and exhibits that give a glimpse into the incredible stories that shaped this city, as well as our state and nation as a whole. One of the most iconic structures that adorn the skyline is Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. This gothic, architectural masterpiece sits downtown, just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city center and several of Baton Rouge’s best shops and restaurants. It’s filled with mementos and memories (as well as a ghost or two) from its time as the seat of government during the Civil War.

Another unmissable adventure is to explore the Baton Rouge Black History Trail. The challenges, hardships, and triumphs of this community played a vital role in shaping the history and culture of our city. Several of these moments are recognized with historical trail markers across the city and a part of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, denoting the national importance of the actions taken right here in Baton Rouge. From the Old State Capitol to several spots on

Southern University’s campus, these stops help paint the picture of what Black Americans have overcome and lead you on a journey through Baton Rouge.

Planning Your Trip

As your group decides to explore Baton Rouge, there’s so much more to explore to get a picture of Louisiana’s Capital City and its history. From the flavors of the food to the sounds of local talent spilling out of listening rooms across the city, the only real way to understand the history, culture and people of a place like Baton Rouge is to get down here and explore it for yourself.

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