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Jackson Barracks Military Museum

6400 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-1456
+1 504-278-8664
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Fantastic Museum of Louisiana State Militia History

Jackson Barracks dates back to the Jackson administration in the 1830s (hence the name) and this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Columbus, Indiana
Great local free exhibit

Great plane exhibits in the courtyard, kids will enjoy checking them out, the museum is small but a... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Debbie S
Arabi, Louisiana
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The Jackson Barracks Museum tells the story of the Louisiana Militia and National Guard from colonial settlement in the early 18th century to current deployments across the globe. Organized by time period and major conflict you will find replica colonial soldiers uniforms and weapons, a British cannon used at the Battle of New Orleans and a 27-star national flag carried through the 1848 Mexican war. The Civil War exhibits display uniforms, equipment and artillery pieces as well as a rare, late-war letter penned by General Robert E. Lee. The deck gun of the USS New Orleans anchors our Spanish American war exhibit and a 1917 Cadillac staff car and rare Renault Tank are features of the World War I period displays. Our World War II area contains an early war Stuart Light Tank, a Norden Bombsight and actual walls from a WWII building surrounding by barrack’s furnishings and soldier’s personal items. To experience the life of a Louisiana Air Guard pilot you can sit in the cockpit of an F-4 Jet and view the armament it carried. Our latest exhibits feature The LA Guard’s service during Desert Storm in 1990-91, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Don’t forget to visit our outdoor exhibits of planes, artillery and tanks as well! For those interested in researching Louisiana military history please call for an appointment to work with our archive and library collection or start by reviewing the Collections page on our website.
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6400 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-1456
Ninth Ward
+1 504-278-8664
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jackson Barracks dates back to the Jackson administration in the 1830s (hence the name) and this museum traces the Louisiana military history going back even farther than that and, of course, brings it up to today. When you walk into the museum, the first thing...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great plane exhibits in the courtyard, kids will enjoy checking them out, the museum is small but a great local free visit that's educational for kids.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I had a chance to see the Jackson Barracks Military Museum after getting a day off in New Orleans and looking for something unusual to do. Our hotel concierge planned out a visit, I took a combination of streetcar and bus to get to the...More

Thank Bill Z
Reviewed 10 October 2015

I have visited this museum, both before and after Katrina. They suffered thirty feet of flood water during Katrina, but, have recovered and, it's better than ever. I have visited a number of military museums, and, this is one of the best. Funded by the...More

Thank Triddleco
Reviewed 31 May 2015

The old museum, including a number of artifacts, was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. This new facility has recently opened. There are large areas for exhibits that tell the history of the National Guard in Louisiana. They have firearms, uniforms, battle flags, a recreated World War...More

1  Thank FrontierLake
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Stop in and see how the National Guard has impacted the people of New Orleans and Louisiana. The displays are very well done and show the resiliency of the Guard.

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New Orleans
Reviewed 9 February 2003

Having been there on many visits with out of town friends, their compliments make me realize the quality of this facility.

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 January 2002

History stared you right in the face at Jackson Barracks a military museum and attraction rich in America's history. Modern and Old time weapons of war are displayed prouldy along the court yard and inside the museum. History of New Orleans fighting men and women...More

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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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Response from LANG_Museum | Property representative |
International travelers are welcome! Any form of photo ID will do the job. It is an active army facility and gate personnel put security first but if you have any issues just call the museum directly and they will be happy... More