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12 New Orleans museums grant free admission on September 21 as part of Smithsonian’s Museum Day promotion

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A stately Beaux Arts building of beige brick with 4 columns framed against a blue sky
The New Orleans Museum of Art will participate in Museum Day.

2019 has been a good year for museum lovers in New Orleans. First, the Audubon Nature Institute rolled out free admission for locals each Wednesday; the new Historic New Orleans Collection expansion opened; then, the new Louisiana Children’s Museum site opened.

Now, a perennial favorite is right around the corner: Museum Day. As part of Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day event, 12 New Orleans museums offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 21. Those locations are listed below.

More than 1,600 museums nationwide offer free admission on Museum Day. This year’s theme is “Year of Music.” Participants must visit the Smithsonian website and download a pass to receive free entry. Passes are limited to one per person, and each pass admits two.

The Presbytere

751 Place John Paul Deaux, New Orleans, LA 70116 (800) 568-6968 Visit Website

Cabildo

701 Place John Paul Deaux, New Orleans, LA 70116 (800) 568-6968 Visit Website

1850 House

523 Saint Ann Street, , LA 70116 Visit Website

The Historic New Orleans Collection

533 Royal Street, , LA 70130 Visit Website

Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Avenue, , LA 70116 Visit Website

New Orleans Museum of Art

1 Collins Diboll Circle, , LA 70124 Visit Website

Audubon Nature Institute

6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118

The Cabildo

701 Chartres St, , LA 70130 Visit Website

New Orleans Jazz Museum

400 Esplanade Avenue, , LA 70116 Visit Website

Audubon

, , LA

The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, , LA 70130 Visit Website