New Orleans Museum's
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) in City Park.
For adults, the museum houses a permanent collection of over 40,000 objects, noted for its French American, African, and Japanese works. NOMA often holds hands-on classes in arts and crafts for children.
The National D-Day Museum
at 945 Magazine St. is a national treasure, holding the global history and personal memories of WWII and the people who fought for freedom. Interactive galleries and maps, thousands of artifacts, individual accounts, and films document WWII from Europe to the Pacific.
The Louisiana State Museum
runs five Quarter sites:
- The Cabildo
- 1850 House (all on Jackson Square)
Madame John's Legacy at 632 Dumaine
- Old U.S. Mint at 400 Esplanade Ave.
Together, they preserve part of New Orleans' history and her
legacy of European, African, and Caribbean cultures that formed the city's rich musical
heritage. The Old Mint houses extensive jazz memorabilia and archives behind an elegant
Greek Revival facade.
The Pharmacy Museum
at 514 Chartres, preserves a 19thcentury trove of apothecary artifacts, voodoo powders, live leeches, and deliciously icky stuff.
The African Museum of Art Culture & History
1418 Gov. Nicholls St. and the
Backstreet Cultural Museum,
at 1116 St. Claude Ave. are both located in one of the nation's oldest black communities - historic Faubourg Treme near the French Quarter.
They preserve the past and promote living artists via exhibits, lectures, and performance.
In a complex of restored buildings, the Historic New Orleans Collection
at 533 Royal Street explores the history and customs of Louisiana and New Orleans including artists, architecture, the French Quarter, Mardi Gras and Jazz.