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Confederate Memorial Museum

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Address: 929 Camp St, At St. Joseph's, New Orleans, LA LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-523-4522
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The oldest surviving museum in Louisiana houses the second largest...
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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More than expected

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. The staff was very knowledgeable and there were lots of unusual and interesting artifacts to see. The architecture of the building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Barbara G
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Texas
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Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. The staff was very knowledgeable and there were lots of unusual and interesting artifacts to see. The architecture of the building is wonderful. It is indeed a remnant of the past.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This smallish museum is very interesting, especially to a Yankee who doesn't know enough about the Confederate heroes of the Civil War. Southern uniforms, artifacts, maps--and personal possessions of President Jefferson Davis and family. It's a very low-key museum with a subtle sense of gravitas: we arrived at 10, when they open, and were there to see the guy raise... More 

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Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Small museum! However, there is many interesting Civil war area artifacts. Has some stuff from General Lee. It's right by the WWII museum and worth walking over and spending an hour or two.

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Dallas, Texas, USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Well done exhibits, especially concerning the Red River Campaign and the Battle of Mansfield. Great portraits and knowledgeable people, very helpful. They have a paper guide in every language. I saw them hand out one in Chinese. Be sure to check out the restored piano. An easy walk to the WWII museum.

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Adelaide, Australia
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180 reviews 180 reviews
106 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

No photos allowed and that's what I'm into so a bit disappointed. It was dark and didn't have a great deal of memorabilia. I liked it but wouldn't rave about it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Found this by accident when visiting the art gallery next door. But this was the real gem for me. There is lots of artefacts and clothes from the civil war all well displayed and annotated. Enjoyable film too. Will now watch the Ken Burns documentary again to put in context.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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215 reviews 215 reviews
71 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Even if you are not a southerner you will find the Confederate Museum to be very entertaining and thought provoking. Yes this is a museum and all items are relics from the war, (nothing civil about it). I do not believe you will ever find as much history in one place pertaining to the war. Very interesting.

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nola
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60 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

before or after you go to the WWII museum walk across the street and go to the second biggest confederate museum in the country ( behind Richmond ).this museum is all about the history of the US - not grandizing the south. the civil war is perhaps the most significant event in us history - and this is a great... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stoppeed in and only had about an hour before closing. Very unique in some of its items. I wish it was bigger. A nice perspective when most of my exposure to Civil War has been form the Union perspective.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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