Museums in New Orleans Louisiana


Places that are rich in history and creative talent—and are also preservation-minded—are bound to have many sites that display these attritubes for all to see. Louisiana is such a place. The state treasures its long history and values the ongoing artistic contributions of its many talented citizens. The result is an abundance of museums, galleries and historic structures that preserve and exhibit the state's most valued assets for anyone who chooses to see them.

New Orleans

No city in North America can compete with New Orleans when it comes to culture, food, historic architecture, joie de vivre and tourism options.

The Crescent City has suffered plagues, wars, imperial regime changes and devastating floods. Yet, it always wakes up with a smile on its face. This may be because its inhabitants step to an easy beat first laid down three centuries ago. Moving at this relaxed pace, visitors are delighted by the French Creole elegance of the Vieux Carre (French Quarter) or the opulence discovered in a streetcar ride through the Garden District and Uptown.

Anytime of year find live music, amazing Creole and Cajun cuisine, fresh seafood, farmers markets, shopping, nightlife and more.  During Mardi Gras season, the city becomes the world’s center. Downtown transforms into an adult playground, while parades in residential areas provide children thrilling entertainment. Each spring, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival moves the focus to the charming Gentilly area and the Fair Grounds Race Course. But no matter the time of year, New Orleans' calendar overflows in celebration.

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Museums in New Orleans Louisiana

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    City: New Orleans
    945 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    The National WWII Museum, an expansive campus of exhibition pavilions exploring the war that changed the world. The epic conflict brought to life with powerful personal stories, the 4-D  "Beyond...
    City: New Orleans
    823 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70116
    Antique and rare absinthe accoutrement, absinthe documents, art, history and preparation videos! Founded  in 2008 by New Orleanians, Cary René Bonnecaze and B. Raymond Bordelon, the...
    City: New Orleans
    929 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    Oldest museum in Louisiana, second largest Confederate collection in the nation. Civil War memorabilia on exhibit includes flags, uniforms, weapons, medical instruments and personal effects of...
    City: New Orleans
    600 St. Peter Street New Orleans, LA 70116
    Built in 1839, the Arsenal stands adjacent to the Cabildo on the site of the old Spanish Arsenal built in 1762. Designed by James Dakin, the building is an example of Greek Revival style. It housed...
    City: New Orleans
    1380 Port of New Orleans Place New Orleans, LA 70130
    Mardi Gras is the city’s oldest tradition, and there is only one place where everyday is Mardi Gras. Walk among towering figures of fantasy. Marvel at the skill and technology that animate m...
    City: New Orleans
    537 S. Peters St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    The American Italian Cultural Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, preserves the American Italian culture by offering Italian language courses, concerts, events and trips to Italy as well as promote...
    City: New Orleans
    1 Poydras St., Ste. 169 New Orleans, LA 70130
    It is only fitting that a city obessed with food would have its own culinary museum. Dedicated to "the discovery, understanding, and celebration of food, drink, and culture of the South," SoFAB...
    City: New Orleans
    1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park New Orleans, LA 70124
    The New Orleans Museum of Art, founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, houses more than 30,000 objects encompassing 4,000 years of world art. Works from the permanent collection, along with continuously...
    City: New Orleans
    925 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of American Southern art in the world! The collection includes artworks from 15 Southern States and spans...
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