National Hansen's Disease Museum

Hand-cranked wheelchairs, as well as other medical and occupational therapy tools, created just for leprosy patients, on exhibit.
Hand-cranked wheelchairs, as well as other medical and occupational therapy tools, created just for leprosy patients, on exhibit.

Location

5445 Point Clair Road
Carville LA 70721

The National Hansen's Disease Museum is located on the grounds of what was the only national leprosarium. It stands as a monument to those who battled Hansen's Disease - researchers and health care professionals, as well as those who suffered from the affliction also known as leprosy. The museum's mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the medical and cultural artifacts of the Carville Historic District. Free and open to the public.

Amenities

General Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year-Round
Parking
  • Bus Parking
Tour Information
  • Customized Tours
  • Guided Tours
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Tours in French
Type of Museum
  • Historical Museum
  • Science Museum

Contact

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