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Museums
 

New Orleans Museums

Browse over 45 New Orleans museums and discover a world of fine art, history, culture, Mardi Gras, military, and nature museums.

Below is a comprehensive list of top New Orleans museums throughout the city.

 
New Orleans Museums
The 1850 House
523 St. Ann St., Lower Pontalba Bldg., Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 524-9118, (800) 568-6968
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Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: Faithfully furnished with domestic goods, decorative arts and art of the period, the 1850 House depicts middle class family life during the most prosperous period in New Orleans' history.
American Italian Cultural Center
537 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-7294
www.americanitalianculturalcenter.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Research Facility

Description: The American Italian Cultural Center in the heart of downtown New Orleans is a repository of priceless information and memorabilia celebrating the contributions of the sons and daughters of Italy to the city’s cultural life.
Amistad Research Center
6823 St. Charles Ave., Tilton Memorial Hall,Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 862-3222
www.amistadresearchcenter.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Research Facility

Description: Located on the beautiful campus of Tulane University in uptown New Orleans, the Amistad Research Center houses the country's largest collection of manuscripts about African Americans, race relations and civil rights. This center is the focal point of research by historians, nonfiction authors, novelists and those pursuing information about their family's history.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 569-9070
www.ashecac.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Aiming to revive and reclaim a historically-significant corridor of in Central City, Ashé Cultural Arts Center is a gathering place for emerging and established artists to create and present their works.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629, (800) 774-7394
www.auduboninstitute.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Aquarium

Description: Discover a world filled with 15,000 water-loving creatures, like graceful seahorses, neon-colored frogs and jaunty penguins. Come face to face with a white alligator. Pet a baby shark. And feel like an undersea explorer as you walk through the 30-foot-long Caribbean Reef tunnel. With so much to explore, you could spend all day at this amazing, state-of-the-art museum.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
423 Canal St., Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629, (800) 774-7394
www.auduboninstitute.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Dedicated to over 900,000 species of insects and their relatives, the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium gives you a glimpse into the beautiful, exciting world of these curious creatures. Inside you’ll find a Hall of Fame showcasing amazing specimens, a recreated swamp habitat, a café with insect-themed fare, and a Japanese garden with free-flying butterflies. Bring your camera for incredible photo-ops in this interactive, 23,000-square-foot space.
The Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629, (800) 774-7394
www.auduboninstitute.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Zoo

Description: Audubon Zoo is a New Orleans landmark and a living museum filled with some of the rarest and most beautiful creatures of nature. There have been animals at this site since the 1884 World Exposition in Audubon Park. Today, Audubon Zoo is 58 acres of animals in their natural habitats. The Zoo consistently ranks among this country's best.
The Backstreet Cultural Museum
1116 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-4806
www.backstreetmuseum.org

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: At The Backstreet Cultural Museum, visitors can find an amazing assortment of memorabilia indigenous to Mardi Gras, jazz funerals and other traditions found only in New Orleans. The museum houses the city’s largest collection of brilliantly colored and elaborately designed Mardi Gras Indian costumes hand made by local artisans costing upwards of $10,000 a piece. In this simple setting, the museum also houses an enormous collection of still photos and video footage of Mardi Gras Indians, jazz funerals and second lines.
Beauregard-Keyes House
1113 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 523-7257
www.bkhouse.org

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant (P.G.T.) Beauregard was a New Orleans native who ordered the first shots of the Civil War fired on Fort Sumter, South Carolina in April 1861. Frances Parkinson Keyes was a noted author of more than fifty books and short story collections. Built in 1826, the Chartres Street house they lived in at separate times nearly a century apart bears both of their names and is today a French Quarter landmark.
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 488-2631
www.noma.org

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Garden

Description: With over 50 priceless sculptures set on five acres, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden is a true New Orleans treasure. Located next to the magnificent New Orleans Museum of Art, this outdoor space includes modern and contemporary pieces meant to inspire art lovers of all kinds. Take your time wandering the grounds and soaking in the beautiful scenery - there's something to delight you at every turn.
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Pl., New Orleans, LA 70114 [Map It]
(504) 361-7821, (800) 362-8213
www.mardigrasworld.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: See another side of Mardi Gras at this museum that also serves as the largest float-building facility in the world. Guided tours give a history of the festival, from the mule-drawn carriages of the past to the sophisticated mega-floats of today. Along the way you'll see colorful floats and costumes in all their splendor, plus get to sample Mardi Gras treats like king cake and coffee.
The Botanical Gardens
1 Palm Terrace, City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 483-9386
www.neworleanscitypark.com

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Garden

Description: The New Orleans Botanical Garden at City Park offers a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Nature lovers of all ages wander around the lush foliage, play in the open gardens or relax near the tranquil fountains. Surrounded by the nation’s largest collection of mature live oaks, patrons enjoy a sensual walk past 2,000 varieties of plants. Most of the vegetation is native to Louisiana, but there are many other more exotic species.
The Cabildo
701 Chartres St., Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 568-6968, (800) 568-6968
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Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Site, Historic Building

Description: The Cabildo is one of the most historically significant buildings in America. Built between 1795 and 1799 to replace a structure that burned in the 1794 fire, the Cabildo served as the seat of government in New Orleans during the Spanish colonial period and is the location where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803.
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 528-3805
www.cacno.org

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Theatre (Performance)

Description: Since 1976, the CAC has led the transformation of NOLA's Warehouse District into the vibrant cultural hub it is today. Over 30,000 square feet (it is a warehouse, after all) hosts bold experiments in studio and performing arts of all kinds, with world-class exhibitions, shows, educational programs and celebrations happening year-round. Step inside and admire its award-winning architecture and airy, transformational space.
Degas House
2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 821-5009, (800) 755-6730
www.degashouse.com

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: The Degas House (circa 1852) invites your inquiries regarding overnight stays. Rooms & Suites with private baths, Creole breakfast and Tours of the House (the only home and studio, open to the public anywhere in the World, of the French Impressionist, Edgar Degas). Minutes to the French Quarter and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Destrehan Plantation
13034 River Rd., Destrehan, LA 70047 [Map It]
(985) 764-9315, (877) 453-2095
www.DestrehanPlantation.org

Neighborhood: Outside Metro Area
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home, Plantations

Description: Closest Plantation from N.O. Costumed tour guides, exhibits include an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson and Folk Art depicting the 1811 Slave Revolt. Period craft demonstrations daily.
Diboll Gallery at Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Ave., 4th floor of the Monroe Library-Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 861-5456
www.loyno.edu

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Located on the beautiful campus of Loyola University is a small museum dedicated to artifacts of Belgian Congo and other rotating exhibits. Visitors might find an exhibit of abstract art, pottery, prints, and graphics—all created by Loyola’s art students and faculty members.
Fort Pike
27100 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70129 [Map It]
(504) 662-5703, (888) 662-5703
www.lastateparks.com

Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: A State Historic Site within the Louisiana States Parks System, Fort Pike is one of the best-preserved of a chain of early 19th century coastal fortifications along the Gulf of Mexico between Pensacola, Florida and Barataria Bay, Louisiana.
Gallier House
1132 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-5661
www.hgghh.org

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: Among the most prominent architects of this glorious era were the Galliers – James and James, Jr. – father and son. Between the two of them they designed some of New Orleans’ most famous and recognizable landmarks. In 1857, at the height of their fame and prestige, the Galliers designed a home of their own in the 1100 block of Royal Street. It still stands today and Gallier House is one of the true architectural gems of the French Quarter.
Hermann Grima House
820 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 525-5661
www.hgghh.org

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: Located in the heart of the historic French Quarter is the Hermann-Grima House, thought to be the finest example of American architecture in the area. Built in 1831, this Federal mansion boasts the only stable and functional outdoor kitchen in the French Quarter. The mansion has been beautifully restored through historic research and archaeological studies, and accurately depicts the gracious lifestyle of a wealthy Creole family from 1830 to 1860.
Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 598-7100
www.hnoc.org

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home, Research Facility

Description: Founded in 1966 by General L. Kemper Williams and his wife Leila, the Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC) has a mission of preserving the French Quarter and New Orleans history. Its Royal Street Complex features seven architectural treasures.
House of Broel's Victorian Mansion & Doll House Museum
2220 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-2220, (800) 827-4325

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home
Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans
933 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 481-8593
www.icmnola.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Cultural Center

Description: Located on a historic French Quarter property the Irish Cultural Museum explores the over 200 year history of the Irish in New Orleans. The compelling saga is told through interactive kiosks, exhibits, genealogy resources and an award-winning documentary. Cultural events are scheduled throughout the year.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Laura C. Hudson Visitor Center
419 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 589-3882
www.nps.gov

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: The French Quarter retains much of its original character from the 18th and 19th centuries because it is among the oldest protected historic districts in the nation. The Laura C. Hudson Visitor Center on the eastern edge of the French Quarter features an extensive exhibition of the history and conflict that surrounded the founding and shaping of present-day New Orleans and the French Quarter. Life-sized murals transport the visitor into the swamps, rivers and bayous of southern Louisiana. Exhibits highlight the significance and importance of the Mississippi River to the city, alongside exhibits of native plants and wildlife. Interactive displays introduce guests to the beginnings of Louisiana food, folkways and festivals.
Le Musée de f.p.c.
2336 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 233-0384
www.lemuseedefpc.com

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Le Musee de f.p.c. is a historic house museum dedicated to educating visitors on the culture and history of free people of color in New Orleans. Free people of color, abbreviated f.p.c., is a term used to describe Blacks who were born free before the Civil War. New Orleans was home to the largest population of free people of color during the time. The museum is located in the historic neighborhood of Treme on Esplanade Avenue. Le Musee houses a collection of art pieces, furniture, and documents that represent the valuable history of free people of color in the city.
Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Rd., New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 488-5488
www.longuevue.com

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home, Garden

Description: Hidden among the trees off Metairie Road is this magnificent city estate. Classified as a National Historic Landmark, Longue Vue is one of the last true examples of the Country Era Place homes that marked affluence in the early 20th century. Both the interior and exterior are feasts for the eyes with meticulously designed rooms and eight acres of breathtaking gardens. Tour the grounds to experience the splendor for yourself.
Louisiana Children's Museum
420 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-1357
www.lcm.org

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Learning is fun for everyone at this top-rated destination for children and families. Discover more than 30,000 square feet of hands-on, interactive exhibits that engage kids as they explore art, music, science, math, health, and role-playing environments. From stepping inside a giant bubble to making groceries inside a pint-sized store, there's so much to see and do!
Louisiana's Civil War Museum
929 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-4522
www.confederatemuseum.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Louisiana’s Civil War Museum is one of the largest repositories of Confederacy-related artifacts and memorabilia in the United States, in addition to being the oldest continuously operating museum in Louisiana. The Louisiana Historical Association built the museum in 1891, and its exterior sandstone construction and cathedral-like appearance stand out in contrast to its more recent surroundings on the edge of New Orleans’ Warehouse Arts District.
Madame John's Legacy
632 Dumaine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 568-6968, (800) 568-6968
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Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: Madame John's Legacy is one of the finest 18th century building complexes in Louisiana. It is one of the few French Quarter structures that escaped the great fire of 1794, which leveled much of city’s oldest section. The structures on the site in the early 1780's were destroyed by the conflagration and Madame John's was erected on the burnt-out lot in 1789.
George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 586-7432
www.themckennamuseum.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Featuring the private collection of Dr. Dwight McKenna, the George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, exhibits, and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of the African Diaspora.
Musee Conti Wax Museum
917 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 581-1993, (800) 233-5405
www.neworleanswaxmuseum.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Visitors to the Wax Museum can relive New Orleans's history through life-sized wax models. Learn about Voodoo and the city's founding as you toast the Duc d'Orleans. Individual tours are self-guided, but group tours can be arranged by reservation. Literature about the contents of the Wax Museum is available in a variety of languages.
Musee Rochon
1515 Pauger St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 947-7673
www.rosetterochon.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home
National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos
2030 Constance St., Across from St. Alphonsus Church, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-2495
www.seelos.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: The National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos is located in St. Mary’s Assumption Church, the first German Catholic Church in New Orleans and in the state of Louisiana. In 2000, the Catholic Church beatified Father Seelos, making him one step away from sainthood. Many miracles are attributed to his intercession both during his life and after his death.
The National World War II Museum
945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 528-1944
www.nationalww2museum.org

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: The country's official World War II Museum lets you experience America's role in the war and on the Home Front - from the 1930s prelude to war, to the Normandy Invasion and the battles of the Pacific Islands. At The US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, see how technological innovations aided the Allies. Then, with Beyond All Boundaries - a multi-sensory cinematic feature from producer Tom Hanks, playing at the 4D Solomon Victory Theater - feel and experience what soldiers at the front experienced. Through extraordinary artifacts and exhibits, get ready to discover the courage, teamwork and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation.
The New Canal Lighthouse
8001 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 282-2134
www.saveourlake.org

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Building

Description: This famous NOLA landmark, first built in 1839, was rebuilt by the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation and is the fourth lighthouse on the site. Take a guided tour of the museum, visit the gift shop and hear about the history of a light, a lake and a coast. Or just take a cool stroll along the lake! Even cooler - the lighthouse beacon shines every night, to aid mariners as they navigate the basin!
New Orleans African American Museum
1418 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 566-1136
www.thenoaam.org

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: The New Orleans African American Museum is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting through education the history, art, and communities of African Americans in New Orleans and the African diaspora.
The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
916 North Peters St., French Market, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 589-4806
www.nps.gov

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Theatre (Performance)

Description: New Orleans is universally considered to be the birthplace of the uniquely American brand of music known as Jazz. The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park was created in 1994 to commemorate this memorable musical legacy. The park’s purpose is to preserve information, resources, and sites related to the beginnings and progressions of jazz in New Orleans.
New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 658-4100
www.noma.org

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: The neo-classical, Beaux Arts-style New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) turned 100 in 2011. NOMA houses a collection spanning 4000 years of art history in 46 galleries. View European paintings and sculpture from the 16th through 20th centuries; American paintings and sculpture from the 18th and 19th centuries; European and American prints and drawings; Asian, African, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art; photography; and European and American decorative arts. Special collections include the Peter Carl Fabergé treasures and the Latin American Colonial collection.
Newcomb Art Gallery
Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 865-5328
www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Nestled among the live oaks of Tulane University's uptown campus, the Newcomb Art Gallery is a small gem of a museum that encourages visitors to learn about the art of different times, places, and peoples through a diverse array of exhibitions and programming.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 539-9600
www.ogdenmuseum.org

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Celebrate the history, art, and culture of the American South at this acclaimed museum. Ogden is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world, showcasing art from 15 Southern states and the District of Columbia. On Thursday evenings experience Ogden After Hours, the acclaimed live music series held in the museum's atrium.
Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 568-6968, (800) 568-6968
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Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Building, Research Facility

Description: Built in 1835, the Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to have served both as a United States and a Confederate Mint. President Andrew Jackson advocated the Mint’s establishment in order to help finance development of the nation’s western frontier.Today's visitor finds a number of stunning permanent exhibits in the Old U.S. Min including the “New Orleans Jazz” exhibit featuring instruments played by significant jazz musicians, sheet music, and memorabilia chronicling the history of Jazz from its humble beginnings on the streets of New Orleans.
Old Ursuline Convent
1100 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 529-3040

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Building

Description: Ursuline Convent is the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley. Completed in 1752, it is also the oldest surviving example of the French colonial period in the United States. Often referred to as the Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial Complex, the Old Ursuline Convent also houses the Archdiocesan archives. The building is known as the "treasure of the archdiocese".
Pharmacy Museum
514 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 565-8027
www.pharmacymuseum.org

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr. of New Orleans became America’s first licensed pharmacist. Today, Dufilho’s 1823 apothecary shop on Chartres Street in the French Quarter houses what is widely believed to be the largest and most diverse pharmaceutical collection in a single location in the United States, containing old patent medicines, books, and pharmaceutical equipment dating back as far as the early 1800s.
Pitot House
1440 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 482-0312
www.pitothouse.org

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: The Pitot House, nestled on Bayou St. John, is a classic example of 18th century Creole Colonial architecture which served as the home of James Pitot, New Orleans’ first American mayor after the Louisiana Purchase, between 1810 to 1819.
The Presbytere
751 Chartres St., Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 568-6968, (800) 568-6968
lsm.crt.state.la.us

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: The Presbytere houses an elaborate and exquisite collection of Mardi Gras artifacts and memorabilia. The story of New Orleans’ extraordinary Mardi Gras tradition is dynamically told in a high-tech, interactive, permanent exhibition titled "Mardi Gras: It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana." The exhibit traces the celebration from its ancient origins to the 19th century emergence of New Orleans’ parades and balls to the present-day celebration that attracts millions of visitors each year.
Preservation Resource Center
923 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-7032
www.prcno.org

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: Dedicated to preserving the historic and unique architectural character of New Orleans’ neighborhoods, the PRC has been in the forefront of preservation efforts throughout its thirty-plus years of existence. Visitors can learn the difference between a Creole cottage and a double gallery Garden District mansion, or between a standard shotgun house and a camelback. The center features both permanent and rotating exhibits on New Orleans architecture and historic neighborhoods.
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
1609 Oretha C Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(504) 569-0405
www.southernfood.org

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the culture of food and drink in the South.
Tulane Museum of Natural History
3705 Main St., Bldg. A-3, F. Edward Hebert Riverside Research Center, Belle Chase, LA 70037 [Map It]
(504) 394-1711
www.museum.tulane.edu

Neighborhood: Algiers/Westbank
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Located in Belle Chasse, just outside the official city limits of New Orleans, the Tulane Museum of Natural History is a private, non-profit research museum which houses extensive collections of amphibians, invertebrates, fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and fossils, most of which are or were native species to the region. The Tulane Natural History Museum is not officially open to the public, but individual appointments for scholarly researchers and writers can be made, as well as arrangements for school tours of the facility.
Tulane's Special Collections
6801 Freret St., Joseph Merrick Jones Hall Rm 200, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 865-5685
specialcollections.tulane.edu

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Research Facility

Description: Tulane University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library offers a Special Collections Division for student and professional research consisting of six departments including the Jazz Archives, Manuscripts Department, University Archives, Louisiana Collection, Rare Books, and Architectural Archives. Some of its holdings include the papers of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, the Gettysburg letters of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and the papers of New Orleans Pulitzer Prize winning author John Kennedy Toole (A Confederacy of Dunces).
Voodoo Museum
724 Dumaine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 680-0128
www.voodoomuseum.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Voodoo has been a significant part of New Orleans culture since the city was first established in the 1700s. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum strives to preserve this aspect of NOLA history through education and entertainment. The museum explores the mysteries, legends, and traditions of voodoo, and educates visitors on the influence voodoo has had throughout the city’s history. Located in the heart of the French Quarter between Bourbon and Royal Streets, visitors can explore inside the museum or participate in haunted cemetery walking tours through downtown. The museum is open daily and is a great place to visit with families or friends to learn about the rich culture that shapes this unique city.
VooDoo Spiritual Temple
828 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-9627
www.voodoospiritualtemple.org

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Located near Congo Square, featured on PBS, commercial TV and in movies. Teachings touch the soul of all people. Services offered include consultations, rituals, potions, tours, and lectures; under the direction of Priestess Miriam since 1990.
 
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