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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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As featured in 3 days in New Orleans
Ranked #45 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This is a small museum but full of interesting artifacts. Many of the exhibits are objects belonging to a named person and tell that person's story during the war. Many similar museums have many objects but it's more interesting to know who owned these and how they faired in that time. Well worth the visit and for anyone interested in... More

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Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A small museum right next to the National WWII museum. The treasure here is that this museum was created and built after the Civil War by veterans and family members. A step inside is a step back into their world and the artifacts are the one's that were near and dear to them. Very touching and well preserved. Not an... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This small museum is packed full of of Civil War memorabilia. Great inexpensive place to tour if you truly want to get a true feel of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Plus if your are truly interested in military history this place is located within walking distance of the National World War II museum. But don't plan on touring... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband loves history, especially civil war memorabilia, so this was a must see for us. It was awesome. There were so many unique items and flags. We could have spent all day in there looking and reading everything. We plan on going back the next time we are in NOLA. Don't miss this!!!

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Fair Oaks, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This modest museum is loaded with artifacts but little else. Even its short video is relegated to viewing in a hallway. Considering the outstanding museum on the Confederacy in Atlanta, this one could use some significant upgrading. There were 65000 LA soldiers in combat. I think they deserve a little more exposure than they are getting here.

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memhall, Museum Director at Confederate Memorial Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were disappointed in the Memorial Hall Museum. The collection of memorabilia is housed in a Victorian-era building and we are limited in space but we do our best to interpret LOUISIANA’S role in the American Civil War. The Museum was actually established by many of the 65,000 men from Louisiana that fought in the American... More

Houston, Texas
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169 reviews 169 reviews
112 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Went here after the WWII Museum and it was a nice little gem to see some info somewhere in the states on the Civil War. Cost is 8 dollars to enter the inside of the museum which is significantly less than the WWII Museum which is 22 dollars.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This little gem is around the corner from the WWII museum and is definitely worth a look. Everything they have is in beautiful displays, in an even more beautiful building. The gift shop was surprisingly awesome. I bought wonderful gifts for myself and family back home for a great price. If you have an hour to spare, I would recommend... More

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Portland OR
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Since New Orleans was conquered by the Yankees quickly and with little force, the city was spared the destruction that many Southern cities experienced; hence, the city still has many of it's old historic buildings. Memorabilia of the Civil War was preserved as well. This small museum has collected many priceless historical artifacts, all with well labeled explanations. Give yourself... More

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Slidell, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I've been in better museum, this is not an awe place. Don't get me wrong, it is nice to go through, but it is average.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a definite must see when in New Orleans, especially if you're a history buff!! Personal artifacts of notable figures -(Jefferson Davis' saddle) restored flags and just about every piece of equipment the soldiers used. Detailed information on campaigns and personal letters of soldiers. This museum is incredible!!! Very informative!!!

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