The Best Museums to Visit in New Orleans

The three-story Spanish Colonial Cabildo museum in New Orleans' Jackson Square in the French Quarter neighborhood.

A VISITORS GUIDE TO THE TOP MUST-SEE MUSEUMS WORTH EXPERIENCING IN THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans has museums all over the city that showcase its history, culture, music, cuisine, and art. Below are the best museums in New Orleans that every visitor should explore. Most of the museums listed also have various educational programs, special exhibitions, and events throughout the year.

The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum tells the story of America’s experience during World War II. Visitors can explore interactive exhibits, watch films, and view artifacts that tell the war’s story, including New Orleans’s role in the war effort.

The New Orleans Museum of Art

The New Orleans Museum of Art is located in City Park and has an impressive collection of art, including works by famous artists such as Monet, Degas, and Cezanne.

The Louisiana State Museum

The Louisiana State Museum is located in the French Quarter near Jackson Square. The museum has exhibits exploring Louisiana’s history, culture, and art. Through its exhibitions, visitors can learn about Louisiana’s Native American heritage, the history of New Orleans, and the state’s role in the Civil War.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art showcases the art, culture, and history of the American South. The museum has a collection of over 4,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and photographs.

The New Orleans Jazz Museum

The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates the history and culture of jazz in New Orleans. Visitors can learn about the history of jazz, view artifacts, and listen to recordings of famous jazz musicians.

The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is located in the French Quarter and exhibits the history of pharmacy and medicine in New Orleans. Visitors can view vintage medical equipment and old prescriptions. The museum also includes superstitious cures and voodoo potions.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection is more than just a museum. It is also a research center and publisher of the history and culture of New Orleans. Visitors can view documents, artifacts, and photographs that tell the story of the city’s history.

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum shares the history and culture of southern cuisine. Visitors can also learn about the history of southern cocktails. The museum additionally hosts cooking demonstrations.

Stay at the Jung Hotel & Residences

New Orleans truly has a museum for everyone, whether a history buff, music lover, art enthusiast, or foodie. The Jung Hotel & Residences is ideally situated near the Canal Streetcar line, allowing easy accessibility to the museums of New Orleans. Make a reservation at the Jung Hotel today, and experience history and culture.

VISIT US

ROOMS

The Jung Hotel & Residences’ rooms and suites offer contemporary and luxurious Downtown New Orleans accommodations on Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. All guest rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, a workstation, a laptop safe, and bottled water. Other features are deluxe pillow-top mattresses and Bluetooth alarm clocks with USB charging ports.

CORPORATE

The Jung Hotel & Residences has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their Downtown New Orleans stay on Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. Situated in the heart of Downtown New Orleans, the Jung Hotel & Residences is a hub for business travelers on the Canal Street streetcar line. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays while offering accessibility to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Caesars Superdome, and streetcar transportation.

WEDDING

The Jung Hotel & Residences is a much sought-after location for modern New Orleans weddings on the iconic palm tree-lined Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. Our elegant Grand Hall and rooftop accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions with up to 200 guests. Whether a bride wishes for a grand ballroom reception or an intimate poolside ceremony on the roof, the Jung Hotel & Residences has it all.

EXPLORE

Downtown New Orleans is a haven for live music, eccentric nightlife, and bold cuisine. The Jung Hotel & Residences, a Canal Street hotel near Caesars Superdome, puts hotel guests in a premier location. From Downtown New Orleans’ Caesars Superdome to Canal Street’s historic streetcars, there is much to explore within a streetcar ride from the Jung Hotel & Residences.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • WILLA JEAN
  • CANAL STREETCAR
  • THE SAZERAC BAR
  • THE RUSTY NAIL
  • CAESARS SUPERDOME
  • SAENGER THATRE
  • THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM
  • SMOOTHIE KING CENTER
  • COCHON RESTAURANT