List of museums in Louisiana

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This list of museums in Louisiana is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
1850 House New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house Part of the Louisiana State Museum, 1850s middle class period home
Abbeville Museum Abbeville Cajun Heartland Multiple website, local art, history and Acadian culture, operated by the Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance
Acadian Cultural Center Lafayette Cajun Heartland Culture Exhibits about the origins, migration, settlement, and contemporary culture of the Acadians and other local peoples, part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Acadian Village Lafayette Cajun Heartland Open air Includes an art gallery, doctor's museum, blacksmith shop and several Acadian houses
Acadiana Center for the Arts Lafayette Cajun Heartland Art website
Adai Indian Nation Culture Center Robeline Northwest Native American website
Adam Ponthieu Grocery Store & Big Bend Post Office Museum Moreauville Central History information, information
Addis Museum Addis Baton Rouge area Local history information
Alexandre Mouton House Lafayette Cajun Heartland Historic house information
Alexandria Museum of Art Alexandria Central Art Collections include contemporary Louisiana art and Northern Louisiana folk art
Alexandria T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum Alexandria Central Children's website
American Italian Renaissance Foundation New Orleans Greater New Orleans Ethnic website, history of Italian Americans in the Southeast and their contributions
Amistad Research Center at Tulane University New Orleans Greater New Orleans Art website, African American art and African art
Amite City Museum Amite Baton Rouge area Local history information
Andonie Museum Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Sports website, history of sports at Louisiana State University
Angola Museum Angola Baton Rouge area Prison History of the Louisiana State Penitentiary
Arna Bontemps African American Museum Alexandria Central African American Restored childhood home of poet Arna Bontemps, renowned as one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance
Ark-La-Tex Mardi Gras Museum Bossier City Northwest Amusement website, history of Mardi Gras in Louisiana, costumes and floats
The Arsenal (New Orleans) New Orleans Greater New Orleans Local history website, part of the Louisiana State Museum, changing exhibits of Louisiana history and culture
Audubon Insectarium MP - Insectarium 1.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Natural history Insect information and live insects
Audubon State Historic Site St. Francisville Baton Rouge area Historic house Features the late Federal Period (1790–1830) Oakley Plantation, where artist John James Audubon stayed in 1821
Autrey House Museum Dubach Northwest Historic house information, 1849 dogtrot log house
Backstreet Cultural Museum TremeBackstreet.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans African American Cultural traditions and institutions of African-American culture in New Orleans, in particular Mardi Gras Indians, Jazz Funerals and Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
Baker Heritage Museum Baker Baton Rouge area History Information
Barnwell Garden & Art Center Shreveport Northwest Art website
Baton Rouge Gallery Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Art Contemporary art
Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum Houma Baton Rouge area Natural history website
Beauregard Museum DeRidder Southwest Local history website, information, includes the {http://www.library.beau.org/museum/doll.html Lois Loftin Doll Museum] with over 3000 dolls
Beauregard-Keyes House New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house 1860s period home with collection of antique dolls and tea pots
Bernice Depot Museum Bernice Northwest Railroad website
Biedenharn Museum and Gardens Monroe Northeast Multiple Includes the Biedenharn mansion, Coca-Cola Museum, Bible Museum and gardens
Bienville Depot Museum Arcadia Central Local history website, local history and art exhibits
Bishop Martin Museum Natchitoches Central Religious website, historic artifacts from the early days of the Diocese of Alexandria
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge Monroe Northeast Natural history Visitor center exhibits about the wildlife and ecosystems of the refuge, also live animals
Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum Gibsland Northwest Biographical website, gangsters Bonnie & Clyde
Brimstone Museum Sulphur Southwest Local history website, housed in a depot, also changing art exhibits
Butler Greenwood Plantation St. Francisville Baton Rouge area Historical house
The Cabildo Cabildo9Jul07SousaphoneFront.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans History Operated by the Louisiana State Museum, site of the Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremonies in 1803, exhibits on the history and culture of Louisiana and its ethnic groups
Cajun Music Hall Of Fame & Museum Eunice Cajun Heartland Music website, includes cajun musical instruments, records and albums of cajun sounds, hall of fame
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Lake Charles Southwest Natural history Visitor center features exhibits on the birds, wildlife and ecosystems found in the refuge
Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery and Museum Tangipahoa Baton Rouge area Military American Civil War Confederate training base and principal base of operations in eastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi
Canary Islanders Cultural Museum Houma Baton Rouge area Historic house website
CARTE Museum Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Local history Dedicated to the preservation of original maps and atlases
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Lafayette Cajun Heartland Religious Includes the Cathedral Museum with exhibits about the history of the cathedral and the parish
Centenary State Historic Site West Wing 04.jpg Jackson Baton Rouge area Education Restored buildings of the former Centenary College, exhibits about early education in Louisiana, Civil War medicine, and local history
Charenton Heritage Museum Charenton Cajun Heartland Local history website
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana Monroe Northeast Aerospace website, located at Monroe Regional Airport (Louisiana), history of WW II Selman Army Airfield, General Claire Lee Chennault, historic aircraft and memorabilia
Children's Museum (Lake Charles, Louisiana) Lake Charles Southwest Children's website
Children's Museum of Acadiana Lafayette Cajun Heartland Children's website
Chitimacha Museum Charenton Cajun Heartland Native American website information
Civil and Korean War Naval Museum Arcadia Central Military information
Collinswood Museum Ponchatoula Baton Rouge area Local history website information
Confederate Memorial Hall CivilWarMusCampSt30Nov07.JPG New Orleans Greater New Orleans Military History and artifacts from the Confederate States of America and the American Civil War
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans CACCampSt30Nov07.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Art website
Cottonport Museum Cottonport Cajun Heartland Local history information
Coushatta Indian Museum Elton Southwest Native American website, information
Creole Heritage Folklife Center Opelousas Cajun Heartland African American website
Crystal Rice Heritage Farm Crowley Cajun Heartland Multiple website, working rice farm tour, includes Blue Rose Museum, a Creole cottage with decorative collectibles, and Salmon's Classic Car Garage with vintage automobiles
Degas House New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house website, house where artist Edgar Degas resided and worked from 1872–1873
DeFosse Home Mansura Central Historic house information
Delta Music Museum Delta Music Museum, Ferriday, LA IMG 1184.JPG Ferriday Central Music Local musicians
Destrehan Plantation Destrehan Manor House 20070706.jpg Destrehan Greater New Orleans Historic house Antebellum plantation home with costumed interpreters depicting historic crafts and life
DeQuincy Railroad Museum DeQuincy Southwest Railroad information, information
Diboll Art Gallery New Orleans Greater New Orleans Art website, part of Loyola University New Orleans, also known as the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery and Visual Arts Center
Dorcheat Historical Association Museum Dorcheat Museum in Minden, LA IMG 0912.JPG Minden Northwest Local history 19th and 20th century local history and culture
Eddie G. Robinson Museum Grambling Northwest Biographical website, Grambling State University football coach Eddie G. Robinson
E. D. White Historic Site Thibodaux Greater New Orleans Historic house Operated by the Louisiana State Museum, 19th century residence of two major Louisiana politicians
Eighth Air Force Museum Bossier City Northwest Aerospace Located on Barksdale Air Force Base, features military aircraft and historical artifacts
Enchanted Mansion Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Toy website, antique and collectible modern dolls
Eunice Museum Eunice Cajun Heartland Local history website, located in an old depot
Evergreen Plantation Wallace Baton Rouge area Historic house Mid 19th century plantation including 22 slave quarters, open by appointment
Fairview-Riverside State Park Madisonville Baton Rouge area Historic house website, includes Otis House Museum
Fort Jackson, Louisiana Fort Jckson.JPG Plaquemines Parish Baton Rouge area Military Early 19th century fort that was a battle site in the American Civil War.
Fort Jesup State Historic Site Many Central Military Fort used to protect the United States border with Spain in the early 19th century
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site Natchitoches Central Military Restored 18th century military outpost and commercial trade center
Frogmore Plantation Ferriday Central Open air website, 1,800-acre (7.3 km2) working cotton plantation with restored antebellum farm buildings
Gallier House GallierHouseBelowA.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house 1850s period house
Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum New Orleans Greater New Orleans Amusement website, part of Arnaud's restaurant, collection of Carnival court gowns, costumes and other memorabilia
Germantown Colony and Museum MVI 2599 Countess' House at Germantown.jpg Minden Northwest History 19th century Harmony Society site
GOSH Museum Slidell Greater New Orleans Local history website
Grandmother’s Buttons St. Francisville Baton Rouge area Commodity website, store and museum with antique buttons and fasteners
Greenwood Plantation (Louisiana) St. Francisville Baton Rouge area Historic house website
Gretna Historical Society Museum Gretna Greater New Orleans Open air website, includes local history exhibits, 19th century period Creole cottage, fire hall, blacksmith shop, caboose museum
Grevemberg House Museum Franklin Cajun Heartland Historic house website, mid-19th century period antebellum townhouse
Gueydan Museum Gueydan Cajun Heartland Local history website
Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum Herbert S. Ford Museum in Homer, LA IMG 0863.JPG Homer Northwest Local history website
Hermann-Grima House HermannGrimaJune08A.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house 1830-1860s period Creole house
Hermione Museum Tallulah Northwest Local history information, includes exhibit on Madam C. J. Walker
Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center Lake Charles Southwest Art website, city's public art gallery
Historic Donaldsonville Museum Donaldsonville Baton Rouge area Local history website, antiques and memorabilia
Historic New Orleans Collection MerieultHouse.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Multiple Includes museum with exhibits about the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region, and the 1940-1950s period Williams Residence
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens The Houmas 01.jpg Darrow Baton Rouge area Historic house Mid 19th century plantation house and buildings
Iberville Museum Plaquemine Baton Rouge area Local history website
Imperial Calcasieu Museum Lake Charles Southwest Multiple website, local art and history
Independence Italian Cultural Museum Independence Baton Rouge area Ethnic information, open by appointment
International Petroleum Museum and Exposition Morgan City Cajun Heartland Industry website, also known as the Rig Museum, offshore oil and gas industry
Isaiah Garrett Law Office Monroe Northeast Historic site website, open by appointment, 1840s period law office
J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center Shreveport Northwest Maritime website, history along the Red River and the works of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jackson Barracks Military Museum New Orleans Greater New Orleans Military Official museum of the Louisiana National Guard located in the Jackson Barracks Complex
Jackson Parish Heritage Museum Jonesboro Northeast Local history information, information
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Chalmette Greater New Orleans Military Chalmette Battlefield visitor center, exhibits about the Battle of New Orleans
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve New Orleans Greater New Orleans Culture French Quarter Visitor Center, history and traditions of the city and the delta region
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Thibodaux Greater New Orleans Culture Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
Jeanerette Museum Jeanerette Southwest Local history information, includes exhibits on area sugar cane and cypress industries
Jim Bowie Display & Museum Opelousas Cajun Heartland Biographical website
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Shreveport Northwest Multiple Features changing exhibits of history, art and culture from its collections
Kent Plantation House Alexandria Central Historic house Features French, Spanish and American cultural influences
Kentwood Museum Kentwood Baton Rouge area Local history website information
Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium Lafayette Cajun Heartland Natural history website
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum Madisonville Baton Rouge area Maritime website, maritime history of Lake Pontchartrain Basin, the lower Mississippi River Valley, and the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, including boats, canals, lighthouses and Civil War history
Laura Plantation LauraPlanationHouse.jpg Vacherie Baton Rouge area Historic house 19th century Créole-style big house and outbuildings, including six slave quarters
Laurel Valley Village Museum and Country Store Thibodaux Greater New Orleans Open air information
Leatherwood Museum Oakdale Southwest Local history Local history, culture, agriculture and timber industries
Le Vieux Village Opelousas Cajun Heartland Open air website
Lincoln Parish Museum Ruston Northeast Historic house website, also known as the Kidd-Davis House
Log Cabin Museum Shongaloo Northwest History information, information 19th century Harmony Society site
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site St. Martinville Cajun Heartland Open air Includes a reproduction 1800 period Acadian farmstead with outbuildings, and the 1815 Maison Olivier plantation home
Longue Vue House and Gardens LongueVue5Jan07BackC.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house 20th century estate and gardens
Louisiana Art and Science Museum IC333.JPG Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Multiple Art, science, astronomy, natural history
Louisiana Children's Museum New Orleans Greater New Orleans Children's website
Louisiana Governor's Mansion LAGovMansion.JPG Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Historic house 1963 official residence of the Governor of Louisiana
Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum Abbeville Cajun Heartland Military website, focus is World War II, opening November 2009
Louisiana History Museum Louisiana history museum.jpg Alexandria Central History State and local history
Louisiana Maneuvers and Military Museum Pineville Central Military website, located at Camp Beauregard
Louisiana Military Museum Ruston Northeast Military information
Louisiana Museum of Natural History Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Natural history Part of Louisiana State University, exhibits in the Textile and Costume Museum, and the Museum of Natural Science
Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame Former depot in Winnfield, LA MVI 2719.jpg Winnfield Central History Important Louisiana politicians and memorabilia
Louisiana State Archive and Research Library Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Art Changing displays from its collections
Louisiana State Capitol Louisiana State Capitol Building.jpg Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area History website
Louisiana State Cotton Museum Louisiana State Cotton Museum in Lake Providence, LA IMG 7379.JPG Lake Providence Northeast Agriculture website, 7-acre (28,000 m2) Museum complex includes planter's house, sharecropper's cabin, outhouse, commissary, general store, church, and museum exhibit hall
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport IMG 3348.JPG Shreveport Northwest History website, Louisiana history and culture
Louisiana State Museum New Orleans Greater New Orleans Multiple Operates The Cabildo, New Orleans Mint, The Presbytère, The Arsenal and Madame John's Legacy
Louisiana State Museum – Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Multiple Exhibits on Louisiana history, industry and culture
Louisiana State Museum – Patterson Patterson Cajun Heartland Multiple Exhibits on aviation and the cypress lumber industry
Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum Oil City Northwest Industry website, exhibits include area oil and gas industry, Caddo Indians
Louisiana Telephone Pioneer Museum Jennings Southwest Technology information, also known as the Children's Telephone Museum, located in the same building as the W. H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum
LSU Galleries Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Art website, operated by Louisiana State University, the Glassell Gallery is located at the Shaw Center for the Arts, and the Foster Gallery is on campus
LSU Museum of Art Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Art website, operated by Louisiana State University at the Shaw Center for the Arts
LSU Pioneer Heritage Center Shreveport Northwest Living website, open by appointment, operated by Louisiana State University
LSU Rural Life Museum Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Open air Includes 19th century plantation buildings, examples of different Louisiana buildings, and a barn with tools, household items and antique equipment
Madame John's Legacy MadamJohnsLegacyLakeward1.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house Operated by the Louisiana State Museum, late 18th century Colonial home
Magnolia Mound Plantation Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Historic house Early 19th century plantation house and outbuildings
Magnolia Plantation Derry Central Open air Part of Cane River Creole National Historical Park, mid 19th century plantation
Maison Jean Marie Laran Museum Ville Platte Cajun Heartland Local history information
Mansfield State Historic Site Confederate cannon at Mansfield Historic Site IMG 2436.JPG Mansfield Northwest Military Museum and preserved site of the American Civil War Battle of Mansfield
Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu Lake Charles Southwest Amusement information, Mardi Gras costumes
Marksville State Historic Site Marksville Central Archaeology Prehistoric Indian mounds and museum
Martin Homeplace Museum Columbia Northeast Living information
Masur Museum of Art Monroe Northeast Art Visual arts
Meadows Museum of Art Shreveport Northwest Art website, part of Centenary College
Melrose Plantation Melrose Central Historic house 1830s plantation built by and for free blacks
Merryville Museum Merryville Southwest Local history website, information
Mooringsport Mini Museum Mooringsport Northwest Local history website, photographs, paintings, prints and artifacts of local history
Multicultural Center of the South Shreveport Northwest Culture Includes art and cultural exhibits from many cultures
Musée Conti Historical Wax Museum New Orleans Greater New Orleans Wax website
Musée Rosette Rochon New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house website
Museum of Political History Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area History Housed in the Old Louisiana State Capitol, exhibits on Louisiana's political history
Museum of the American Cocktail New Orleans Greater New Orleans Food Part of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in the Riverwalk Marketplace, features history of mixed drinks and bartending memorabilia
Museum of the Acadian Memorial St. Martinville Cajun Heartland Ethnic website, Acadian culture and migration to Louisiana
Museum of West Louisiana Leesville Southwest Open air information, information, complex includes the 1917 Kansas City Southern Railway Depot, railroad section house, shotgun house, 1850s dogtrot house, and pioneer style barn
Myrtles Plantation Myrtles Plantation Louisiana.jpg St. Francisville Baton Rouge area Historic house 1796 plantation bed and breakfast open for tours
National Hansen's Disease Museum Carville Greater New Orleans Medical Former sugar plantation and leprosy hospital
National Seelos Shrine New Orleans Greater New Orleans Religious website, shrine and museum about Francis Xavier Seelos
National World War II Museum DDayMuseumOnCamp30Nov07.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Military Focus is the United States' contribution to victory in World War II and the Battle of Normandy
Newcomb Art Gallery New Orleans Greater New Orleans Art Part of the Woldenberg Art Center at Tulane University, decorative arts collection of crafts produced at Newcomb College from the late 19th through the early 20th century
New Orleans African American Museum MeilleurGoldthwaiteHouseFrontB.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans African American African American art, history and culture
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum New Orleans Greater New Orleans Religious website, history and folklore of rituals, zombies, gris-gris, Voodoo Queens
New Orleans Fire Department Museum New Orleans Greater New Orleans Firefighting website, open by appointment
New Orleans Mint NO Mint Portico.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Numismatic Part of the Louisiana State Museum, currently closed
New Orleans Museum of Art NOMAReopeningDayDelgadoFascade.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Art Collections include French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum PharmacyMuseumNOLAShelvesOctal.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Medical website, includes 19th-century pharmacy and medical artifacts, a 19th-century physician’s study, a spectacle collection, homeopathic remedies, dental instruments and medical memorabilia
Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum Monroe Northeast Children's website
Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum Monroe Northeast African American website
Nottoway Plantation Nottoway plantation wc.jpg White Castle Baton Rouge area Historic House 1859 plantation mansion
Oak Alley Plantation OakAlleyacp.jpg Vacherie Baton Rouge area Historic house 19th century sugar cane plantation
Oakland Plantation Natchitoches Central Open air Part of Cane River Creole National Historical Park
Oaklawn Manor Franklin Cajun Heartland Historic house Mid 19th century plantation mansion
Ogden Museum of Southern Art LeeCircle30Nov07OgdenCircleAnnex.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Art Visual arts and culture of the American South
Old Arsenal Museum Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Military website, exhibits about historic powder magazine and the history of the State Capitol grounds
Old Courthouse Museum Natchitoches Central Multiple Part of the Louisiana State Museum, changing exhibits of Louisiana art, history and culture
Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Historic house Modeled after the White House
Old Ursuline Convent Chartres14Jan2008UrsulineConvent.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Religious 18th century convent
Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center Opelousas Cajun Heartland Local history website
Opelousas Museum of Art Opelousas Cajun Heartland Art website
Ouachita River Art Gallery West Monroe Northeast Art website
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum Ul art museum.jpg Lafayette Cajun Heartland Art Part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, collection includes 18th through 21st century European, Asian and American art
Pentagon Barracks Museum Batton Rouge Baton Rouge Military History of the early 19th century fort
Pitot House PitotHouseBayouStJohn.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house Early 19th century period house
Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site Plaquemine Baton Rouge area Transportation Historic canal lock and lockhouse museum
Pointe Coupee Parish Museum New Roads Baton Rouge area Historic house information, information
Port Allen Railroad Depot Port Allen Baton Rouge area Transportation information A museum depicting the life of railroad workers in the 1940s.
Port Hudson State Historic Site Port Hudson Baton Rouge area Military Museum and site of the longest siege in American history during the American Civil War from May 23 through July 9, 1863
Poverty Point State Historic Site Pioneer Northeast Archaeology Prehistoric mounds and museum
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center Eunice Cajun Heartland Culture Includes Cajun history, language, music, architecture, clothing, religion, cuisine and farming, part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
The Presbytère Presbytere9JulyA.jpg New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic Site Part of the Louisiana State Museum, features changing exhibits of New Orleans history and culture
Ragley Museum Ragley Baton Rouge area Local history information
Rebel State Historic Site Marthaville Central Music Country and folk music performers, history and instruments
Republic of West Florida Museum Jackson Baton Rouge area Local history website, includes Civil War and military artifacts, antique cars, planes and carriages, Antebellum furnishings, ship models, wildlife, and musical instruments
River Road African American Museum Donaldsonville Baton Rouge area African American History, culture and contributions of African Americans in Louisiana
Rivertown (Louisiana) Kenner Greater New Orleans Multiple website, 16 block historic district that includes the Mardi Gras Museum, Louisiana Toy Train Museum, Science Complex, Cannes Brûlée Native American Museum and Kenner Heritage Park
Robert Gentry Museum Many Central History information, eclectic collections
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site Rosedown Plantation 2008.jpg St. Francisville Baton Rouge area Historic house 19th century plantation
R. W. Norton Art Gallery Shreveport Northwest Art Collection includes American and European fine art, sculpture and decorative arts
San Francisco Plantation St. John the Baptist Parish Baton Rouge area Historic house 1850s period plantation house
Schepis Museum Columbia Northeast Multiple website, local art and history
Sci-Port Shreveport Northwest Science website
Shadows-on-the-Teche New Iberia Cajun Heartland Historic house 19th century plantation home and gardens, operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Simmesport Fishing Industry Museum Simmesport Central Maritime information, information
Slidell Cultural Center Slidell Greater New Orleans Multiple website, changing exhibits of art, history and science
Slidell Museum Slidell Greater New Orleans Local history website
Snyder Museum Bastrop Northeast History website, local history, arts center
South Beauregard Museum Longville Baton Rouge area Local history information
Southdown Plantation House Houma Baton Rouge area Local history website, 19th-century sugar manor house and home to the Terrebonne Museum with exhibits of local history, period displays and Native American culture
Southern Food and Beverage Museum New Orleans Greater New Orleans Food Exhibits include the food and traditions of Louisiana, sugar, TV food pioneer Lena Richards, Acadian history and culture, fishing and natural history of the Gulf of Mexico, corn, community cookbooks
Southern Forest Heritage Museum Long Leaf Central Industry website, lumber industry, features 57-acre (230,000 m2) complete sawmill facility with steam-powered logging and milling equipment
Southern University Museum of Art Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Art website, operated by Southern University, African and African American art
Spring Street Historical Museum Shreveport Northwest Local history website
St. James Culture and Heritage Center St. James Greater New Orleans Local history website, look under Culture
St. Joseph Plantation Vacherie Baton Rouge area Historic house 19th century plantation
St. Martinville Cultural Heritage Center St. Martinville Cajun Heartland Multiple website, includes the African American Museum and the Museum of the Acadian Memorial
Stage of Stars Museum Shreveport Northwest Media website, stars who have performed at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Stagecoach Trail Museum Gibsland Northwest Local history website, operated by the Mount Lebanon Historical Society
Stephens African American Museum Shreveport Northwest African American website
Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum Hammond Baton Rouge area African American
Tee Joe Gonzales Museum Gonzales Baton Rouge area Historic house information, open by appointment
Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum Haughton Northwest Natural history information, mounted animal dioramas
Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Museum Marksville Central Native American website, planned museum
UCM Museum Abita Springs Baton Rouge area Art website, folk art and artistic displays of unusual collections
ULM Museum of Natural History Monroe Northeast Natural history website, part of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, focus is the natural history of North Louisiana
USS Kidd & Veterans Memorial USS Kidd (DD-661) Baton Rouge.jpg Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Maritime Fletcher class destroyer museum ship
Varnado Store Museum Franklinton Baton Rouge area Local history website
Vermilionville Lafayette Cajun Heartland Living website, Cajun/Creole heritage and folklife park recreates life in the Acadiana area between 1765 and 1890
Vivian Railroad Station Museum Vivian Northwest Local history information, information
W. H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum Jennings Southwest History website, 20th century general store with household and local cultural items and antiques, antique toys, Coushatta pine needle baskets
Washington Museum and Tourist Information Washington Baton Rouge area Local history information
Welsh Museum Welsh Southwest Local history information
West Baton Rouge Museum Port Allen Baton Rouge area Multiple website, includes the 1830s period Aillet House, plantation and shotgun cabins, local history displays
West Feliciana Historical Society Museum St. Francisville Baton Rouge area Local history website
Westwego Historical Museum Westwego Greater New Orleans Local history website
Winter Quarters State Historic Site Winter Quarters, Photo 2 IMG 1260.JPG Newellton Northeast Historic house Antebellum period cotton plantation house
Zachary Historic Village Zachary Baton Rouge area Open air website
Zigler Museum Jennings Southwest Art Includes major movements in art from the Middle Ages to the present

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