Memorial Hall Confederate Civil War Museum, New Orleans

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Confederate Memorial Hall Museum is a museum located in New Orleans which contains historical artifacts related to the Confederate States of America (C.S.A.) and the American Civil War. It is historically also known as "Memorial Hall". It houses the second-largest collection of Confederate Civil War items in the world, behind the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. The museum has been advertised as Louisiana's Civil War Museum and as Louisiana's Oldest Museum.This "Adjunct of the Howard Memorial Library Association", according to Frank T. Howard's letter of 8 Jan. 1891, was placed in the "possession" the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Historical Association "to be set apart forever for the use of" that organization. Sully & Toledano designed the hall, which was completed in 1888, following the Richardsonian Romanesque style of the Howard Library designed by H.H. Richardson.CollectionsThe Confederate Memorial Hall contains over 5,000 historical artifacts including several rare Civil War items. It holds the personal effects and uniforms of Confederate generals Braxton Bragg and P.G.T. Beauregard, as well as over 140 regimental and other C.S.A. flags. Jefferson Davis' wife Varina Davis donated several of her late husband's belongings to the museum including items of clothing, his Bible and saddle, plus a crown of thorns from Pope Pius IX.
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  • This museum was really cool, without glorifying the Civil War South too much. It contains a great many personal artifacts. In nearby Lee Circle, the Statue of General Lee has been removed.  more »
  • The Memorial Hall Confederate Civil War Museum is inadvertently itself an important historical artifact. It’s a pleasant place to visit, but the structure itself (wonderfully late 19th century design)...  more »
  • This small collection of artifacts from the Confederate perspective of the Civil war is housed in a beautiful Victorian brick building. Items displayed include flags, documents and weapons. If you are...  more »
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  • That one star review from Brady Shields is super lame. The museum does not promote confederates or any sort of racism. It simply displays and educates on items from the Civil War. This is part of American history and needs to be remembered regardless of your stance on any issues. Great display of artifacts and historical information here. They also have a video presentation that gives some information on specific soldiers stories and experiences. I'd recommend it if you have a few days in the city.
  • This museum is full of Civil War artifacts that belonged to people who's stories are depicted throughout the beautiful hall that houses it. Very fascinating. The gentleman that answered our questions also had some great stories to share. If you love history, don't miss this little gem.
  • Great place. Allow more time than you think you will need, then double that.
  • Nice museum, but not much there. A movie in the back with 6 chairs, did not see.
  • how stupid. This is 2017 the confederate and everything positive about them should be destroyed.

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