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Louisiana’s Great River Road Museum is a premier museum and interpretive center presenting the history and influence of the lower Mississippi River on transportation, commerce, music, and the folklife and folklore of river life. The museum highlights the history, and chronicles the people and families who helped build Louisiana’s most lucrative corridor while creating the unique culture which is Louisiana.

Explore informative displays and exhibits on:

  • Early explorers and settlers of the “Father of Waters”
  • Native Tribes
  • Possession of the River
  • Maps and Surveys
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Ships and Steamboats
  • Slavery
  • Free People of Color
  • Art, Literature and Music
  • Plantation and River Life
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Communities and Towns
  • Folklife and Folklore
  • Transportation and Commerce
  • Industry
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