Pentagon Barracks

4.7202 Votes
  • Address: River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, USA, United States
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Military Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids

The Pentagon Barracks of East Baton Rouge Parish has a strong and long history. It has been won and lost by the varied countries- French, Spanish and British and beholds many stories of those times. At one time, it was even used as a military post where many famous personalities have visited. Although a lot of renovation and changes has been done in this barrack since its establishment, it was in the mid-18th century, in 1825, when the final barracks were built as a means to serve the southwestern United States. Initially, the place had five buildings arranged in a pentagon-shaped pattern for the boarding of soldiers. It is from there the place got its name. Also known as Old United States Barracks, the barracks lies close to the State Capitol Drive and is very much recommended for tourists. Ensure to come at least once in your Baton Rouge trip!

How to Reach Pentagon Barracks

  • Bus Station- 3rd St @ State Capitol Dr- N

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  • Pentagon Barracks Address: River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, USA, United States
  • Time required to visit Pentagon Barracks: 02:00 Hrs
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Pentagon Barracks Reviews & Ratings

  • Very interesting part of our history.

  • This is just one part of the deep American history that can be going in Baton Rouge. We really enjoyed our visit.

  • Part of the historical Louisiana govt complex. Still used today

  • A hidden gem near the Lousiana State Capitol. Lots of history.

  • Lots of history here. Its right across from the State Capitol. Previous location of LSU!

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