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 Town/City Parish Region Type Summary
1850 House New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house Part of the Louisiana State Museum, 1850s middle class period home
Abbeville Museum Abbeville Vermilion Cajun Heartland Multiple website, local art, history and Acadian culture, operated by the Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance
Abita Mystery House Abita Springs St. Tammany Baton Rouge area Art Folk art and artistic displays of unusual collections, also known as the UCM Museum
Acadian Cultural Center Lafayette 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 Museum Erath Vermilion Cajun Heartland Local history website, Acadian heritage and Cajun people of Louisiana
Acadian Village Lafayette Lafayette Cajun Heartland Open air Includes an art gallery, doctor's museum, blacksmith shop and several Acadian houses
Acadiana Center for the Arts Lafayette Lafayette Cajun Heartland Art website
Adai Indian Nation Culture Center Robeline Natchitoches Northwest Native American website
Adam Ponthieu Grocery Store & Big Bend Post Office Museum Moreauville Avoyelles Central History [1]
Addis Museum Addis West Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Local history [2]
Alexandre Mouton House Lafayette Lafayette Cajun Heartland Historic house 19th-century home of 9th Governor and first Democratic Governor of Louisiana Alexandre Mouton
Alexandria Museum of Art Alexandria Rapides Central Art Collections include contemporary Louisiana art and Northern Louisiana folk art
Alexandria T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum Alexandria Rapides Central Children's website
American Italian Museum New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Ethnic History of Italian Americans in the Southeast and their contributions
Andonie Museum Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Sports website, history of sports at Louisiana State University
Angola Museum Angola West Feliciana Baton Rouge area Prison History of the Louisiana State Penitentiary
Ansel M. Stroud, Jr. Military History and Weapons Museum New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Military Official museum of the Louisiana National Guard located in the Jackson Barracks Complex, formerly known as the Jackson Barracks Military Museum
Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions Shreveport Caddo Northwest Sports Located in the foyer of the Shreveport Convention Center[3]
The Arsenal (New Orleans) New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Local history Part of the Louisiana State Museum, changing exhibits of Louisiana history and culture
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Natural history Insect information and live insects
Audubon State Historic Site St. Francisville West Feliciana 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 Lincoln Northwest Historic house 1849 dogtrot log house, owned by the Lincoln Parish Museum[4]
Backstreet Cultural Museum New Orleans 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 East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area History website, operated by the City
Barataria Museum Jean Lafitte Jefferson Greater New Orleans Local history website, local history, life of pirate Jean Lafitte, culture of area wetland dwellers, coastal environment including erosion, natural and man-made disasters[5]
Barksdale Global Power Museum Bossier City Bossier Northwest Aerospace Located on Barksdale Air Force Base, features military aircraft and historical artifacts, formerly the Eighth Air Force Museum
Baton Rouge Gallery Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Art Contemporary art
Bayou Lacombe Rural Museum Lacombe St. Tammany Baton Rouge area Local history [6][7][8]
Bayou Teche Museum New Iberia Iberia Southwest Local history website, displays about area history, culture, food and music
Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum Houma Terrebonne Baton Rouge area Local history website, industries, traditions and personal stories
Beauregard Parish Museum DeRidder Beauregard Southwest Local history Located in a former railroad depot, includes the Lois Loftin Doll Museum with over 3000 dolls[9][10]
Beauregard-Keyes House New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house 1860s period home with collection of antique dolls and tea pots
Bernice Depot Museum Bernice Union Northwest Railroad website
Biedenharn Museum and Gardens Monroe Ouachita Northeast Multiple Includes the Biedenharn mansion, Coca-Cola Museum, Bible Museum and gardens
Bienville Depot Museum Arcadia Bienville Central Local history Local history and art exhibits[11]
Bishop Martin Museum Natchitoches Natchitoches Central Religious Historic artifacts from the early days of the Diocese of Alexandria, adjacent to the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception[12]
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge Monroe Ouachita Northeast Natural history Visitor center exhibits about the wildlife and ecosystems of the refuge, also live animals
Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum Gibsland Bienville Northwest Biographical website, history of gangsters Bonnie & Clyde[13][14]
Bossier Parish Library Historical Center Bossier City Bossier Northwest Local history website, adjacent to the Bossier Central Library
Brimstone Museum Sulphur Calcasieu Southwest Local history website, housed in a depot, also changing art exhibits
Butler Greenwood Plantation St. Francisville West Feliciana Baton Rouge area Historical house
The Cabildo New Orleans 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 Eunice Acadia Cajun Heartland Music website, includes Cajun musical instruments, records and albums of Cajun sounds, hall of fame, operated by the Cajun French Music Association
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Cameron Cameron Southwest Natural history Visitor center features exhibits on the birds, wildlife and ecosystems found in the refuge
Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery and Museum Tangipahoa 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 Terrebonne Baton Rouge area Historic house website
Capt. Fletcher E. Adams 357th Fighter Group Museum Ida Caddo Northwest Military website, history and memorabilia of the 357th Fighter Group
Capitol Park Museum Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Multiple Exhibits on Louisiana history, industry and culture, branch of the Louisiana State Museum
CARTE Museum Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Local history Dedicated to the preservation of original maps and atlases
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Lafayette Lafayette Cajun Heartland Religious Includes the Cathedral Museum with exhibits about the history of the cathedral and the parish
Centenary State Historic Site Jackson East Feliciana Baton Rouge area Education Restored buildings of the former Centenary College, exhibits about early education in Louisiana, Civil War medicine, and local history
Central School Arts & Humanities Center Lake Charles Calcasieu Southwest Art Houses arts organizations including the Arts Council of SWLA, several non-profit gallery spaces[15][16] and the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu[17]
Charenton Heritage Museum Charenton St. Mary Cajun Heartland Local history [18][19]
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana Monroe Ouachita Northeast Aerospace website, located at Monroe Regional Airport (Louisiana), history of WW II Selman Army Airfield, General Claire Lee Chennault, historic aircraft and memorabilia
The Children's Museum Lake Charles Calcasieu Southwest Children's website
Children's Museum of Acadiana Lafayette Lafayette Cajun Heartland Children's website
Chitimacha Museum Charenton St. Mary Cajun Heartland Native American website, heritage and culture of the Chitimacha
Collinswood Museum Ponchatoula Tangipahoa Baton Rouge area Local history website
Confederate Memorial Hall New Orleans 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 New Orleans Greater New Orleans Art Multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center
Cottonport Museum Cottonport Avoyelles Cajun Heartland Local history Includes exhibits on area cotton farming[20]
Covington Trailhead Museum Covington St. Tammany Baton Rouge area Local history [21]
Creole Heritage Folklife Center Opelousas St. Landry Cajun Heartland African American [22][23]
Crystal Rice Plantation Crowley Acadia 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 New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house website, house where artist Edgar Degas resided and worked from 1872–1873
DeFosse Home Mansura Avoyelles Central Historic house French Colonial style home, open by appointment[24]
Delta Music Museum Ferriday Concordia Central Music Local musicians
Destrehan Plantation Destrehan St. Charles Greater New Orleans Historic house Antebellum plantation home with costumed interpreters depicting historic crafts and life
DeQuincy Railroad Museum DeQuincy Calcasieu Southwest Railroad website, railroad-related artifacts from the Kansas City Southern, Missouri Pacific, and Union Pacific Railroads
DeQuincy Town Hall Museum DeQuincy Calcasieu Southwest Local history [25][26]
Diboll Art Gallery New Orleans 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 Minden Webster Northwest Local history 19th and 20th century local history and culture
Eddie G. Robinson Museum Grambling Lincoln Northwest Biographical website, Grambling State University football coach Eddie G. Robinson
E. D. White Historic Site Thibodaux Lafourche Greater New Orleans Historic house Operated by the Louisiana State Museum, 19th century residence of two major Louisiana politicians
Enchanted Mansion Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Toy website, antique and collectible modern dolls, open by appointment
Eunice Depot Museum Eunice Acadia Cajun Heartland Local history Located in an old depot[27]
Evergreen Plantation Wallace St. John the Baptist Baton Rouge area Historic house Mid 19th century plantation including 22 slave quarters, open by appointment
Fairview-Riverside State Park Madisonville St. Tammany Baton Rouge area Historic house Includes Otis House Museum
Fort Jackson, Louisiana Port Sulphur 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 Sabine 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 Natchitoches Central Military Restored 18th century military outpost and commercial trade center
Frogmore Plantation Ferriday Concordia Central Open air website, 1,800-acre (7.3 km2) working cotton plantation with restored antebellum farm buildings
Gallier House New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house 1850s period house
Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum at Arnaud's New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Amusement Part of Arnaud's restaurant, collection of Carnival court gowns, costumes and other memorabilia
German-American Cultural Center and Museum Gretna Jefferson Greater New Orleans Ethnic website, German immigrant contributions to Louisiana's history and culture
Germantown Colony and Museum Minden Webster Northwest History 19th century Harmony Society site
GOSH Museum Slidell St. Tammany Greater New Orleans Local history Located in the restored Our Lady of Lourdes convent[6]
Grandmother’s Buttons St. Francisville West Feliciana Baton Rouge area Commodity website, store and museum with antique buttons and fasteners
Greenwood Plantation (Louisiana) St. Francisville West Feliciana Baton Rouge area Historic house website
Gretna Historical Society Museum Gretna Jefferson Greater New Orleans Open air website, complex includes local history exhibits, 19th century period Creole cottage, Louisiana State Fire Museum in a historic firehouse, blacksmith shop, caboose museum
Grevemberg House Museum Franklin St. Mary Cajun Heartland Historic house website, mid-19th century period antebellum townhouse
Gueydan Museum Gueydan Vermilion Cajun Heartland Local history website
H J Smith's Son General Store and Museum Covington St. Tammany Baton Rouge area History Historic general store and museum of local historic artifacts and oddities[21][28] [6]
Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum Homer Claiborne Northwest Local history
Hermann-Grima House New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house 1830-1860s period Creole house
Hermione Museum Tallulah Madison Northwest Local history information, operated by the Madison Historical Society, includes exhibit on Madam C. J. Walker
Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center Lake Charles Calcasieu Southwest Art website, city's public art gallery
Historic New Orleans Collection New Orleans 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 Darrow Ascension Baton Rouge area Historic house Mid 19th century plantation house and buildings
Iberville Museum Plaquemine Iberville Baton Rouge area Local history website
Imperial Calcasieu Museum Lake Charles Calcasieu Southwest Multiple website, local art and history
Independence Italian Cultural Museum Independence Tangipahoa Baton Rouge area Ethnic Open by appointment, area Italian culture and heritage[29]
International Petroleum Museum and Exposition Morgan City St. Mary Cajun Heartland Industry website, also known as the Rig Museum, offshore oil and gas industry, oil rig tours[30]
Isaiah Garrett Law Office Monroe Ouachita Northeast Historic site website, 1840s period law office, operated by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center Shreveport Caddo Northwest Maritime website, history along the Red River and the works of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jackson Parish Heritage Museum Jonesboro Jackson Northeast Local history website, operated by the Jackson Parish Museum & Fine Arts Association
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Chalmette St. Bernard Greater New Orleans Military Chalmette Battlefield visitor center, exhibits about the Battle of New Orleans
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Marrero Jefferson Natural history Barataria Preserve includes trails, visitor center displays about the ecology of the wetlands, the national importance of the area, and the relation between the land and its people
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve New Orleans 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 Lafourche Greater New Orleans Culture Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
Jeanerette Museum Jeanerette Iberia Southwest Local history website
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Shreveport Caddo Northwest Multiple Features changing exhibits of history, art and culture from its collections
Kent Plantation House Alexandria Rapides Central Historic house Features French, Spanish and American cultural influences
Kentwood Museum Kentwood Tangipahoa Baton Rouge area Local history website, features display about singerBritney Spears
Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Museum Bossier City Bossier Northwest Amusement website, history of Mardi Gras in Louisiana, costumes and floats
Lafayette Arts Association Gallery Lafayette Lafayette Cajun Heartland Art website
Lafayette Science Museum Lafayette Lafayette Cajun Heartland Science website, exhibits on space, geology, meteorites, planetarium, formerly the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum Madisonville St. Tammany 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 Vacherie St. James 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 Lafourche Greater New Orleans Open air Historic village and plantation within a modern sugar cane farm, general store with agriculture tools and displays
Leatherwood Museum Oakdale Allen Southwest Local history Local history, culture, agriculture and timber industries
Le Vieux Village Opelousas St. Landry Cajun Heartland Open air website, includes historic rural life buildings, Jim Bowie Museum, Louisiana Orphan Train Museum
Le Musee' De Kaplan Kaplan Vermilion Cajun Heartland Local history [31]
Lincoln Parish Museum Ruston Lincoln Northeast Historic house website, also known as the Kidd-Davis House, operated by the Lincoln Parish Museum & Historical Society
Log Cabin Museum Shongaloo Webster Northwest History [32]
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site St. Martinville St. Martin 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 New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house 20th century estate and gardens
Louisiana Art and Science Museum Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Multiple Art, science, astronomy, natural history
Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center Hammond Tangipahoa Baton Rouge area Children's website
Louisiana Children's Museum New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Children's website
Louisiana Governor's Mansion Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Historic house 1963 official residence of the Governor of Louisiana
Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum Abbeville Vermilion Cajun Heartland Military website, Louisiana veterans, focus is World War II, located at the Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial Airport
Louisiana History Museum Alexandria Rapides Central History State and local history
Louisiana Maneuvers and Military Museum Pineville Rapides Central Military website, located at Camp Beauregard, history of the Louisiana National Guard
Louisiana Military Museum Ruston Lincoln Northeast Military website
Louisiana Museum of Natural History Baton Rouge East 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 Orphan Train Museum Opelousas St. Landry Cajun Heartland History website, history of the Orphan Train riders from the New York Foundling Hospital to Louisiana between the years 1873 and 1929
Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame Winnfield Winn Central History Important Louisiana politicians and memorabilia
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum Natchitoches Natchitoches Central Sports Branch of the Louisiana State Museum, accomplishments by Louisiana athletes, coaches and sports stars
Louisiana State Archive and Research Library Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Art Changing displays from its collections
Louisiana State Capitol Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area History website
Louisiana State Cotton Museum Lake Providence East Carroll Northeast Agriculture website, 7-acre (28,000 m2)mMuseum complex includes planter's house, sharecropper's cabin, outhouse, commissary, general store, church, and museum exhibit hall
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum Shreveport Caddo Northwest History website, Louisiana history and culture
Louisiana State Museum New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Multiple Operates The Cabildo, New Orleans Mint, The Presbytère, The Arsenal and Madame John's Legacy
Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum Oil City Caddo Northwest Industry website, exhibits include area oil and gas industry, Caddo Indians
Louisiana Swamp Pop Museum Ville Platte Evangeline Cajun Heartland Local history Features Swamp pop memorabilia from the 1950s/1960s[33][34]
Louisiana Telephone Pioneer Museum Jennings Jefferson Davis Southwest Technology Also known as the Children's Telephone Museum, located in the same building as the W. H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum[35]
LSU Galleries Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Art website, operated by Louisiana State University, the Glassell Gallery is located at the Shaw Center for the Arts, the Foster Gallery is on campus in Foster Hall,[36] Union Art Gallery in the LSU Student Union[37]
LSU Museum of Art Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Art Operated by Louisiana State University at the Shaw Center for the Arts
LSU Pioneer Heritage Center Shreveport Caddo Northwest Open air website, open by appointment, operated by Louisiana State University
LSU Rural Life Museum Baton Rouge East 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 New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house Operated by the Louisiana State Museum, late 18th century Colonial home
Madisonville Museum Madisonville St. Tammany Baton Rouge area Local history Located in a historic courthouse[6]
Magnolia Mound Plantation Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Historic house Early 19th century plantation house and outbuildings
Magnolia Plantation Derry Natchitoches Central Open air Part of Cane River Creole National Historical Park, mid 19th century plantation
Maison Jean Marie Laran Museum Ville Platte Evangeline Cajun Heartland Local history Historic 1880s home filled with festival artefacts, period antiques and a collection of videos of persons born and raised in Evangeline Parish[38]
Mansfield Female College Museum Mansfield DeSoto Northwest Education website, history and memorabilia of the first women's institute of higher learning west of the Mississippi River
Mansfield State Historic Site Mansfield DeSoto Northwest Military Museum and preserved site of the American Civil War Battle of Mansfield
Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu Lake Charles Calcasieu Southwest Amusement website, Mardi Gras costumes, located inside the Central School Arts & Humanities Center
Marksville State Historic Site Marksville Avoyelles Central Archaeology Prehistoric Indian mounds and museum
Marlene Yu Museum Shreveport Caddo Northwest Art website, life and works of artist Marlene Tseng Yu
Martin Home Place Museum Columbia Caldwell Northeast Living Late 19th-century cotton plantation house with demonstrations of farm life[39]
Masur Museum of Art Monroe Ouachita Northeast Art Visual arts
Meadows Museum of Art Shreveport Caddo Northwest Art Part of Centenary College
McKenna Museum of African American Art New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Art website, exhibits of African Diasporan fine art
Melrose Plantation Melrose Natchitoches Central Historic house 1830s plantation built by and for free blacks
Merryville Museum Merryville Beauregard Southwest Local history website, operated by the Merryville Historical Society
Mooringsport Mini Museum Mooringsport Caddo Northwest Local history website, photographs, paintings, prints and artifacts of local history
Multicultural Center of the South Shreveport Caddo Northwest Culture Includes art and cultural exhibits from many cultures
Musée Conti Wax Museum New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Wax website, scenes of New Orleans history and culture
Musée de f.p.c. New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house website, mid 19th-century house with a focus on free people of color living in New Orleans
Musée Rosette Rochon New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house website, planned museum about the city's antebellum free Black population
Museum of Political History Baton Rouge East 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 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 St. Martin Cajun Heartland Ethnic website, Acadian culture and migration to Louisiana
Museum of West Louisiana Leesville Vernon Southwest Open air http://museumofwestla.com/ website], complex includes the 1917 Kansas City Southern Railway Depot, railroad section house, shotgun house, 1850s dogtrot house, and pioneer style barn
Myrtles Plantation St. Francisville West Feliciana Baton Rouge area Historic house 1796 plantation bed and breakfast open for tours
National Hansen's Disease Museum Carville Iberville Greater New Orleans Medical Former sugar plantation and leprosy hospital
National Seelos Shrine New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Religious website, shrine and museum about Francis Xavier Seelos
National World War II Museum New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Military Focus is the United States' contribution to victory in World War II and the Battle of Normandy
New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Maritime Operated by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, reconstructed lighthouse and museum
Newcomb Art Gallery New Orleans 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 New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans African American African American art, history and culture
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Religious website, history and folklore of rituals, zombies, gris-gris, Voodoo Queens
New Orleans Fire Department Museum New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Firefighting Located in the Washington Avenue firehouse, open by appointment[40]
New Orleans Mint New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Numismatic Part of the Louisiana State Museum, features a jazz museum and music venue that is part of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
New Orleans Museum of Art New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Art Collections include French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum New Orleans 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 Ouachita Northeast Children's website
Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum Monroe Ouachita Northeast African American [41][42]
Nottoway Plantation White Castle Iberville Baton Rouge area Historic House 1859 plantation mansion
Oak Alley Plantation Vacherie St. James Baton Rouge area Historic house 19th century sugar cane plantation
Oakland Plantation Natchitoches Natchitoches Central Open air Part of Cane River Creole National Historical Park
Oaklawn Manor Franklin St. Mary Cajun Heartland Historic house Mid 19th century plantation mansion
Ogden Museum of Southern Art New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Art Visual arts and culture of the American South
Old Arsenal Museum Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Military website, exhibits about historic powder magazine and the history of the State Capitol grounds
Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Historic house Modeled after the White House
Old Town Hall Museum Pineville Rapides Central History Restored 1935 town hall, exhibits about municipal government[43]
Old Ursuline Convent New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Religious 18th century convent
Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center Opelousas St. Landry Cajun Heartland Local history website
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum Lafayette Lafayette Cajun Heartland Art Part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, collection includes 18th through 21st century European, Asian and American art
Pitot House New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic house Early 19th century period house
Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site Plaquemine Iberville Baton Rouge area Transportation Historic canal lock and lockhouse museum
Pointe Coupee Parish Museum New Roads Pointe Coupee Baton Rouge area Historic house Creole house[44]
Port Hudson State Historic Site Port Hudson East Feliciana 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 West Carroll Northeast Archaeology Prehistoric mounds and museum
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center Eunice Acadia 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 New Orleans New Orleans Greater New Orleans Historic Site Part of the Louisiana State Museum, features changing exhibits of New Orleans history and culture
Rebel State Historic Site Marthaville Natchitoches Central Music Country and folk music performers, history and instruments
Red River Crossroads Museum Gilliam Caddo Northwest Local history Located in the Shreve Memorial Library, open by appointment only[45]
Republic of West Florida Museum Jackson East Feliciana 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 Ascension Baton Rouge area African American History, culture and contributions of African Americans in Louisiana
Rivertown Kenner Jefferson Greater New Orleans Multiple website, 16 block historic district that includes the Rivertown Science Complex, Kenner Heritage Park
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site St. Francisville West Feliciana Baton Rouge area Historic house 19th century plantation
R. W. Norton Art Gallery Shreveport Caddo Northwest Art Collection includes American and European fine art, sculpture and decorative arts
Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop Museum Abbeville Vermilion Cajun Heartland History 1920s period blacksmith shop[46]
San Francisco Plantation Garyville St. John the Baptist Parish Baton Rouge area Historic house 1850s period plantation house
Schepis Museum Columbia Caldwell Northeast Multiple Local art and history[47]
Sci-Port Shreveport Caddo Northwest Science website, includes hands-on science and math exhibits, a space planetarium and domed IMAX Theater
Shadows-on-the-Teche New Iberia Iberia Cajun Heartland Historic house 19th century plantation home and gardens, operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Sherman Fine Arts Center Lake Charles Calcasieu Southwest Art website, part of McNeese State University, includes the Grand Gallery
Shreveport Railroad Museum Shreveport Caddo Northwest Railroad History of railroads in and around Shreveport since 1860, operated by the Red River Valley Railroad Historical Society[48][49]
Shreveport Water Works Museum Shreveport Caddo Northwest Technology Former water pumping station with preserved steam machinery
Simmesport Fishing Industry Museum Simmesport Avoyelles Central Maritime Displays in the local library on fishing customs and traditions along the Atchafalaya River[50]
Slidell Cultural Center Slidell St. Tammany Greater New Orleans Multiple Changing exhibits of art, history and science, located in City Hall[51]
Slidell Mardis Gras Museum Slidell St. Tammany Greater New Orleans Amusement Accessed through the Slidell Museum, feature Carnival memorabilia including dresses, costumes, scepters, goblets and throws and historical scrapbooks[52]
Slidell Museum Slidell St. Tammany Greater New Orleans Local history website, located in the old town jail
Snyder Museum Bastrop Morehouse Northeast Local history website, local history, arts center
Southdown Plantation House Houma Terrebonne Baton Rouge area Local history 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 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 Rapides 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 in Baton Rouge Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Art Operated by Southern University, African and African American art[53][54]
Southern University Museum of Art in Shreveport Shreveport Caddo Northwest Art Operated by Southern University, African and African American art[55]
Spring Street Historical Museum Shreveport Caddo Northwest Local history website
St. James Culture and Heritage Center Lutcher St. James Greater New Orleans Local history [56]
St. Joseph Plantation Vacherie St. James Baton Rouge area Historic house 19th century plantation
St. Martinville Cultural Heritage Center St. Martinville St. Martin Cajun Heartland Multiple Includes the African American Museum and the Museum of the Acadian Memorial[57]
Stage of Stars Museum Shreveport Caddo Northwest Media website, stars who have performed at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Stagecoach Trail Museum Mount Lebanon Bienville Northwest Local history Operated by the Mount Lebanon Historical Society
Stephens African American Museum Shreveport Caddo Northwest African American website
Talbot Museum Bossier City Bossier Northwest Medical Located in the Willis-Knighton Innovation Center, history of modern medicine and important area health figures[58]
Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum Hammond Tangipahoa Baton Rouge area African American
Tee Joe Gonzales Museum Gonzales Ascension Baton Rouge area Historic house Open by appointment, home of the founding father of Gonzales[59][60]
Tioga Heritage Park and Museum Pineville Rapides Central Local history website, preserved commissary building with exhibits of area history[61]
Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum Haughton Bossier Northwest Natural history website, mounted animal dioramas
Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Museum Marksville Avoyelles Central Native American History and culture of the Tunica-Biloxi[62]
ULM Museum of Natural History Monroe Ouachita Northeast Natural history website, part of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, natural history of North Louisiana, mounts of African, North American, and Asian animals, rocks, gems, and minerals, models and fossils of dinosaurs, ancient vertebrates, invertebrates, plants, area Native American artifacts
USS Kidd & Veterans Memorial Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Maritime Fletcher class destroyer museum ship
USS Orleck Naval Museum Lake Charles Calcasieu Southwest Maritime Gearing-class destroyer museum ship
Varnado Store Museum Franklinton Washington Baton Rouge area Local history Historic store with changing exhibits of local history and art[63][64]
Vermilionville Lafayette 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 Caddo Northwest Railroad Historic depot with area railroad and local history displays, operated by the Historical Society of North Caddo
W. H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum Jennings Jefferson Davis Southwest History website, 20th century general store with household and local cultural items and antiques, antique toys, Coushatta pine needle baskets
Washington Museum & Tourist Center Washington St. Landry Baton Rouge area Local history [65]
Wedell-Williams Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum Patterson St. Mary Cajun Heartland Multiple Exhibits on aviation and the cypress lumber industry, branch of the Louisiana State Museum
Welsh Museum Welsh Jefferson Davis Southwest Local history [66]
West Baton Rouge Museum Port Allen West Baton Rouge 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 West Feliciana Baton Rouge area Local history [67][68]
Westwego Historical Museum Westwego Jefferson Greater New Orleans Local history Features an early 20th-century period hardware store, furnished upstairs living quarters with antique furniture[69]
Winter Quarters State Historic Site Newellton Tensas Northeast Historic house Antebellum period cotton plantation house
Zachary Historic Village Zachary East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge area Open air Eight buildings in a a two block area[70]
Zigler Museum Jennings Jefferson Davis Southwest Art Includes major movements in art from the Middle Ages to the present

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