Baton Rouge - explore the Louisiana Old State Capitol
As a result of a power play, way back in 1846, the State Capital moved from New Orleans to Barton Rouge, near to the Mississippi River. The result was the building of one of the most exotic, state capital buildings in the United States. The building is reminiscent of a medieval, gothic castle, complete with stained glass windows and a stunning glass dome in the roof. It was renovated and restored in the 1990s and is now home to the Museum of Political History, which contains some fascinating, historical exhibits.