A collection of Confederate war memorabilia in Louisiana’s oldest museum.
When I thought about visiting the Confederate Memorial Hall Museum in New Orleans I was in a bit of a moral dilemma. The whole topic of slavery is abhorrent to me and I continue to be concerned about how Confederate symbolism is used by modern-day white supremacists. Yet I love history and the American Civil war was a very important influence on the development of the nation. Everything needs to be put in context and every developed country has a history of exploitation of less developed countries and slavery.
|Address:||929 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130|
|Hours:||Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Admission fees:||Adults $10.00, Children ( 7-14 years ) $5.00, Children under 7 years old are FREE.|
Confederate Memorial Hall opened its doors in New Orleans on January 8, 1891, and has been commemorating southern heritage and history for over 120 years. The museum is the oldest in Louisiana and houses one of the largest collections of Confederate memorabilia in the United States.
This is a small museum so it does not take much time to explore the place. It is essentially one large hall with a couple of smaller side spaces.
There is not much in the way of multimedia here, apart from a video running on a small screen in a hallway. The majority of the displays are pictures, flags, uniforms, weapons and knick-knacks from the day.
I wouldn’t recommend this place for children, especially younger ones as there is not a lot of interactive displays, but if you are a history buff – especially covering this period of time in the evolution of the United States then you probably will enjoy a visit here.