Museum Day 2019: Get free entry into these Louisiana museums on Sept. 21

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day offers free admission at a dozen New Orleans museums on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The annual, one-day event allows people free access to participating museums and cultural institutions around the country. Anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket can get free general admission for up to two people.

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According to the website, this year, Museum Day celebrates the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian’s vast musical collections and resources through 365 days of music-related programming.

If you ever wanted to check out one of the area’s popular and acclaimed museums, here’s a good day to mark on your calendar.

The promotion includes a dozen museums in New Orleans and a total of 29 participating museums in Louisiana.

In order to receive the offer, visit the Smithsonian’s website and find a participating museum you would like to visit. Download your ticket and present it at the museum.

The Museum Day ticket provides free general admission for two people.  You can only download one ticket per e-mail address.

Here’s the list of participating museums in the New Orleans area:

1850 House

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses

Louisiana National Guard Museums, Jackson Barracks

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

New Orleans Museum of Art

Southern Food and Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktial

The Cabildo

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The National WWII Museum

The New Orleans Jazz Museum at Old U.S. Mint

The Presbytere

Here’s a list of other participating Louisiana museums:

Acadian Memorial and Museum – St. Martinville, La.

African American Museum – St. Martinville, La.

Alexandria Museum of Art – Alexandria, La.

Bayou Teche Museum – New Iberia, La.

Capitol Park Museum – Baton Rouge

E.D. White Historic Site – Thibodaux, La.

LSU Museum of Art – Baton Rouge

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum – Madisonville, La.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest History Museum – Natchitoches, La.

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol – Baton Rouge

Magnolia Mound: Museum and Historic Site – Baton Rouge

Paul and Lulu Hillard University Art Museum – Lafayette, La.

Shadows on the Teche – New Iberia, La.

T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum – Alexandria, La.

Vermilionville Living History Musem & Folklife Park – Lafayette, La.

Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum – Paterson, La.

West Baton Rouge Museum – Port Allen, La.

For the complete list of museums participating in Museum Day, visit the Smithsonian’s website.

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