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Witness a different side of New Orleans’s history on a visit to the dynamic National WWII Museum. While away the hours exploring wartime artifacts and discovering fascinating facts and histories at this world-class museum — considered one of the top museums in the nation!
Maximize time in New Orleans with an easy to use digital pass to top city attractions. Get free admission to the National WWII Museum, the New Orleans bus tour, a Paddlewheeler Creole Queen river cruise, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and more. The pass also offers access to walking tours such as the Haunted History Walking Tour. Choose between a pass for 1 day or several day pass according to your needs. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
*Vaccine Update:* Per official City of New Orleans guidelines, as of Monday, August 16, 2021 we are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test that is no more than 72 hours old for anyone 12 years or older in order to enter the building. Thank you for helping us stop the spread of the Delta Variant so that we may get back to normal museum operations as soon as possible! In a city treasured for its old and unique architecture, there are only a few historic homes open to the public as museums. Come experience this one-of-a-kind 1826 house in the quiet, residential end of the French Quarter and hear how the lives of its inhabitants reflected the history of their times.
Visit a real Louisiana sugar plantation that's off the radar of most New Orleans visitors. St. Joseph’s Plantation was sold after the Civil War and has remained in the same family ever since. It's now used as a living museum, and has been featured in many TV shows and films. Explore the well-preserved main house on a guided tour, and learn about the free and enslaved people who have lived here throughout its long history.
A National Historic Landmark, Hermann-Grima Historic House is one of the best-preserved examples of Federal style architecture in the French Quarter. The home has one of the few functional open-hearth kitchens in the state, and we offer cooking demonstrations in the kitchen twice a month on Thursdays from October through May. The house also boasts the only remaining original and intact stable in the French Quarter. Hermann-Grima Historic House is home to The Exchange Shop, our museum gift shop, and member of the National Federation of Woman’s Exchanges.
Step inside one of New Orleans’ best-preserved architectural gems on a private tour of the Gallier House, an “urban plantation” owned by one of the city’s most prominent 19th-century families. See a carefully curated assemblage of Victorian-era design and objects d’art, and learn about the mansion’s former inhabitants, including the enslaved people who labored here. A walking tour of the surrounding French Quarter helps put the history into context.
Enter the exceptional and private sanctuary of ICONS. The world's first & only art museum dedicated exclusively to the greatest modern icons. The guided tours, carried out by the artist himself, makes for one of the most unique and fascinating art experiences available anywhere.
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