Confederate Museum, New Orleans

Confederate Museum, New Orleans

The Confederate Museum is an exhibition facility dedicated to displaying artifacts from the American Civil War. Built in 1891, the museum feature an impressive collection of artifacts, such as clothing, ammunition, currency, battle flags, weapons, and medical equipment. In addition, the silver camp service of Robert E. Lee, and the personal effects of P.G.T. Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, Braxton Bragg, and Franklin Gardner are also featured. The museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

The museum’s collection came from the donations of the local people. In fact, most of the items came from the bequest of Jefferson Davis’ wife. Jefferson Davis was the first, last, and only President of the Confederate States of America. The personal effects of the soldiers, many of whom lost their lives, will leave a lasting impression on all who view them.

Another impressive element is the Lee Circle, a 16-foot statue outside of the museum that pays honor to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The statue sits atop a 60-foot white marble column and faces north, the location of his enemies. Civil War enthusiasts will enjoy the detailed display of times past and children will get a firsthand lesson in history. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of New Orleans, Louisiana within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Sight Name: Confederate Museum
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Cultural Tour in Business District, New Orleans  

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