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Lower 9th Ward Living Museum

1235 Deslonde St, New Orleans, LA 70117-4227
+1 504-220-3652
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Reminder of the recent past

This museum gives the political, cultural and social history of the lower ninth ward and highlights... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mlisner
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Breathtaking

This free, self-guided museum took my breath away. We were warmly greeted & instructed to feel free... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Heather K
via mobile
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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. The Living Museum features oral histories from community members, exhibits of key events from the history of the Lower Ninth Ward, and cultural events that entertain and educate.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1235 Deslonde St, New Orleans, LA 70117-4227
Ninth Ward
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+1 504-220-3652
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank mlisner
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Reviewed 16 May 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

1  Thank Heather K
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Reviewed 26 April 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

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Reviewed 10 November 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

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

There are two sides to this museum. In one aspect, it shines a light on a perpetually underserved area of the community and the struggles they had to overcome. On the other, it seemed like a lot of finger pointing and blame passing for the...More

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

Thank Jonny590
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

For people not from this area you really need to visit here to get just glimpse of what these people went through during Katrina. This whole area is still in much disarray but there is still life and rebuilding going on there. Please keep in...More

Thank Mike T
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I'm from the North of England and I was 14 when Katrina hit. I remember the news coverage, but at the time New Orleans felt impossibly far away, and I'm not sure, even as an adult, that I ever really appreciated the extent of the...More

1  Thank Francesca R
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

It was interesting just to travel here.We saw lots of wonderful old houses - some with graffiti on and also one or two fabulous Art Deco buildings. We took the tram to Elyssian Fields and then took a tax. We took the taxi bearing in...More

1  Thank Susi L
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

As the title says, I'm in two minds about this place. The information was very interesting and well curated: I certainly learnt many things about the Lower 9th Ward and Katrina. What I'm unsure of is where the boundary lies between wanting to inform oneself...More

1  Thank APete
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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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