Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation: New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center

8001 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124
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Come visit a historical  lighthouse. Experience how the history of a light, a lake and a coast has blended together. Hear about the women lightkeepers and the role Lake Pontchartrain played in the city's founding. Learn about the successes for Lake Pontchartrain and the challenges of the coast.

The lighthouse is19 feet above sea-level. The museum can be accessed either by stairs or elevator "lift". The balcony allows the visitor to get a panoramic view of the New Orleans south shore lakefront.


From I-10, take West End Blvd exit and go north, crossing Robert E Lee Blvd. Lighthouse will be ahead on left. From I-610, exit Canal Blvd, go north to Lakeshore Dr., then left for 1/3 mile. Lighthouse will be on the right at curve. Park across the street.