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One of nine Louisiana State Museum, the Capitol Park Museum delves into the cultural, industrial, political and economic history of Louisiana. It features two permanent exhibits: Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation, and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America. Exhibits explore several topics, including the impact of slavery on the state and the subsequent periods of emancipation, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights movement. Other exhibits explore the state's musical heritage and influence on the rest of the country. Many musical instruments owned by famous artists, including Louis Armstrong, are displayed here. Other highlights on display are the 48-foot shrimp trawler, a two-row sugar cane harvester, an oil well head, a Civil War submarine, and artifacts from steamboats.


  • Capitol Park Museum
Homepage. Louisiana State Museums: Capitol Park Museum. Accessed December 27, 2016. http://www.louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/capitol-park-museum/