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1850 House, The - New Orleans, Louisiana - the State Museum has re-created what one of the residences would have looked like during the Antebellum era when the Baroness Pontalba first opened her doors. 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. Limited docent- and curator-led tours are available as is self-directed viewing.

Abita Mystery House - Abita Springs, Louisiana - This offbeat museum in Abita Springs, Louisiana, features memorabilia, tourist information and incredible miniature animated scenes of Southern life by Louisiana outsider artist, John Preble. Louisiana's Most Eccentric Museum.

Acadian Memorial Museum - St. Martinville, Louisiana - one of the Louisiana museums which details the lives of the Acadians who settled Louisiana and their legacy.

Andonie Museum - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Andonie Museum serves a very special purpose: to tell the story of LSU Athletics - and what a grand story it is! It's the hope of all those who have played a part in creating the Andonie Museum that you will visit, and in doing so, renew and strengthen your bond with this great University.

Angola Museum/Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation - Angola, Louisiana - committed to preserving the past and educating all who visit on the role this prison farm has played in state history.

Arsenal, The - New Orleans, Louisiana - Built in 1839, the Arsenal was designed by noted architect James Dakin. It stands on the site of the 1769 Spanish Arsenal. The landmark is associated with an infamous battle that happened after the Civil War.

Backstreet Cultural Museum, The - New Orleans, Louisiana - The Backstreet Cultural Museum holds the world’s most comprehensive collection related to New Orleans’ African American community-based masking and processional traditions, including Mardi Gras Indians, jazz funerals, social aid and pleasure clubs, Baby Dolls, and Skull and Bone gangs. The museum’s filmed records of over 500 events constitute the most cohesive archive documenting these cultural traditions.

Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World - New Orleans, Louisiana - Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely attractive city. It’s a world of wonders, created for you by the people who bring Mardi Gras to life every year—the artists of Blaine Kern Studios.

Cabildo, The - New Orleans, Louisiana - The site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer and the flagship building of the Louisiana State Museum historical museum complex, the Cabildo was constructed in 1795-99 as the seat of the Spanish municipal government in New Orleans.

Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery and Museum - Tangipahoa, Louisiana - Located in Tangipahoa near Kentwood, Louisiana. Camp history, layout, description of research and museum facilities, soldiers' letters, and programs.

Capital Park Museum - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Capitol Park Museum features thematic exhibits on the diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture. The museum includes two permanent exhibitions, entitled Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation, and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America.

Confederate Memorial Hall - New Orleans, Louisiana - Confederate Memorial Hall opened its doors in New Orleans on January 8, 1891, and since that time has been commemorating the military history and heritage of the South. The museum is the oldest in Louisiana and houses one of the largest collections of Confederate memorabilia in the United States.

Contemporary Arts Center - New Orleans, Louisiana - is home to artists' bold experiments in painting, theater, photography, performance art, dance, music, video, education, and sculpture since 1976.

Delta Music Museum - Ferriday, Louisiana - consist of interpretative and interactive exhibits focusing on the history, music and culture of the Louisiana-Mississippi Delta region. Music galleries with interactive music kiosks, mannequins and more are planned.

DeQuincy Railroad Museum - DeQuincy, Louisiana - The DeQuincy Railroad Museum is a non-profit corporation established in 1974 whose mission is to acquire, preserve, and display railroad artifacts of a bygone era and to heighten public awareness of the role of the railroad industry in our area as well the region, state, and country.

E. D. White Historic Site - Thibodeaux, Louisiana - enjoys the distinction of having been the residence for two of Louisiana' s foremost political luminaries, Governor Edward Douglass White and his son, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice, Edward Douglass White.

Historic New Orleans Collection - New Orleans, Louisiana - established in 1966, it operates a museum at 533 Royal Street, illustrating the history of the city and state, the Williams Residence house museum, and a museum shop. The Williams Research Center, comprised of curatorial, manuscripts, and library collections, is housed in the newly restored Third District Municipal Court building at 410 Chartres Street.

House of Broel's Victorian Mansion & Dollhouse Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana - the original antebellum home was built in the 1850's with an addition added in the 1890's. Offers tour info, history, catering for parties and weddings, room rentals, and fashion salon for over 30 years.

Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana - The Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans has as its mission statement to devote resources to educate and create public awareness among locals, tourists, and others of the contributions Ireland, her people and their culture have made to New Orleans since its colonial beginnings. We strive to promote knowledge and appreciation of the history of New Orleans, her Irish heritage and culture, and the present day Irish-American community.

Jackson Brewery - New Orleans, Louisiana - The Jax Collection - The legacy of JAX beer is alive and well on the 2nd floor. Part museum, part shrine, the JAX Collection is a monument to the rich and colorful history that few beers ever experience.

Jean Lafitte Marine Fisheries Museum - Lafitte, Louisiana - Set on the bayou under moss covered century old oak trees, this little museum was once the one room school house of the bayou. Displays include an authentic Lafitte Skiff, a trenasse digger, accurate models of the area's work boats and legends of the fishing communities of South Louisiana.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum - Madisonville, Louisiana - A organization who's mission is to "Bring Louisiana's Unique Maritime History to Life". Videos, Models and Dioramas all help tell the about the cultural history of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.

Longue Vue House and Gardens - New Orleans, Louisiana - a classic estate fashioned after the great country houses of England with fine antiques and art. Also 8 acres of gardens and fountains.

Louisiana Association of Museums - Louisiana is one of the most diverse and unique states in the nation. And there's no better way to find out more about it than by exploring our many museums and historic sites. "The mission of the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation is to support and promote the historical, educational and cultural role of the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum."

Louisiana Children's Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana - where learning is fun. Explore and experience more than 100 dynamic hands-on exhibits, exciting educational programs, and more.

Louisiana Department of State Museum Program, The - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - It is our privilege at the Department of State to operate and maintain several outstanding museums throughout Louisiana for the education and enjoyment of our citizens and visitors. These museums offer an interesting look at the culture and diversity that make Louisiana such an interesting place to live or visit. Our museums are located in all geographic parts of the state and offer a unique look at the history of our people.

Louisiana's Old State Capitol - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Built in 1847 on a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Louisiana's Old State Capitol has withstood fire, scandal, bitter debate, abandonment, political entanglements and war to become one of the state's most significant contributions to American architecture.

Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame - Winnfield, Louisiana - Winnfield, Louisiana is considered to be the birthplace of politics in Louisiana. The museum has accumulated over 30,000 artifacts and memorabilia relating to politicians and politics in Louisiana.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum - Natchitoches, Louisiana - The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame's collection of portraits and memorabilia celebrate the achievements of more than 300 legendary Louisiana athletes, coaches and other sports figures. Other sports-themed exhibits and interactive media trace the history and importance of sports to life in Louisiana.  The Northwest Louisiana History Museum explores the evolution of unique cultural traditions from early native-American civilizations to the present. The building itself, designed by Trahan Architects of New Orleans, evokes the region's rivers and plowed fields with sinuous molded stone interiors and earth-colored exterior sheathing.

Louisiana State Cotton Museum - Lake Providence, Louisiana - opened in 1995 to preserve the history and heritage of cotton cultivation and its influence on life in Louisiana. There are currently four exhibits on display: The History of Cotton; The Impact of Cotton on Westward Expansion; The Impact of Cotton on Society and Culture; and the Impact of Cotton on Economy.

Louisiana State Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana - locations at the Cabildo, Presbytere, Old US Mint, 1850 House, Arsenal and Madame John's Legacy.

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum - Shreveport, Louisiana - the museum highlights 22 world-renowned dioramas created from beeswax by its first director, artistic genius Henry B. Wright. Unique among museum structures, the doughnut-shaped building houses exhibits down the middle and on both sides of its long corridors. Showcased at the rotunda's entrance are two gigantic frescoes painted by noted artist Conrad Albrizio; while inside, a large relief map, 49 feet in circumference, depicts Louisiana's typography.

Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum - Oil City, Louisiana - features an oil derrick donated by Texaco and a variety of early oil field equipment. It was formed in 1969 by a group of citizens dedicated to preserving the historical importance of the area, site of the 1911 "Ferry No. 1" well, one of the world's first over-water discovery wells.

Louisiana Steam Train Association - New Orleans, Louisiana - Southern Pacific steam locomotive 745 has an interesting history. While this is just a brief overview, more local information on this engine' s home, Algiers, Louisiana, can be obtained in the many books on the history of Algiers written by native Richard Remy Dixon.

Louisiana’s Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall - New Orleans, Louisiana - contains the second largest collection of Confederate memorabilia in the United States, and is the oldest continually operating museum in Louisiana. a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Civil War memorabilia, specifically related to the South and Louisiana.

LSU Museum of Art - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The LSU Museum of Art (LSU MOA), located in the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge, opened in March 2005. The new museum, part of Louisiana State University (LSU), manifests a decade-long vision to offer LSU and the Baton Rouge community greater access to its diverse art collection, changing exhibitions, education programs, and special events - all within an exceptional cultural complex.

Madame John's Legacy - New Orleans, Louisiana - in the historic French Quarter is one of the finest 18th century building complexes in Louisiana. Of special interest because it escaped the great fire of 1795, which leveled much of New Orleans, the house is actually a product of the preceding fire of 1788. 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.

Musee Conti Wax Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana - Founded in 1963, the museum tells the fascinating story of New Orleans! Over 300 years of History, Legend and Scandal with the 154 life-size figures displayed in historically accurate settings. Plus a Haunted Dungeon!! The Wax offers tours to school groups, individuals and is perfect for private parties.

National Park Service - Southeastern Louisiana - A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. A partnership project produced by the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places, the Capitol Resources Conservation & Development Council, Lagniappe Tours, the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.

National World War II Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana - The National World War II Museum is a national treasure Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as the country's official World War II Museum, this remarkable attraction illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. From the Normandy invasion to the sands of Pacific Islands and the Home Front, the Museum brings to life the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won the war and changed the world. The Museum is an incomparable experience for all generations and not to be missed on any visit to New Orleans. Come learn with your mind and your heart that freedom isn't free. Meet living American heroes--our WWII veteran volunteers. Celebrate the American Spirit at the National World War II Museum.

New Orleans African American Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana - Established in 2000, the mission of the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History (NOAAM) is "to preserve, interpret and promote the African American cultural heritage of New Orleans, with a particular emphasis on the Tremé community.

New Orleans Jazz Club Museum and Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection - New Orleans, Louisiana - Originally a separate museum, the collection is now in the Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection. The Louisiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of Louisiana institutions that provides over 144,000 digital materials. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from the Louisiana institution's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories in the state electronically accessible to Louisiana residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries. The Louisiana Digital Library contains photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more that document history and culture. We hope that you find the items in the Digital Library as diverse and interesting as the people and places in Louisiana.

New Orleans Museum of Art - New Orleans, Louisiana - began in 1910 when Isaac Delgado, a local businessman offered, $150,000 to create a "temple of art for rich and poor alike." Today, Delgado's temple has become the premier art museum in the Gulf South and ranks in the top 25 percent of museums nationally. Explore the holdings of museum, the on-line photography exhibit and special exhibitions.

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana - The museum is housed in the site of the apothecary of America's first licensed pharmacist. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an historic building within the Vieux Carre Historic District, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum showcases its extensive collection and provides interpretive educational programs to present and preserve the rich history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana; past and present.

Newcomb Art Gallery - New Orleans, Louisiana - The Gallery’s mission aims to present high quality exhibitions that enhance the University’s curriculum, link the city and the University through a common interest in the arts, and bring intellectually stimulating cultural opportunities to the community that other governmental and academic institutions are unable to do.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art - New Orleans, Louisiana - home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world, and a unique and innovative destination to "See the South."

Old Arsenal Museum - Baton Rouge , Louisiana - Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Arsenal Powder Magazine was constructed in 1838. The magazine's importance as a military arsenal was reflected its in early U.S. service to the southwest territory, its use as a major staging area for the Mexican War, and its strategic sought-after location during the Civil War.

Old Courthouse Museum - Natchitoches, Louisiana - has pulled together a comprehensive look at the Louisiana Purchase that showcases not only the rich diversity of our state but of all the unique characteristics of the states within the territory. Highlighted within this exhibit are classic portraits of several of the major political figures involved in the Purchase, as well as, other rare artifacts such as Napoleon's Death Mask and French, Spanish and American currency of the period.

Old U.S. Mint - New Orleans, Louisiana - The only building in America to have served both as a U.S. and Confederate Mint was built in 1835 during the presidency of Andrew Jackson who had advocated for its establishment in order to help finance development of the nation's western frontier.

Presbytere, The - New Orleans, Louisiana - originally called the Casa Curial (Ecclesiastical House), derives its name from the fact that it was built on the site of the residence, or presbytere, of the Capuchin monks. It was designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, or Town Hall, on the other side of St. Louis Cathedral.

Republic of West Florida - Jackson, Louisiana - Nestled deep in the Florida Parishes of SOUTHERN LOUISIANA it is one of the State's hidden treasures. this treasure of Civil War and military artifacts, antique cars, planes and carriages, Antebellum furnishings, ship models, wildlife, and musical instruments is a "must see" when visiting the Gulf South.

River Road African American Museum - Burnside, Louisiana - is dedicated to collecting, interpreting, and preserving art, artifacts, and buildings for the purpose of promoting education about history and culture of African Americans in the United States and Louisiana, with emphasis on the River Road communities between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Seelos Center Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana - This museum is a shrine to Francis Xavier Seelos including his casket, stained glass depiction and more.

Terrebonne Museum and Southdown Plantation House - Houma, Louisiana - Southdown Plantation House is a 19th-century sugar manor house and home to the Terrebonne Museum of history and culture.

USS Kidd & Nautical Center - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - veteran World War II vessel now open for touring as a museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Voodoo Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana - The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is believed to be the only museum in the world dedicated to Voodoo. The primary purpose of this museum is to represent the traditional practices of the Voodoo religion in New Orleans. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum brings together ancient and modern day Voodoo practices.

Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation Museum - Patterson, Louisiana - state's official aviation museum, Wedell-Williams is committed to preserving and presenting artifacts and documents reflecting aviation history in Louisiana. It is named for two famous Louisiana aviators - Jimmie Wedell and Harry Williams - who formed an air service in Patterson in the 1928. Both men became nationally prominent during what was known as the Golden Age of Aviation.
 

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