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 American Civil War Museum 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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  • Neat little museum that has some excellent artifacts and does its best to humanize and personalize the War Between The States. One wonders how long the PC police will allow it to stay open.  more »
  • Small museum but entirely worth the visit. A short video giving a basis for everything you will see was very interesting. The many flags hanging on the walls were so great to see. So many artifacts th...  more »
  • We stopped in here on a rainy day on our way to the WWII museum. If you like history/civil war then this is a must see. The museum is not very big but there is so much stuff inside and not as crowded ...  more »
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  • This museum is conveniently located next to the World War II Museum in New Orleans. There are plenty of artifacts relating to Louisiana's role in the Confederacy as well as some artifacts relating to Jefferson Davis and other leaders of the Confederacy. Seeing all of the memorabilia would probably take a long time but it's possible for the average visitor to spend a half hour to maybe an hour and enjoy a film as well as their own interpretations of the artifacts. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.
  • You could spend about 45-60 minutes in the museum. It's very small. The collection of artifacts are top notch quality, but the placards are rather bias against the North.The slavery aspect of the war has been greatly "white washed" and down played. Also, I'm fairly certain the creepy cashier was a white supremacist based on a symbol on his necklace commonly associated with the Klan. Make no mistake about it, this is not a civil war museum. This is a museum celebrating the Confederecy.If your willing to pay $10.00 (They do not offer discounts for US Veterans) to be surrounded by creepy people to look at some seriously high quality civil war artifacts than this is your rainy day stop, but if your not than I wouldn't advise it. Besides, the WW II museum is just across the street, bigger, better, longer , and much more worthy of your dollar.
  • I really loved this place! It’s small but I could have spent 4 hours here reading everything. The items on display were phenomenal for that time period. Anyone who loves history, especially the Civil War will appreciate the collection. Kids did get bored but honestly they were tired.
  • This place give fantastic detail of individuals of the "war of the states" (not the civil war according to them)
  • Very interesting, fascinating artifacts from the Civil War. An hour isn't enough time, give Yourself two hours. Highly recommended, especially since NOLA has decided to remove historical monuments and statues.
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