The Alexandria Museum of Art is the centerpiece of Alexandria's river front, situated on the entire 900 block of Second Street. Through its exhibition program of an ever-changing array of collections on loan from around the world, its extensive permanent collection of contemporary Louisiana art and the state's largest collection of North Louisiana Folk Art, AMoA entices visitors of diverse tastes.
Alexandria Museum of Art Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm. Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Students/Military/Seniors, $2 Students 4-13, 3 and under free
Located in the historic downtown district, this museum gives the history of the life and times of noted author/poet, scholar, and librarian Arna Wendell Bontemps. If offers African American Memorabilia, pamphlets, books, and artifacts. A gift shop is also available. Hours: By Appointment Only Cost: Free Admission
The Delta Music Museum focuses on music along the Mississippi Delta Region form Memphis, TN, to New Orleans, LA. Ferriday is home to three legendary cousins: Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. The museum highlights each one plus many more! Hours: Closed Saturday-Tuesday; Wednesday-Friday 9am-4pm. Cost: Free Admission
Selected by Rand McNally as a “MUST SEE SITE.” Experience Cotton Then & Now at an 1800-acre historical working cotton plantation and museum where modern computerized technology is used in ongoing ginning and farming operations. Nineteen historical buildings include furnished slave cabins, a Smithsonian quality antique, steam gin, plantation store and other outbuildings. Optional Civil War tour is a concise but complete history of the causes of the Civil War beginning with our constitution. The tour includes conflicts, economics, politics, and the effects of the war on our nation’s budget, the plantation slaves, and owners. Hours vary by season. Please check website or call 318-757-2453. Arrive at least 1 ½ hrs. prior to closing; tours begin immediately upon arrival. Admission prices on website.
Built in 1924, this high school has been completely restored and is on the National Historic Register. It includes a farm museum, war memorial, library, a veteran's memorial room, more than 2,000 historic photographs, and Louisiana History Museum. Lecompte High School Hours: Open by appointment only Cost: Free Admission
Find out why Louisiana did not have dinosaurs. Learn about Jim Bowie and the Frontier, area men and the Civil War, the construction of Bailey's Dam, and more! Housed in a National Historic Register Building, this extensive genealogical resource includes colonial archives and French and Spanish records for the Louisiana territory. Forty large exhibits focusing on Central Louisiana can be seen in the Musum. Louisiana History Museum Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Cost: Free Admission
Built as a replica WWII barracks, this museum houses memorabilia and artifacts from the WWII era, as well as WWI and earlier time periods. View life size military vehicles, authentic military uniforms, and historic pieces from the home front. The Museum is located on Camp Beauregard, an active military base. Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum Hours: Closed Saturday-Monday; Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm Cost: Free Admission
The only museum in Louisiana dedicated to municipal government. Located on Main Street in Pineville, the Museum was once home to all of Pineville's city offices, including the fire station, city court, jail, library, mayor's office, judge's chambers, police department, and utilities office. In addition the court room served as a public library and Driver's License Bureau when court was not in session. Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday; Monday-Friday 8am-Noon, and by appoinment Cost: Free Admission
A hands-on educational children's museum with activities and play areas dedicated to fostering inquiry, imagination, and learning!