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Lower 9th Ward Living Museum

Open Now: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This is a small museum telling the history of the Lower 9th Ward. We took a bus to the museum and... read more

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Privilege is an amazing superpower

It allows one to pass judgement on entire communities struggling under the weight of poverty... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Arlington, Virginia
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

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 26 July 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
Thank PaulY4
Reviewed 25 July 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
Thank jackiebr0ussard
Reviewed 12 July 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 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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank J6419UJheatherk
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank xcone
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank P8176CRmichaelw
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tumbleweedchris
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jonny590
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mike T
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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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