Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum, New Orleans
About Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum, New Orleans
Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum, New Orleans - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1235 Deslonde St, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
Time Required: 00:45 Mins
Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
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Founded in 2011 after the slow reconstruction of the 9th war following Hurricane Katrina, the Lower 9th ward living museum is a way of keeping the historic stories of the neighbourhood alive through its residents.
The museum holds exhibits as well as cultural events that educate as well as offer entertainment to the visitors. See apart of the history of the city kept alive through its community and get familiar with the neighbourhood by seeing rare photos, videos and hearing the people talk about the incident first hand.
Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum Ticket Prices
- Admission is Free.
How To reach Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum by Public Transport
- By Bus: St Claude at Sister
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi.
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A great place to visit when in "Nawlins." I learned so much about Katrina that wasn't broadcast on mainstream media. A must visit for sure and a tour of the neighborhood will really leave you educated about the roots of the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood. The residents a were really pleasant and answered any questions we had about the neighborhood or the newer houses that were rebuilt.
Wonderful experience, great way to bring awareness to what the 9th ward people went through😊
You MUST come out here to really understand the impact of Katrina but mainly how events in the decades surrounding Katrina have impacted a community and what it tells us about ourselves. If you are a tourist or local, the unique nature of this place really has been the most rewarding place we visited on our trip from the UK to NOLA. The whole world should visit this museum and reflect on how blind we can allow ourselves to be to injustices just around the river bend. Get a cab out to this wonderful place. 'Tis not Disney, it is real and real important. Ask questions, then be prepared to realise just how little you know about the real issues when you hear the answers. FYI - you don't have to talk to anyone, you are left to your own devices to walk through the chronological exhibits, but I recommend you do out on the porch later.
Home-grown museum in one side of a duplex house. Tells a sad story that deserves to be heard more widely. Left me feeling quite ashamed of my country. Far from being a part of the "home of the free and the land of the brave", the Ninth Ward was the home of the downtrodden and the land of city corruption, broken federal promises, and engineering incompetence.
The Lower Ninth museum is an interesting place. From location to layout, the place is different from any museum I've visited before, and has some very strong points and some faults. The location and setup of the museum in a home in the lower ninth ward is the first issue. While this plays to the authenticity and memory of life in the lower ninth, it makes visiting and learning about the neighborhood more difficult since it is rather out of the way in regards to tourist visits and publicity. The second issue is staffing and hours. The setup feels informal, and I would be interested in seeing how the museum would perform in a more traditional setting. Other than that, my visit here was enjoyable and I learned a good deal about the neighborhood.
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