New Orleans Museums
Historic New Orleans Collection has galleries with permanent exhibitions, such as "Louisiana: Its Sites and Citizens" and guided tours of the collections. The Collection also has exhibits on Royal Street that change every few months and an 1889 townhouse that was owned by the family that founded the collection.
This wax museum features life sized historical figures including Napoleon, jazz legends, and the group signing the Declaration of Independence.
Representing approximately 40 artists, this gallery features studio glass artwork. This is the only gallery of its type in the French Quarter.
Located in the Warehouse District of New Orleans in a former 1856 brewery. It was decided to put this museum in New Orleans to honour Andrew Higgins, the man who designed the boats which landed the soldiers on the beach on D-Day.
The Historic Voodoo Museum features a voodoo shop and tour center that focus on voodoo religion and culture that was practicied and continues to be practiced by New Orleans residents from the 1800's on.
Built in the aftermath of the War of 1812, this fort was originally to protect New Orleans from invasion by sea. The citadel in the center of the fort was burned twice, leaving a brick shell. There is a museum and picnic area.
Dedicated to reporting and valuing the importance of pharmacists throughout American history, the New Orleans Historical Pharmacy Museum features many exhibits. This site was once owned by one of the first licensed pharmacists in the US, Louis J. Dufilho, Jr.; pharmacy was practiced here as far back as 1816.
Located in the New Orleans City Park, the museum was built through private donations of money and art, and has expanded several times since being built in 1911. There are 46 galleries with permanent collections, as well as hosting traveling collections.
This National Historic Landmark was built on the site of the residence of the Capuchin monks. It was designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, and financed by philanthropist Don Andres Almonester y Roxas.
Due to Hurricane Katrina, this property is temporaily closed. The gift shop remains open with limited hours. Built in 1850 by the daughter of Spanish colonial landowner Don Andres Almonester y Roxas, this National Historic Landmark consists of the Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings in Jackson Square. The 1850 House is furnished with domestic goods and period arts, providing a glimpse of middle-class family life during one of New Orleans' most prosperous periods. A gift shop is located on site.
A number of interesting artefacts are on display at this museum, including torture devices, exotic carvings from the Orient and Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination car. Children six and under are admitted for free.
A collection of nine historic properties in Natchitoches, Thibodaux, Patterson, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Louisiana State Museum exhibits numerous exhibits that reflect the events and culture of Louisiana. The properties include The Cabildo, The Presbytere, The Arsenal, the Old US Mint, madame John's Legacy, 1850 House, Louisiana State Museum - Patterson, Old Courthouse Museum Natchitoches and E.D. White Historic Site.
A learning museum with hands-on exhibits for the kids to touch and play with, and there are also organized activities such as woodworking lessons and art tours.
The Chez Vodun Voodoo Museum houses a collection of voodoo related artifacts. Tours are offered daily.
This center's first phase wil feature the world of insects, especially those native to Louisiana. Located in the US Customs building.
The Cabildo, the flagship building of Louisiana State Museum, was built in the late 18th century as the seat of the Spanish Municipal government in New Orleans. The building also served as the home of the Louisiana Supreme Court before becoming the home of the Louisiana State Museum in 1911.
Located on the 1769 Spanish Arsenal grounds, this National Historic Landmark marks the site of the Battle of Liberty Place, where the Metropolitan Police of New Orleans fought against the Crescent City White League. The building now houses an exhibit exploring coffee trade and the port of New Orleans, as well as an exhibit about boats and the Mississippi River.
This is a manuscripts library specializing in African Americans. They also have documentation of Native Americans and other ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Thousands of Civil War artefacts are on display at the Confederate Memorial Hall in New Orleans. Collections at this museum include 125 original battle flags, uniforms of several Confederate officers and rare Confederate weapons.
Established in 1990, this temple focuses on the tradition of West African Voodoo practices in New Orleans. The shop next door sell Voodoo trinkets, dolls and a couple of spells as well.
Due to Hurricane Katrina, this building received extensive damage and is closed until further notice. The Old U.S. Mint Museum, part of the Louisiana State Museum, is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1835, this building served as both a U.S. and confederate Mint. Although the building is no longer in use as a Mint, it is now occupied by several changing exhibit spaces and the Jazz Collection, which features memorabilia and instruments played by prominent artists.
Marie Laveau House of Voodoo
Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, had a house on Bourbon Street which is still standing today. This scary shop is home to many oddities from potions and charms to a Voodoo merman. This may be one of those places one has to see to believe.