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1850 House Museum Store
523 St Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 524-9118
The Friends of the Cabildo operates the 1850 House Museum Store, the official gift shop for the Louisiana State Museum properties in New Orleans. The 1850 House Museum Store is located on beautiful Jackson Square in the historic Lower Pontalba Building. In addition to membership and fundraising endeavors, the Friends of the Cabildo is able to provide financial support to the Louisiana State Museum through the sales of our daily French Quarter Walking Tours and merchandise at the 1850 House Museum Store. At our store you can find handmade art,…
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Abita Springs Trailhead
22049 Main St
Abita Springs, LA 70420
(985) 871-5327
Located on the Abita River, the Trailhead & Park has several sheltered picnic tables, historic pavilion, splash pad, Town Museum and a children’s playground. The pavilion was designed by Tomas K. Sully for the New Orleans Cotton Centennial Exposition of 1884 and later moved to Abita Springs and reconstructed over the then famous flowing spring. After Hurricane Katrina, the pavilion and historic Museum building were relocated to the entrance of the park. This began our entire Park improvement project. We are proud of our award-winning Trailhead & Park and continually…
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AIA New Orleans
1000 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-8320
A component of the American Institute of Architects, AIA New Orleans was founded in 1911 to represent, educate and serve the architecture profession and entire community as concerns the built environment.
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Algiers Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum
207 Leboeuf St
New Orleans , LA 70114
504-261-6231
Founded in 2000 by self-taught artist Charles Gillam, the Algiers Point destination features work that pays tribute to Louisiana’s rich musical heritage and stands as one of the South’s few “living” folk art environments. Mixed-media statuary, poured concrete sculptural forms, and a small museum housing music memorabilia and works by noted self-taught artists are all located on the property. Highlights include pieces by Roy Ferdinand, Lonnie Holley, and Mr. Imagination as well as Gillam’s own “Blues Greats” series featuring the sculpted faces of Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Memphis Minnie, and…
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American Italian Cultural Center
537 S Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-522-7294
The American Italian Museum is located within the American Italian Cultural Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The museum tells the history of American Italians in the Southeast and their contributions to all areas of our daily lives through photographs, articles, family histories, and memorabilia by themes such as Societies and Festivals, Music, the Immigrant, Geneology, Personalities, and much more. Museum Days And Hours Of Operation: Tuesday – Friday 10:00am until 4:00pm Admission: Adults: $8 Seniors: $5 Children Under 12: Free
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Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 569-9070 Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm Sat: 9am-4pm
ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER is an effort to combine the intentions of neighborhood and economic development with the awesome creative forces of communtiy, culture and art to revive and reclaim a historically significant corridor in Central City New Orleans: Oretha Castle-Haley Boulevard, formerly known as Dryades Street. Ashe is a gathering place for emerging and established artists to present, create and collaborate in giving life to their art. For those who felt compelled to choose more mainstream existence at earlier points in their lives, Ashe is a reclaiming harbor that…
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Backstreet Cultural Museum
1116 Henriette Delille St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-522-4806
The Backstreet Cultural Museum officially opened its doors in 1999. However, its origins can be traced back three decades to when Sylvester Francis paraded with the Gentlemen of Leisure Social Aid & Pleasure Club. A man photographing the parade wanted Francis to pay $35.00 for his own photograph. To avoid such costs in the future, Francis bought both a Super 8 mm camera and a still camera and began documenting Carnival celebrations, second-line parades, and jazz funerals throughout New Orleans.
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Beauregard-Keyes House
1113 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 523-7257
The Beauregard-Keyes House is a historic residence located at 1113 Chartres Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana. It is currently a museum focusing on some of the past residents of the house, most notably Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes. – Wikipedia
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Cabildo
701 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 568-6968
Located next to St. Louis Cathedral and facing Jackson Square, the Cabildo was built under Spanish rule in 1795-1799 and named after the municipal governing body that was located there. Before the transfer of the building to the state museum in 1908, the Cabildo served as a city hall, a courthouse and a prison. The building was designed by Gilberto Guillemard, who also designed St. Louis Cathedral and the Presbytere but the third story mansard roof with cupola was not added until 1847, replacing the original flat Spanish roof and…
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Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504-528-3805
Mission: The CAC is a multi-disciplinary arts center, financially stable and professionally managed, that is dedicated to the presentation, production and promotion of the art of our time. Statement of Purpose: The CAC is a cultural leader. As such, it organizes, presents and tours curated exhibitions, performances and programs by local, regional, national and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local and regional leadership by educating children and adults; cultivating and growing audiences; and initiating and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. Vision: Our vision is that the…
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Degas House
2306 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-5009
Enjoy the tree lined Esplanade Avenue and discover the story of the French Creoles, including Edgar Degas and his maternal family, hosted by the Great-Grand Nieces of the artist himself. This documented historical tour includes exploring both Degas houses and viewing the award winning documentary “Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn”. Also included is the Creole Neighborhood of Edgar Degas Walking Tour, which explores references to the neighborhood included in Degas’ New Orleans letters. Daily Tours: 10:30 am and 1:45 pm (Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the…
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Gallier Historic House
1132 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-5661
Explore 19th-century New Orleans with the Gallier family! In the mid 19th-century, James Gallier Jr. was one of the most prominent architects of New Orleans. His design work found an enthusiastic audience of civic leaders, businessmen, and affluent families. In 1857, Gallier put his considerable talent to work designing a residence of his own. He and his wife, Algae Villavaso, as well as their four young daughters moved into the Creole townhouse with four enslaved workers in 1860 on the brink of the Civil War. Our story spans the heartbreaking…
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Hermann-Grima House
820 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 525-5661 Guided tours are available 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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. Some of the features visitors will find in the elegant Hermann-Grima House include original family portraits of Sam Hermann, Sr.,…
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House of Dance and Feathers
1317 Tupelo Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
+1 (504) 957 2678
House of Dance and Feathers is a cultural museum based on Ronald W. Lewis’ participation in the culture of Mardi Gras Indians, Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs and Skull & Bone Gangs. Our mission: to preserve and share this culture with the world, passing on our knowledge and traditions to the next generation. For more information on the museum and to make an appointment, visit its website.
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Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and Research Center
133 Mabel Dr.
Madisonville, LA 70447
985-845-9200
“Bringing Louisiana’s Maritime History to Life,” is the driving mission of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum. Located on the banks of the scenic Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, the LPB Maritime Museum takes you on a historic journey through maritime Louisiana. The museum brings Louisiana’s maritime history to life through unique interpretive programs, exhibits, and publications. These programs include the time honored craft of boat building, hands-on field trips, constructing underwater robots, restoration of the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse, and other exciting educational opportunities for people of all ages. Don’t forget…
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Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-488-5488 Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Longue Vue is comprised of a historic home and 14 gardens. It serves as an educational, environmental, and cultural resource for the public. Founded by philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern, Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an unparalleled collection of Louisiana irises in New Orleans and an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages. As a National Historic Landmark that serves as one of New Orleans’ premier education and cultural resources, Longue…
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Los Islenos Museum & Village
1357 Bayou Road
St Bernard, LA
504-277-4681
Open 11am-4pm, Wed-Sun, closed Mon & Tue and on Federal Holidays Spanish colonists from the Canary Islands came to Louisiana between 1778 and 1783 to populate Louisiana and halt British colonial expansion west of the Mississippi River. The Canary Islanders called themselves Islenos or Islanders, a tradition that continues to this day. The Isleno contributions to Louisiana are undeniable and can be explored at the Museum & Village, the last vestige of Spanish Colonial Louisiana. The Museum and Village is managed by Los Islenos Heritage & Cultural Society, made up…
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Louisiana Children's Museum
420 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-1357
New Orleans’ most playful place for children filled with hands-on exhibits! Explore, experience, and learn with the Louisiana Children’s Museum!
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LSM Collections Facility
1000 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 523-3939
The Louisiana State Museum Collections Facility houses and archives all of the artifacts in LSM collections. Usually off limits to the general public, special events and very special exhibitions take place a few times each year.
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Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes & Culture
1010 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 218-4872
On exhibit are the regalia of Mardi Gras Kings and Queens, elaborately feathered and beaded Mardi Gras Indian suits and Social Aid and Pleasure Club attire, as well as costumes from Carnival Krewe Tableau balls, Cajun Mardi Gras riders and much more.
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McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 586-7432
The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, interprets and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of African descent in North America and beyond. Through innovative programs and exhibits that engage versatile audiences, the McKenna Museum seeks to make African Diasporan fine art accessible to visitors of all ages. The institution also actively identifies and presents emerging artists alongside well-established fine arts masters.
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Museum of Death
227 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 593-3968
ON DISPLAY Body bags, coffins & skull collection Theatre of Death Antique mortician apparatuses Manson Family photos Crime & morgue scene photos Artworks & letters from infamous serial murderers Graphic car accident photos Cannibalism And much more! WARNING This museum is for mature audiences, so parents be cautioned about subject matter. Not for the faint of heart!
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Newcomb Art Museum, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University
Tulane University, Building #81
New Orleans, LA 70118
504.865.5328
MISSION: The Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University builds on the Newcomb College legacy of education, social enterprise, and artistic experience. Presenting inspiring exhibitions and programs that engage communities both on and off campus, the Museum fosters the creative exchange of ideas and cross-disciplinary collaborations around innovative art and design. The Museum preserves and advances scholarship on the Newcomb and Tulane art collections.
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New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
724 Dumaime St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-680-0128
Really, no one grows up in New Orleans without Voodoo. In the case of Charles Massicot Gandolfo, the museum’s founder, this fact was all the more intensified by the tales from his grandmother that her great-grandfather had been raised in New Orleans by a Voodoo Queen. An artist, with a passion for all the history and romance of New Orleans, he created the Voodoo Museum to share his fascination with the world. Cameras, photographs and questions are always welcome and encouraged.
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New Orleans Jazz Museum
400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 568-2569
The New Orleans Jazz Museum (NOJM) celebrates the history of jazz, in all its forms, through dynamic interactive exhibits, multi-generational educational programming, research facilities and engaging musical performances.
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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 658-4100
The New Orleans Museum of Art was founded in 1910, and today, its encyclopedic collection includes nearly 40,000 works of art that represent human creativity across different time periods, cultures, and disciplines. The collection is particularly strong in French and American art, photography, glass, African, and Japanese works, and includes a notable group of works by French Impressionist Edgar Degas, who visited his relatives in New Orleans in the 1870s and painted just 20 blocks from the museum. The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one…
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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
514 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 565-8027
The mission of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is to further interest in the history of pharmacology and promote its further development for the benefit of the general public. ‚Äč 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…
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New Orleans Tattoo Museum & Studio
1915 1/2 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
The New Orleans Tattoo Museum & Studio was founded to preserve and promote the history of tattooing in New Orleans through research and education. We are in a pivotal moment to archive the stories of multiple generations of tattooing for future generations to access their heritage. We do this through creative documentation that builds knowledge and appreciation for New Orleans’ tattooing traditions.
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Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-539-9600
The mission of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its events, permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and research. The Museum Store and Center for Southern Craft and Design The Museum Store and Center for Southern Craft and Design is open during museum visiting hours, and is a destination in itself, available independent of a visit to the Museum. Members receive a 10% discount for purchases in the Museum…
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Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 568-6993
The Old U.S. Mint holds the distinct title of being the only mint to produce American and Confederate coinage. A product of Andrew Jackson’s “Bank War” and westward expansion, the mint was built in 1835 and constructed on the site of Fort St. Charles. It was designed by William Strickland of Philadelphia, who also designed the Second Bank of the U.S., the Philadelphia Mint, and the Tennessee State Capitol. The simplified, classical style of the building is reflective of Strickland’s preferences and the Greek Revival era. Despite designing the building,…

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