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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Arsenal Museum

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1. Old Arsenal Museum Marker
Inscription. From 1810 to 1888, the area around the State Capitol was an extensive U.S. Army arsenal and supply depot. Today, the last remaining arsenal is a museum that features replicas of powder-filled casks, as well as interpretive information about 19th century Baton Rouge. A set of instructions on display warns soldiers to remove boots upon entry and never to roll casks: two acts believed to trigger accidental explosion. The 1838 building could hold 3,000 barrels of gun powder and has walls four feet thick.
 
Location. 30° 27.202′ N, 91° 11.238′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on North Fourth Street 0.1 miles north of North Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in front of State Library of Louisiana. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Vincent's Academy/Catholic High School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); LSU Former Campus (about 400 feet away); The Former Baptismal Fount (about 600 feet away); Zachary Taylor (about 600 feet away); Spanish Town (about
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700 feet away); St. Joseph Cathedral (about 700 feet away); Pentagon Barracks (about 700 feet away); Gras-Devall Plaza (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Arsenal Museum. Louisiana Travel (Submitted on September 23, 2016.) 

2. Old Arsenal Museum. Louisiana Department of State (Submitted on September 23, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
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3. Old Arsenal Museum Marker
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4. Old Arsenal Museum
 
 
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