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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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We had been to the Katrina and Beyond display at the Presbytere but just felt we wanted to see more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
xcone
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Delaware
The Most Moving Exhibit I Have Ever Experienced

I don't want to describe this exhibit as simple, but want to say "nothing fancy here", just a... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
P8176CRmichaelw
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Chicago, United States
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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 2 days ago

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

Thank xcone
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Reviewed November 10, 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

Thank P8176CRmichaelw
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Reviewed August 24, 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 April 13, 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 March 21, 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 March 11, 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 December 20, 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 December 11, 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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Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

I had never heard of this museum until reading about it on Trip Advisor. I lived in New Orleans for many years and I go back every year for Voodoo Fest but I had no idea this museum existed. This place isn't a huge collection...More

1  Thank MsLottiDi
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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great museum, very interesting and informative about the 9th Ward, important information in general and about hurricane Katrina specifically. Small, free, very friendly staff that was willing to answer all our questions patiently, just an important part of our trip-I recommend it to everyone that...More

Thank dana e
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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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