Museums in Louisiana

Museums in Louisiana

Louisiana's museums offer a deep look into the stories, history, creative talent and engineering that have all shaped Louisiana to be what she is today.

The Bayou State treasures its long history and values the ongoing artistic contributions of its many talented citizens and keeps them preserved and on display. The result is an abundance of museums in every corner of the state including–but not limited to–nine State Museums, galleries and historic structures that preserve and exhibit the state's most valued assets for anyone who chooses to see them. 

Explore the expected and unexpected aspects of Louisiana's culture and heritage including cotton, trains, voodoo, Mardi Gras, lighthouses, dolls, boat building, military history, African American history, art and a whole lot more!


Take A Look Inside Louisiana's Museums

National WWII Museum

Get a glimpse of the museum that tells the American story of WWII. The museum is located at 945 Magazine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Centenary State Historic Site

Visit the original campus of Centenary College in Jackson, Louisiana. The campus was restored as a Louisiana State Historic Site.

New Orleans Jazz Museum

The old New Orleans Mint is now the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The Louisiana State Museum is located at 400 Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans.

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens

DId you know Coca-Cola was first bottled in Monroe, Louisiana? Learn about that and more on a visit to the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens.

The Presbytère

Welcome to one of the most historic buildings in the French Quarter. The Presbytère is located next to St. Louis Cathedral, overlooking Jackson Square. This Louisiana State Museum features revolving exhibitions along with permanent Mardi Gras artifacts. Add 751 Chartres Street in New Orleans as a must-visit on your itinerary!

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

Curious about New Orleans' voodoo history and culture? The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum will educate and entertain you in their location at 724 Dumaine Street.

LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts

Planning a trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana's Capital City? Stop by one of the first "green" buildings in the Red Stick–The Shaw Center for the Arts–and experience the LSU Museum of Art! The museum is located in the heart of the city at 100 Lafayette Street.

Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site

Step back into time and learn about the historic significance of the Bayou Teche area in St. Martinville, Louisiana. This Louisiana State Historic Site is the oldest in the Louisiana State Parks collection.

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