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Lower 9th Ward Living Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Now we understand....

...so much more about Hurricane Katrina and its devastation of the Ninth Ward. We sought out this... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2019
Jane S
Valparaiso, Indiana
A must see

After seeing all there is to see, eat and drink in New Orleans, please take the time to stop by... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Charleston, South Carolina
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The Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum was created to celebrate the rich history of this unique neighborhood. Only one in five residents has been able to return to their homes, so many stories will be lost if we as a community fail to actively remember...more
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1235 Deslonde St, New Orleans, LA 70117-4227
Ninth Ward
+1 504-220-3652
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

I live close to this attraction, but not worth my time to visit. Passing it by and looking at it from the outside pretty much satisfied me. But if you feel the need to visit this, my all means do, but go during the daytime...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

...so much more about Hurricane Katrina and its devastation of the Ninth Ward. We sought out this museum ourselves, rather than take an organized tour of the area, since tour buses are not allowed to enter the Ninth Ward. It was very easy to find,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jane S
Reviewed December 28, 2018

After seeing all there is to see, eat and drink in New Orleans, please take the time to stop by this small museum. You can easily Uber there, there is no charge for the museum, it is simply done with videos and printed stories and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a small museum telling the history of the Lower 9th Ward. We took a bus to the museum and it was great to get away from all the tourist areas downtown and see what other areas of NOLA looked like. The museum tells...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scp1939
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Simple view in pictures and a film of the lower 9th ward thru history and some heart felt pictures of the Katrina flood. Free

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

It allows one to pass judgement on entire communities struggling under the weight of poverty, institutionalized discrimination and oppression, having never suffered poverty, discrimination or oppression oneself. Unlike the previous reviewer who called the museum a “complaint department”, I believe this museum provides an intimate,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This museum gives the political, cultural and social history of the lower ninth ward and highlights the inexplicable disaster of Katrina. It also shows the power of the local organizations helping to redevelop the area. This is authentic and should not be missed

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mlisner
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

This free, self-guided museum took my breath away. We were warmly greeted & instructed to feel free to walk through the museum. Along the walls there are pictures, descriptions, and a movie playing to tell the whole history of the lower 9th ward. It’s heartbreaking...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank J6419UJheatherk
Reviewed April 25, 2018

We had been to the Katrina and Beyond display at the Presbytere but just felt we wanted to see more about the most impacted area of the Lower 9th Ward. This museum is in a restored house in the Lower 9th and we used Uber...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank xcone
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I don't want to describe this exhibit as simple, but want to say "nothing fancy here", just a nicely thought out journey through the tragic history of the Ninth Ward. The reality of what has taken place here tugs at your heart, as mentioned the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank P8176CRmichaelw
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Ninth Ward
People focus too much on the hardships so closely
associated with this well known working class
neighborhood when what’s really most remarkable about
the tightknit community is its indefatigable spirit of
rebirth and ability to stay true to its roots. Perhaps
not an ideal destination for those visitors who tend
to keep well within their comfort zones when traveling
or those with bucket lists filled to the brim with top
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