Visit your Favorite New Orleans Museums – for FREE!
New Orleans is a city with a unique history and culture. One of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in its history is by paying a visit to one of the city’s numerous museums, and there is no better time to go than on Museum Day, September 21, 2019!
What is Museum Day
Museum Day is an annual event where participating museums and cultural institutions across the country open their doors and provide free admission to their galleries, exhibits or grounds, provided each guest has a Museum Day ticket. You can get tickets here!
List of participating museums in New Orleans
Here is a complete list of participating institutions in the Greater New Orleans Area:
New Orleans Museum of Art
Located in the heart of City Park, this museum includes one of the best world-class and local collections in the city, not to mention it’s amazing sculpture garden right next door, including works from world-renowned sculptor Frank Gehry!
NOLA Historic Voodoo Museum
Dive into the world of the occult and get to know the history of how voodoo influenced early New Orleans.
Herman-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
This French Quarter museum’s mission is to preserve the architectural and cultural history of both the Quarter and New Orleans. This museum comprises two National Historic Landmark houses and a collection of over 4,000 paintings.
The Historic New Orleans Collection
This institution is comprised of two campuses, both in the French Quarter and with the mission of preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.
The Presbytere Museum
Designed to as twin to the Cabildo in the 1790s and originally a housing unit for the Capuchin monks, this museum’s exhibit focuses on the past, present and future of the city with works that portray both celebration and resilience.
If there was one must-see museum on this list, it would be The Cabildo. Located next to Jackson Square, the Cabildo is one, if not the most comprehensive collections of Louisiana history.
Get a glimpse of antebellum New Orleans with a stop at the 1850 house. See what it was like to live in one of the most prosperous times in the city’s history.
The NOLA Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint
Get to know the history of the music that’s unequivocally American, in the city that saw it come to life — right here in Nawlins.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives.
Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the Museum of the American Cocktail
Discover this celebration of food, drink, and culture in a city that does all three better than most.
The National WWII Museum
Ranked among the top-rated museums in the country, the National WWII Museum is a continuing tribute to the brave men and women who served in the twentieth century most dire episodes. Immerse yourself in this expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories through the war that changed the world.
Louisiana National Guard Museum, Jackson Barracks
The Jackson Barracks Museum tells the story of the Louisiana Militia and National Guard from the colonial settlement in the early 18th century to current deployments across the globe.
There you have it, twelve museums, one amazing day. There is absolutely no reason to miss out, so get your tickets today at the museum day website and have your pick of any of these amazing experiences!