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Best History Museums in New Orleans

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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

In 1823, the first licensed pharmacist in the United States, Louis J. Dufilho Jr. opened an apothecary shop here. This Creole-style town house doubled as his home, and he cultivated herbs needed for medicines in the interior courtyard. Exhibits highlight milestones in pharmacy and medicine. The exhibits include various medical widgets, gizmos and gadgets, some practical and some not.

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Confederate Memorial Hall Museum

Louisiana's Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall was established in 1899, when most of the artifacts were donated. Here, you can view a broad spectrum of items from the Civil War, including uniforms, weapons, ammunition, medical equipment, battle flags, and currency. Also on exhibit are the personal effects belonging to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and part of Robert E. Lee's silver camp service.

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The National World War II Museum

The National World War II Museum is made up of four sections, each containing a different exhibit. A variety of artifacts, testimonies and documents, particularly those chronicling the World War II period, are on display here. There is a permanent exhibit, as well as temporary exhibits and electronic exhibits, all of which transport visitors back to that time in history.

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Backstreet Cultural Museum

In a city that celebrates like no other, the Backstreet Cultural Museum gives visitors the opportunity to explore the unique history and cultural significance of distinctively New Orleans' traditions that tourists rarely get to see. Intricate displays offer visitors insight into Jazz Funerals, Mardi Gras Indians, and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs. Housed in a former Funeral Home in the Treme neighborhood, the oldest African-American neighborhood in the United States, the Backstreet Cultural Museum showcases these rich New Orleans traditions with the city's largest collection of hand-made, vibrantly colored beaded and feathered Mardi Gras Indian Costumes as well as an impressive library of memorabilia, still photos, and video footage of Jazz Funerals, Second-line Parades, and backstreet Mardi Gras Celebrations.

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New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint

This Greek Revival building was first used as a U.S. and Confederate Mint in 1835 and produced money for the Federal Government until 1909. Throughout its existence it has served many purposes, including minting money and housing soldiers for the Confederate Government during the Civil War. Today, the Old U.S. Mint is home to the New Orleans Jazz Museum, with many exhibits as well as important historical archives. The mint also houses two gift shops, the Coin Vault and Louisiana Music Factory, which sell unique items. Own one of these as a remembrance of your visit!

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