The Old State Capitol Gift Shop is a great place to pick up something to help you remember your visit to the castle or surprise someone with a Louisiana-themed gift. The gift shop is operated by the Old State Capitol Foundation, and the proceeds are used to support the museum. The Foundation provides critical funding for traveling exhibits and educational programs.
Louisiana's Old State Capitol educates the public on the state's rich history and the democratic process through exhibits, programming and the arts. The museum is dedicated to inspiring engaged citizenship, advancing the collection and preserving this National Historic Landmark.
We believe everyone should be engaged in the democratic process - from children in school to voting-age adults. "We the people" is more than a phrase at the Old State Capitol. We live our mission every day by educating people about our role in shaping the state - and nation. Many people think of "politics" and "government" as things to avoid. The truth is that everything you do in a day will be touched in some way by government; the air your breathe, the water you drink, the roads on which you drive.