Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Huey Long Death Gun, Speechifying Statue

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Old State Capitol

Address:
100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
Directions:
Old State Capitol. I-110 exit onto North Blvd, then east to the river. About a mile south of the current Capitol building. On the first floor.
Hours:
T-Sa 9-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
225-342-0500
Admission:
Free
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Speechifying. Huey Long Death Gun, Speechifying Statue
A statue of the Kingfish treats visitors to some down-home speechifyin' as his shadow moves. Includes displays about Long's assassination, including the gun of the guy who (supposedly) killed him. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/07/2014]

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Speechifying Huey Long Statue

There has been a change in schedule: the capital is no longer open every Sunday, just the first Sunday of the month. Also, the Ghost of the Castle feature is wonderful!

[Terri, 06/12/2011]

"Ghost of the Castle" is an "immersive" 12-minute film about the construction of the Old Louisiana State Capitol, as told by the ghost of Confederate girl Sarah Morgan.

Huey Long statue. Huey Long Statue

On on the first floor of the Old State Capitol, the Huey Long brass statue does not move, however the "shadow" of Long moves in unison with the speech being given. The Old State Capitol Museum Of Political History is also a free museum, no charge.

[cajunZ28, 01/04/2011]
Animatronic Huey Long

So sorry to say, but the Animatronic Huey Long has been retired. There are some great new exhibits at the Old State Capitol and a large Huey statue.

[Terri, 11/25/2010]
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