Museums
in New Orleans, LA (showing 1 - 12 out of 12)

Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

Backstreet Cultural Museum

1116 Henriette Delille St
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions

(504) 606-4809

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Venture through a piece of New Orleans history at the Backstreet Cultural Museum. The museum tells the story of the African American experience and culture in New Orleans. Check out items like old Mardi Gras Indian suits and old photographs.

Longue Vue House and Gardens

7 Bamboo Rd
New Orleans, LA 70124   Directions

(504) 488-5488

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Step foot into a home that has been called "one of the last great houses to be custom-built in America." The Longue Vue House and Gardens was constructed between 1939 and 1942, and is still furnished with its original décor. No trip to Longue Vue is complete without a walk through the garden, be sure to stop and smell the roses.

Louisiana Children's Museum

420 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130   Directions

(504) 523-1357

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The Louisiana Children's Museum’s 30,000 square feet of exhibit space and programs offer children a diverse set of activities that promote learning from reading and math skills to architectural ideas and the nuances of grocery shopping – through interactive play. Whether they are learning what bones they use to ride a bike, alongside Mr. Bones or loading up a cargo ship in the Little Port of New Orleans exhibit, children take an active role in their own learning.

Louisiana State Museum - 1850 House

523 St Anne St
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions

(504) 524-9118

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Few places offer the chance to experience the lifestyle of our ancestors of more than 150 years ago. The 1850 House is one of these rare places, offering a glimpse of middle- and upper-class life in antebellum New Orleans, the most prosperous period in the city’s history.

Louisiana State Museum - The Cabildo

701 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions

(504) 568-6968

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Stop at Jackson Square, where you will find the Cabildo. This elegant Spanish colonial building neighbors St. Louis Cathedral and houses many rare artifacts of America’s history.

National World War II Museum

945 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130   Directions

(504) 528-1944

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Honor our armed forces, past, present and future, by visiting the National World War II Museum and learning about the hardships troops went through while battling overseas. The museum chronicles the American contribution to the second Great War with exhibits and attractions that describe battles and weapons through the presentation of artifacts, photos, quotes and more.

New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History

1418 Governor Nicholls St
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions

(504) 566-1136

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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 Museum of Art

1 Collins C Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70119   Directions

(504) 658-4100

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Explore the art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. You'll see masterpieces by some of the world's most famous artists, including Degas, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffe, Picasso and many others. With over 40,000 artworks and a sculpture garden, you'll need a whole day to experience the NOMA.

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

514 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130   Directions

(504) 565-8027

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Expand your knowledge on the pharmacy and health care industries at the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. The museum educates visitors through exhibits and educational programs that detail the history of the pharmaceutical profession.

Oak Alley Plantation

3645 Highway 18
Vacherie, LA 70090   Directions

(504) 265-2151

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Forget what the history books have told you about Southern plantation homes and see the beauty of one for yourself. The Oak Alley Plantation has been standing since the late 1830s and its famous live oak trees have been around even longer.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130   Directions

(504) 539-9650

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While out and about in the Central Business District of New Orleans, view the largest collection of Southern art in the world at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This University of New Orleans affiliate displays various forms of visual arts that reflect the culture of the American South.

The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions

(504) 568-6993

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These days, we’re making music rather than money at the Old U.S. Mint. See instruments New Orleans’ greatest musicians played to create their landmark sounds—Louis Armstrong’s cornet, Fats Domino’s piano, Sidney Bechet’s soprano sax and more are all on display.

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