Louisiana Destinations ... Travel Across the Bayou State

Travel Guide to Museums in Louisiana

Louisiana is home to a rich tapestry of indigenous music, unique cuisine and picturesque vistas. It is a state where you can Feed Your Soul with one-of-a-kind experiences. The stories that are waiting to unfold across our bayous, can only be found in Louisiana.

For centuries a variety of cultures have called Louisiana home and contributed to the state’s deep and colorful history. French, Spanish, German, and other European cultures have storied histories in Louisiana. Some of the state’s settlements are among the oldest in the United States and the area was also home to a large Native American population. Museums, landmarks and historic trail sites can be found all over the state.

Louisiana's museums offer a deep look into the stories, history, creative talent and engineering that have all shaped Louisiana to be what she is today. The Bayou State treasures its long history and values the ongoing artistic contributions of its many talented citizens and keeps them preserved and on display.

The result is an abundance of museums in every corner of the state including–but not limited to–nine State Museums, galleries and historic structures that preserve and exhibit the state's most valued assets for anyone who chooses to see them.

Included below is a list of popular museums around the state ... there are dozens more, so explore, and enjoy!

List of Louisiana major museums
Location Museum Name and Website

The Alexandria Museum of Art
Alexandria Museum of Art

The Louisiana History Museum in Alexandria
Louisiana History Museum

The Arna Bontemps African American Museum in Alexandria, Louisiana
Arna Bontemps African American Museum

Baton Rouge

The Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge
Capitol Park Museum

Louisiana Arts and Science Museum in Baton Rouge
Louisiana Arts & Science Museum

The Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge
Old State Capitol

USS Kidd Veterans Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
USS Kidd Veterans Museum
LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
LSU Rural Life Museum
LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
LSU Museum of Art
National Hansen's Disease Museum
Cajun Music Hall of Fame & Museum
The Eddie G. Robinson Museum in Grambling, Louisiana
Eddie G. Robinson Museum
Jeanerette Museum
Zigler Art Museum in Jennings, Louisiana
Zigler Art Museum

Bayou Vermilion District in Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette Science Museum
Lafayette Science Museum
Hilliard Art Museum
Children's Museum of Acadiana
Lake Charles

Imperial Calcasieu Museum

Children's Museum of Southwest Louisiana

Museum of West Louisiana
Bayou Lafourche Folklife & Heritage Museum

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens in Monroe, Louisiana
Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana
Masur Museum of Art

Chennault Aviation & Military Museum

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum

Morgan City
International Petroleum Museum
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame
New Iberia
Bayou Teche Museum
New Orleans

The Cabildo in New Orleans
The Cabildo

The Presbytere in the French Quarter in New Orleans
The Presbytere
The National World War II Museum in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana
The National World War II Museum
The Museum of Art in New Orleans
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint
New Roads
Julien Poydras Museum & Arts Center

Louisiana Orphan Train Museum

Creole Heritage Folklife Center

Wedell-Williams Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum
North Louisiana Military Museum
Shreveport - Bossier City

The State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana
R.W. Norton Art Gallery

Barksdale Global Power Museum

Sci-Port Discovery Center

Southern University Museum of Art

E. D. White Historic Site in Thibodaux, Louisiana
E. D. White Historic Site
Louisiana Political Museum & Hall of Fame

More Information about Louisiana Museums

Complete list of Louisiana Museums at LouisianaTravel.com

Museums operated by the Louisiana Secretary of State

Louisiana Association of Museums

Louisiana Museums at TripAdvisor with traveler reviews


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