Baton Rouge is a city full of life, activities and amenities. It features some of the hottest spots in Louisiana including recreational facilities, museums, topnotch restaurants, to mention a few. Baton Rouge is remarkable for its awesome attractions such as the myrtles plantation, bluebonnet swamp nature center, St. Joseph’s cathedral, Louisiana art museum and many others. Tourists and visitors find Baton Rouge a delightsome place to visit owing to its features. Here are some quick facts about this awesome city.
A few facts about Baton Rouge
- The Indian Mounds located in the LSU campus is one of the oldest structures in the world. The two moulds are over 6000 years old; older than the Egyptian pyramid
- Baton Rouge is a home to so many athletes, entertainers and celebrities. These include the guitarist and American Idol judge Randy Jackson as well as Shane West, Lil Boosie, Lolo Jones and so forth.
- In 1953, the first successful Civil Rights bus boycott occurred in Baton Rouge. This bus boycott was pivotal in orchestrating desegregation and civil rights protests.
- Baton Rouge is a home to the 1849 U.S president, Zachary Taylor. His house was situated at 727 Lafayette St. at the epicenter of Baton Rouge downtown, a stone throw from the state capitol.
- The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is located in railroad station in Baton Rouge. The building was previously a historic railroad depot.
- Louisiana has the tallest state capitol in the United States. The Louisiana Capitol is located in Baton Rouge and it stands at 34 stories and 450 feet tall.
- The Port Hudson Civil War battle was the longest siege that has ever occurred in the United States. The siege lasted for seven weeks and only stopped when the Confederates learnt that Vicksburg has fallen.
- The only American Revolution battle fought outside the shores of the 13 colonies was the Battle of Baton Rouge. The battle which took place on September 21, 1779 lasted for three hours.
- The Houmas House and Garden, a very important tourist attraction feature in Baton Rouge was owned by Houmas but sold to Maurice Conway and later to Alexander Latil
- Baton Rouge is home of Geaux Maids and it’s professional cleaning services.