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. Also included are non-profit and university art galleries.
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|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|||
|Addis Museum||Addis||West Baton Rouge||Baton Rouge area||Local history|||
|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|
|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|
|Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions||Shreveport||Caddo||Northwest||Sports||Located in the foyer of the Shreveport Convention Center|
|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|
|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|
|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|||
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 and the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu|
|Charenton Heritage Museum||Charenton||St. Mary||Cajun Heartland||Local history|||
|Chennault Aviation and Military Museum||Monroe||Ouachita||Northeast||Aerospace||website, located at Monroe Regional Airport (Louisiana), history of World War 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|
|Cottonport Museum||Cottonport||Avoyelles||Cajun Heartland||Local history||Includes exhibits on area cotton farming|
|Covington Trailhead Museum||Covington||St. Tammany||Baton Rouge area||Local history|||
|Creole Heritage Folklife Center||Opelousas||St. Landry||Cajun Heartland||African American|||
|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|
|DeFosse Home||Mansura||Avoyelles||Central||Historic house||French Colonial style home, open by appointment|
|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|||
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum||Homer||Claiborne||Northwest||Local history|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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||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|||
|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|||
|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|
|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 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 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|
|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|
|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, Union Art Gallery in the LSU Student Union|
|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|
|Madisonville Museum||Madisonville||St. Tammany||Baton Rouge area||Local history||Located in a historic courthouse|
|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|
|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|
|Masur Museum of Art||Monroe||Ouachita||Northeast||Art||Visual arts|
|Meadows Museum of Art||Shreveport||Caddo||Northwest||Art||Part of Centenary College|
|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|
|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 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||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|
|Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum||Monroe||Ouachita||Northeast||Children's||website|
|Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum||Monroe||Ouachita||Northeast||African American|||
|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|
|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|
|Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center||Opelousas||St. Landry||Cajun Heartland||Local history||website|
|Ormond Plantation House||Destrehan||St. Charles||Greater New Orleans||Historic house||18th century plantation home featuring historic life and architecture|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Slidell Cultural Center||Slidell||St. Tammany||Greater New Orleans||Multiple||Changing exhibits of art, history and science, located in City Hall|
|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|
|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 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|
|Southern University Museum of Art in Shreveport||Shreveport||Caddo||Northwest||Art||Operated by Southern University, African and African American art|
|Spring Street Historical Museum||Shreveport||Caddo||Northwest||Local history||website|
|St. James Culture and Heritage Center||Lutcher||St. James||Greater New Orleans||Local history|||
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Tioga Heritage Park and Museum||Pineville||Rapides||Central||Local history||website, preserved commissary building with exhibits of area history|
|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|
|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|
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|
|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 two block area|
|Zigler Art Museum||Jennings||Jefferson Davis||Southwest||Art||Includes major movements in art from the Middle Ages to the present|
- Ark-La-Tex Antique and Classic Vehicle Museum, Shreveport
- Arna Bontemps African American Museum, Alexandria
- Barnwell Garden & Art Center, Shreveport, closed in 2012
- Fort Pike State Historic Site, New Orleans, closed indefinitely due to damage from Hurricane Katrina
- Historic Donaldsonville Museum, Donaldsonville
- New Orleans Jazz Museum, collections now part of the Louisiana State Museum
- Old Courthouse Museum, Natchitoches
- Opelousas Museum of Art
- Pentagon Barracks Museum, Baton Rouge
- Port Allen Railroad Depot, Port Allen
- Robert Gentry Museum, Many
- Shreveport Firefighter's Museum, Shreveport
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In the 1990s, Ms. Wier opened an art museum in Opelousas and curated its exhibitions. After the financial crisis the museum had to be closed due to lack of funding in 2008.
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- Unfortunately, the Robert Gentry Museum is now a part of history... it has closed -
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