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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
Backstreet Cultural Museum

(504) 657-6700

11531 St. Philip Street
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions Website

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.

Louisiana Children's Museum
Louisiana Children's Museum

(504) 523-1357

City Park New Orleans 15 Henry Thomas Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124   Directions Website

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
Louisiana State Museum
General Information

(800) 568-6968

1850 House

(504) 524-9118

523 St Anne St
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions Website
The Cabildo

(504) 568-6968

701 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions Website
New Orleans Jazz Museum

(504) 568-6993

400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions Website

The 1850 House offers the chance to experience the lifestyle of our ancestors of more than 150 years ago. It offers a glimpse of middle- and upper-class life in antebellum New Orleans, the most prosperous period in the city’s history.

The Cabildo at Jackson Square, is an elegant Spanish colonial building neighboring St. Louis Cathedral and houses with many rare artifacts of America’s history.

At the New Orleans Jazz Museum, you'll be able to see the instruments on which 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.

New Orleans African American Museum
New Orleans African American Museum

(504) 218-8254

1418 Governor Nicholls St
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions Website

Established in 2000, the mission of the New Orleans African American Museum 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 | NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art | NOMA

(504) 658-4100

One Collins C Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70119   Directions Website

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.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Ogden Museum of Southern Art

(504) 539-9650

925 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130   Directions Website

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.

Southern Food & Beverage Museum
Southern Food & Beverage Museum

(504) 569-0405

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113   Directions Website

Learn the origins of your favorite drink at the Museum of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. Exhibits at the museum showcase rare liquors, Prohibition-era literature, vintage cocktail shakers and glassware, tools to make alcohol like a still, old photographs and much more. Attend a seminar to get the latest and greatest cocktail recipes from the world's best mixologists.

The National World War II Museum
The National World War II Museum

(504) 528-1944

945 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130   Directions Website

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.

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