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Confederate Memorial Museum

929 Camp St, At St. Joseph's, New Orleans, LA LA 70130 (Central Business District)
504-523-4522
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Ranked #40 of 174 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The oldest surviving museum in Louisiana houses the second largest collection of Confederate memorabilia, most of which is in vintage condition.
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

You are reading this review because you are a history buff over a certain age and you are expecting not to be taking your teenage children anymore ( this is going to be a secret pleasure) so this is for you! Secret history buff. You will be met by a senior volunteer who will take your contribution of $12 for... More

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Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I am a southerner, descendant of lots of wonderful southerners who were involved in this campaign. Hubby and I are both confederate civil war history enthusiasts, so it was great to find this pearl and the Robert E. Lee circle in NO. Lots of information and collection was well worth our time.

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Salisbury
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125 reviews 125 reviews
54 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A newly born country torn apart by a brutal civil war pitching brother against brother....very dramatic but it happened and this museum captures a true flavour of what that war entailed. Happily it also captures the immediate need to heal the wounds when the war ended. Well worth a visit but remember that war is a messy business and winning... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My husband is a history buff and enjoyed this museum so much-would definitely recommend spending the time-the reviews said 30 minutes but we spent 90 easily

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Get ready to view the other side of the slate if you are a Northerner/Yankee. The staff is out of this world - super friendly, kind, and knowledegable! It is more of an intimate look into the lives of those who fought along with a somewhat medium display of personal effects of Confederate President Davis! Weapons, uniforms, personal artifacts all... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not politically correct at all, but fascinating Old South collection. Not kept in museum quality because I expect it's not properly funded, but worth a look for every ethnic group. Provides an understanding of Civil War and Old South mentality.

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Kenner, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Confederate Memorial Hall is gem within New Orleans. It has an amazing display of original Civil War Flags, Uniforms, and personal items from the time period. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and are adding new artifacts for display all the time. It's refreshing to see so many artifacts on display especially when the WWII museum next door seems to be... More

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Texas
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199 attraction reviews
1,379 helpful votes 1,379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Confederate Memorial Hall, commonly known as the Civil War Museum, contains a wealth of historical artifacts related to the Confederate States of America and the American Civil War. This museum, the oldest museum in Louisiana, holds the personal effects and uniforms of several Confederate generals and a number of historical battle flags from the Civil War. Some of Jefferson... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This Confederate museum is very nice and has some cool items and pieces in it. But it is very very small. You can spend about 30 mins max here. While it is cheap and definitely worth the visit. I wish it was bigger and more immersive. It kind of pales in comparisons to the WWII museum just down the road.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

For an admission price of $8, it's a great place to view artefacts from the Civil War and to remember that these were not just soldiers but real people fighting for a cause. It's housed in its own building which feels like a Victorian church. The items are well preserved and the layout is refreshingly quite old fashioned. Being in... More

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