NOLA Museums

Learn about the cuisine of South East Louisiana at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, celebrate one of the city's most iconic chefs at New Orleans Museum of Art and literally feel your seat shake as you ride a hummer during the WWII Museum Victory Theatre's 4D cinematic experience.  From food to culture to music, New Orleans has a museum for every scholar at every age.  Check out some of these popular museums listed below. 


Ogden Museum of Southern Art: New Orleans
The Ogden is home to the largest collection of American Southern Art in the world, with both permanent collections and featured exhibitions exploring the visual arts and culture of the region.
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 539-9650

New Orleans Museum of Art
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is New Orleans' oldest fine arts institution and is noted for its collections' extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass and African and Japanese works. One of the top art museums in the south, NOMA celebrates its 104th Anniversary in 2015.
1 Collin Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 658-4100

The Edgar Degas House
The New Orleans' home of the French Impressionist Master Edgar Degas, the Degas House Historic Home and New Orleans Bed and Breakfast is a masterpiece of history and hospitality. Take a guided tour (from one of Degas' descendants) of the New Orleans home and extensive collection of Degas' reproductions.
2306 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA, 70119, USA
(504) 821-5009

George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
This Central City museum is dedicated to the collection and preservation of the visual aesthetic of descendents of African peoples in North America and beyond.
2003 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 586-7432

Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University
The Newcomb Art Gallery collections are focused on the crafts produced at Newcomb College from the late 19th through the early 20th century with more than 400 examples of pottery, metal work, embroidery and bound books.
Woldenberg Art Center
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-5328 


Southern Food & Beverage Museum
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) is dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the Southern culture of food and drink. It is also home of the Museum of the American Cocktail.
1609 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 701113
(504) 569-0405

Louisiana Children's Museum
The museum offers children a diverse set of activities that promote learning through interactive play, from architectural ideas to the nuances of grocery shopping.
420 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-1357

Musée Conti Wax Museum New Orleans
Founded in 1963, this third-generation, family-owned and operated business is a New Orleans treasure chest of history, legend and scandal.
917 Conti Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 525-2605

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
Discover where Mardi Gras is made at mardi Gras World. Tour the largest float-building warehouse in the world, where eighty percent of New Orleans' elaborate Mardi Gras floats are constructed. Take photos with floats, don traditional Mardi Gras costumes and experience the wonder of Mardi Gras.
1380 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 361-7821

Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to explore North America's largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You'll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet!
423 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 410-2847

American Italian Cultural Center
The American Italian Cultural Center preserves the American Italian culture by offering Italian language courses, concerts, events and trips to Italy. It is also home to the American Italian Museum & Research Library, which tells the story of American Italians in the Southeast and their contributions to modern New Orleans.
537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-7294 

Voodoo Spiritual Temple
The Voodoo Spiritual Temple was established in 1990 by Priestess Miriam and Priest Oswan Chamani. It is the only "formally" established Spiritual Temple with a focus on traditional West African spiritual and herbal healing practices currently existing in New Orleans.
828 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 522-9627 


New Orleans African American Museum
Located in Treme, the New Orleans African American Museum is dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting African American cultural heritage in New Orleans through education, art and cultural tours of the Treme neighborhood.
1418 Governor Nicholls St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 566-1136

National World War II Museum
The country's official World War II Museum lets you experience America's role in the war and on the Home Front - from the 1930s prelude to war to the Normandy Invasion and the battles of the Pacific Islands. At The US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, see how technological innovations aided the Allies. Then, with Beyond All Boundaries - a multi-sensory cinematic feature from producer Tom Hanks, playing at the 4D Solomon Victory Theater - feel and experience what soldiers at the front experienced. Through extraordinary artifacts, soaring aircraft and exhibits, get ready to discover the courage, teamwork and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation.
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-1944

Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses
The Hermann-Grima House and the Gallier House are an integral part of this historic district. Representing two distinctly different styles of architecture, these properties are important reflections of 19th-century New Orleans.

House of Broel's Victorian Mansion & Museums
Enter the magical wonderland of an extensive dollhouse collection that was personally designed and decorated by Bonnie Broel, artist, author and Polish Countess, over a period of fifteen years. 
2220 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 522-2220

Louisiana State Museum
New Orleans' most prominent heritage attraction is the Louisiana State Museum, a complex of national landmarks housing thousands of artifacts and works of art reflecting Louisiana's legacy of historic events and cultural diversity. The Museum operates five properties in the famous French Quarter: the Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 House, Old U.S. Mint and Madame John's Legacy.
(504) 568-6968

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an historic building within the Vieux Carre Historic District, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum showcases an extensive collection and provides educational programs to preserve the rich history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana.
514 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 565-8027

Louisiana's Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall
Confederate veterans of Louisiana founded Memorial Hall, also known as the Confederate Museum, in New Orleans in 1891 as a repository for their memorabilia from the War Between the States. These veterans and their families have donated more than 90 percent of the artifacts exhibited in Memorial Hall, which contains the second largest collection of Confederate memorabilia in the United States and is the oldest continually operating museum in Louisiana.
929 Camp Street 
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-4522

Longue Vue House and Gardens
Founded by local 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 interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages. As a National Historic Landmark and one of New Orleans' premier education and cultural resources, Longue Vue is open seven days a week to the public for tours of the home and gardens, special events and programs.
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 488-5488

Historic New Orleans Collection
Learn about the rich history and cultural heritage of the American Gulf South at the Historic New Orleans Collection museum and research center. With permanent exhibition spaces exploring the evolution of Louisiana and rotating exhibitions of history and fine art, the Historic New Orleans Collection offers an extensive exploration of local history and culture.
533 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-4662



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