Museum Day 2021: Get free entry into these Louisiana museums on Sept. 18

After last year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day returns for free admission at participating museums on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Photo courtesy: National WWII Museum

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. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address.

This year, the event includes seven museums in the greater New Orleans area and nearly a dozen Louisiana museums outside of New Orleans.

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.

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

1850 House

New Orleans Museum of Art

The Cabildo

The National WWII Museum

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

The Presbytere

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum – Madisonville, La.

Here’s a list of other participating Louisiana museums:

Alexandria Museum of Art – Alexandria, La.

Bayou Teche Museum – New Iberia, La.

Capitol Park Museum – Baton Rouge

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

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

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol – Baton Rouge

Shadows on the Teche – New Iberia, La.

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

USS KIDD Veterans Museum – Baton Rouge

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

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

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


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