I had been to New Orleans numerous times, including trips during Mardi Gras and with my children when they were young. Yet it wasn't until I discovered its fascinating museums that I was able to reach into the Crescent City’s depth and character, the things that make it one of the world’s most distinctive places.
The wide variety of museums allows visitors to see New Orleans through the eyes of those who founded it and made it famous. The rich traditions, culture, and musical heritage showcased help explain the forces that formed this singular city and continue to shape its future. Here, the past is brought to life in fun and exciting ways—with zero stuffiness.
There’s no place like New Orleans, and this sampling of museum all-stars provides a comprehensive look at its artistic sensibilities, affection for merriment, multicultural heritage, and dedication to country. Within these walls, you’ll get to know the city as you never have before.