Venture through a piece of New Orleans history at the Backstreet Cultural Museum. The museum tells the story of the African American experience and culture in New Orleans. Check out items like old Mardi Gras Indian suits and old photographs.
Step foot into a home that has been called "one of the last great houses to be custom-built in America." The Longue Vue House and Gardens was constructed between 1939 and 1942, and is still furnished with its original décor. No trip to Longue Vue is complete without a walk through the garden, be sure to stop and smell the roses.
The Louisiana Children's Museum’s 30,000 square feet of exhibit space and programs offer children a diverse set of activities that promote learning from reading and math skills to architectural ideas and the nuances of grocery shopping – through interactive play. Whether they are learning what bones they use to ride a bike, alongside Mr. Bones or loading up a cargo ship in the Little Port of New Orleans exhibit, children take an active role in their own learning.
Few places offer the chance to experience the lifestyle of our ancestors of more than 150 years ago. The 1850 House is one of these rare places, offering a glimpse of middle- and upper-class life in antebellum New Orleans, the most prosperous period in the city’s history.
Stop at Jackson Square, where you will find the Cabildo. This elegant Spanish colonial building neighbors St. Louis Cathedral and houses many rare artifacts of America’s history.
These days, we’re making music rather than money at the Old U.S. Mint. See instruments New Orleans’ greatest musicians played to create their landmark sounds—Louis Armstrong’s cornet, Fats Domino’s piano, Sidney Bechet’s soprano sax and more are all on display.
Honor our armed forces, past, present and future, by visiting the National World War II Museum and learning about the hardships troops went through while battling overseas. The museum chronicles the American contribution to the second Great War with exhibits and attractions that describe battles and weapons through the presentation of artifacts, photos, quotes and more.
Established in 2000, the mission of the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History (NOAAM) is to preserve, interpret and promote the African American cultural heritage of New Orleans, with a particular emphasis on the Tremé community.
Picasso, Renoir, Rodin, Matisse, Jackson Pollock, and Georgia O'Keeffe are just a few artists that have works featured in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The 40,000 piece collection offers some of the best works by world renown artists from around the globe. Don't leave the NOMA without taking a walk through the sculpture garden.
Expand your knowledge on the pharmacy and health care industries at the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. The museum educates visitors through exhibits and educational programs that detail the history of the pharmaceutical profession.
Forget what the history books have told you about Southern plantation homes and see the beauty of one for yourself. The Oak Alley Plantation has been standing since the late 1830s and its famous live oak trees have been around even longer.
While out and about in the Central Business District of New Orleans, view the largest collection of Southern art in the world at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This University of New Orleans affiliate displays various forms of visual arts that reflect the culture of the American South.