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

To receive free entry into any of these museums, enter your email at the links and download your ticket.

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day offers free admission to hundreds of museums across the country on Saturday, Sept. 21. Luckily, over two dozen museums in Louisiana are participating in this annual, one-day event.

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol

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Here’s how you can check out the culture and history for free on Museum Day 2019. 

To get into the doors, visitors must present a downloaded ticket. You can download your ticket from any of the GET A TICKET links listed below, or by visiting the Smithsonian’s website.

All you do is enter your name and email to receive the ticket offer. Then, check your email to verify you received a link to your ticket from info@noreply.smithsonianmag.com. And, there you go! 

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

All Louisiana museums participating in Museum Day:

1850 House – New Orleans, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Acadian Memorial and Museum – St. Martinville, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

African American Museum – St. Martinville, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Alexandria Museum of Art – Alexandria, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium – New Orleans, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Bayou Teche Museum – New Iberia, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Capitol Park Museum – Baton Rouge, LA

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

E.D. White Historic Site – Thibodaux, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Entry is free everyday. GET A TICKET

Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses – New Orleans, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LSU Museum of Art – Baton Rouge, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Louisiana National Guard Museums, Jackson Barracks – New Orleans , LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Entry is free everyday. GET TICKET.

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

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol – Baton Rouge, LA

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Entry is free everyday. GET A TICKET

Magnolia Mound: Museum and Historic Site – Baton Rouge, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum – New Orleans, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

New Orleans Museum of Art – New Orleans, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum – Lafayette, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Shadows-on-the-Teche – New Iberia, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Southern Food and Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail – New Orleans, LA

Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
GET A TICKET

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

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

The Cabildo – New Orleans, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Historic New Orleans Collection – New Orleans, LA

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Entry is free everyday. GET A TICKET

The National WWII Museum – New Orleans, LA

Smithsonian Affiliate Museum
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
GET A TICKET

The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint – New Orleans, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Presbytere – New Orleans, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park – Lafayette, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum – Patterson, LA

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Entry is free everyday. GET A TICKET

West Baton Rouge Museum – Port Allen, LA

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
GET A TICKET

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If you can’t decide which museum to pick, head over to the Smithsonian’s website. There, you can filter the museum selections by city and museum type, like art, children, natural history and more. 

Just know that, if a museum reaches capacity, the museum has the right to limit guests until space becomes available.

Also, some museums require a printed ticket, while others will allow you to show your ticket via a smartphone or tablet. Be sure to check your ticket ahead of time, so you aren’t stuck in line with the wrong form of ticket. Museums that require a printed ticket include an asterisk under the museum address stating, “*Printed ticket required.”

If you have more questions about Museum Day, visit the Smithsonian’s FAQ section