Attractions

Top Choice Museum in CBD & Warehouse District

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

One of our favorite museums in the city manages to be beautiful, educational and unpretentious all at once. New Orleans entrepreneur Roger Houston Ogden has assembled one of the finest collections of Southern art an…
Top Choice Museum in French Quarter

Cabildo

The former seat of government in colonial Louisiana now serves as the gateway to exploring the history of the state in general, and New Orleans in particular. It’s also a magnificent building in its own right; the e…
Top Choice Museum in Mid-City & the Tremé

Backstreet Cultural Museum

Mardi Gras Indian suits grab the spotlight with dazzling flair – and finely crafted detail – in this informative museum, which examines the distinctive elements of African American culture in New Orleans. The museum…
Top Choice Museum in Uptown & Riverbend

Newcomb Art Gallery

Part of Tulane University and flanked by beautiful Tiffany-stained-glass triptychs, the Newcomb Art Gallery is a great spot to soak up some art; just outside is a pretty green, where students sunbathe, toss Frisbees…
Museum in French Quarter

Historic New Orleans Collection

A combination of preserved buildings, museums and research centers all rolled into one, the Historic New Orleans Collection is a good introduction to the history of of the city. The complex is anchored by its Royal …
Museum in Mid-City & the Tremé

New Orleans Museum of Art

Inside City Park, this elegant museum was opened in 1911 and is well worth a visit both for its special exhibitions, gorgeous marble atrium, and top-floor galleries of African, Asian, Native American and Oceanic art…
Museum in CBD & Warehouse District

National WWII Museum

This extensive museum presents a fairly thorough analysis of the largest war in history. The exhibits, which are displayed across multiple grand pavilions, are enormous and immersive. Wall-sized photographs capture …
Museum in CBD & Warehouse District

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

We dare say Mardi Gras World is one of the happiest places in New Orleans by day – but at night it must turn into one of the most terrifying funhouses this side of Hell. It’s all those faces, the dragons, clowns, ki…
Museum in CBD & Warehouse District

Louisiana Children's Museum

This educational museum is like a high-tech kindergarten where the wee ones can play in interactive bliss till nap time. Lots of corporate sponsorship equals lots of hands-on exhibits. The Little Port of New Orleans…
Museum in French Quarter

Presbytère

The lovely Presbytère building, designed in 1791 as a rectory for the St Louis Cathedral, serves as New Orleans’ Mardi Gras museum. You’ll find there’s more to the city’s most famous celebration than wanton debauche…