Discover Louisiana’s unique military history at the two museums supported by the Louisiana National Guard Foundation. The Foundation works directly with both Museums to support their existence. Admission is free and the experience is priceless.
Jackson Barracks Military Museum
The Louisiana National Guard Museum at Jackson Barracks tells the story of Louisiana’s military history through the eyes of the Louisiana National Guard.
France, Spain, the U.S., the Confederacy—the state and territory of Louisiana has had quite the political past. The military always played a starring role. The Louisiana National Guard was essential throughout the state’s—and the country’s—history. From the Battle of New Orleans to WWII, from Hurricane Katrina to present-day conflicts, let these stories inspire you at historic Jackson Barracks.
- 6400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
- No admission fees
- Open Monday – Saturday; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
- Continually updating exhibitions
- After-hours and weekend arrangements can be made by calling 504-278-8024.
Please note: if the St. Claude Ave. Gate is closed, proceed north around the block to N. Claiborne Ave./W. Judge Perez Drive Gate
Louisiana Maneuvers and Military Museum at Camp Beauregard
Did you know the pine forests of central Louisiana played an essential role in America’s WWII victory? The vast amount of land at Camp Beauregard in Pineville was ideal for a training site. It became the Louisiana Maneuvers Preparation in 1940. Over the two years of operations, more than 450,000 soldiers were trained here—making it the largest training site in the country. This planning and training ensured the Allied victories in Europe and Asia.
In fact, Camp Beauregard still operates as the largest National Guard training post in the state. Visit and discover the secrets whispered in these woods and pay tribute to the generations of Louisiana military members.
- 623 G Street Pineville, LA 71360
- No admission fees
- Open Tuesday – Friday; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- After hours and weekend arrangements can be made by calling 318-641-5733.
Ignite your passion for history and volunteer at either of these Foundation-supported museums. Assist with ticketing and displays, and answer visitors’ questions. The time and effort of Foundation volunteers ensure history is not forgotten and honors the Louisiana National Guard’s service. If you’re interested in donating your time and talent to Louisiana National Guard museums, fill out the form below.