Maritime and Naval Museums: Louisiana, USA.

Baton Rouge

Louisiana Naval War Museum and Nautical Center

305 South River Road,
Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

Telephone: +1 504 342 1942

Opening hours: daily, 09:00-17:00; closed during Christmas.

Includes displays from the former Louisiana Maritime Museum. The Kidd, which still retains her World War II appearance, rests in cradles which allows the public to inspect the ships bottom during late summer when the river's water level is at its lowest.

Mseum ship:

  • USS Kidd (1943), destroyer DD-661. A Fletcher-class destroyer named after Rear Admiral, Issac C. Kidd, Jr., killed at Pearl Harbour.


    Plaquemine Lock Museum

    Historic Plaquemine Lock and Iberville Parish Tourist Information Center,
    P.O. Box 248,
    57730 Main Street,
    Plaquemine, LA 70765-0248.

    Telephone: +1 504 687 7158; +1 504 687 3560; +1 800 233 3560.
    WWW: The Palquemine Lock Museum

    Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-16:00. Closed major holidays.

    A 51 feet fresh water lock, which at its completion in 1909 had the highest lift in the world. After the lock having been replaced by a new lock at Port Allen, the Plaquemine Lock Museum was opened in 1983. The history of the Mississippi River and its shipping is also illustrated.

    Updated 1996-09-11 by Lars Bruzelius

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    Copyright © 1996 Lars Bruzelius.