Your monthly guide to NOLA'S foods, drinks, music and more.
Please enter a valid email address
After 23 years of providing great New Orleans content for visitors, NewOrleansOnline is moving to a new home. Please visit us at for the latest New Orleans visitor information.
Louisiana's Civil War Museum

Louisiana's Civil War Museum

Louisiana's Civil War Museum

929 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-4522
Fax: (504) 523-8595

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Off-Street Parking: No
Handicapped Accessible: No/Unknown

Attraction Information

Attraction Type/s:  Museum
Admission Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children under 14, active military in uniform FREE!


Louisiana’s Civil War Museum, formerly known as the Confederate 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.

A large Columbiad, Civil War-era cannon (circa 1865) mounted on the front terrace welcomes visitors to what is now a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Louisiana residents donated most of the contents of the museum.

Memorial Hall was the site of the city’s farewell to Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America. Davis, who died in New Orleans in 1889, was buried here until 1893, when his remains were transferred to Richmond, Virginia for reburial. More than 60,000 people turned out to pay their respects to Davis while he was lying in state for two days prior to his interment.

Varina Howell Davis, Davis’ widow, contributed the large collection of Jefferson Davis memorabilia to the museum. Davis family artifacts were divided up among only four museums, and the Civil War Museum displays about one-fourth of the donated estate.

The museum also features

  • Civil War uniforms and other attire worn by officers and common soldiers
  • Confederate weapons, including guns, bullets, shells and swords
  • Exhibits relating to everyday life of Confederate forces, including mess kits, personal belongings of soldiers and other individual items
  • Personal belongings of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg and Franklin Gardner
  • Battle flags of individual Confederate regiments and Louisiana secessionist flags
  • Paintings, prints and photographs depicting leaders, soldiers and events (including battles) that occurred in Louisiana during the Civil War period
  • Documents relating to the secession of Louisiana, the capture and occupation of New Orleans by Federal forces and the battles that were fought within Louisiana.
Louisiana's Civil War Museum
Louisiana's Civil War Museum Photos
(8 Photos)
Newsletter Signup

Your monthly guide to NOLA's foods, drinks, music and more


View Gallery

See More

Sign Up
close button

Get the LOCAL Perspective!

Get travel tips, find hidden gems, and get insider information from the Official New Orleans Newsletter


close button

Thank You For Signing Up!

You are now subscribed to our New Orleans e-newsletter and we'll send you the news each month. You can unsubscribe at any time directly from any mailing.

Thanks again for your interest in New Orleans and best wishes for a memorable visit!

Things to See & Do | Travel Tools | Accommodations | Calendar | Media Relations | About NOTMC | Contact Us
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Site Search | Meetings, Conventions & Group Sales | Doing Business in New Orleans

The Official Tourism Site of the City of New Orleans:
All contents © 1996-2019 New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation unless otherwise specified herein. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED