• Museum Index • Shreveport-Bossier



At 514 Chartres Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, lies the oldest pharmacy in America, established in 1823. The New Orleans Pharmacy is now the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.

Shreveport-Caddo Parish

Antique and Classic Car Museum
A wide range of antique vehicles, including motorcycles and fire trucks. Also, antique radios, tools and memorabilia on display. 601 Spring St., Shreveport 318-222-0227
Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions
Exhibits recognizing each of the 110 athletes from this area, located in the Shreveport Convention center and open during times of events in the center. 400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, 318-221-8445
Artspace at the West Edge
An unexpected arts experience for diverse audiences. 710 Texas Ave., Shreveport 318-673-6535
Barnwell Art Center
Rotating exhibits and monthly showings. 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport 318-673-7703
Casa D’Arte
Gallery featuring contemporary prints, paintings and sculptures by local and international artists. 214 Texas St., Shreveport 318-424-6415
Grindstone Bluff Museum Library
875 Cotton St., Shreveport 318-222-3325
J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center
The top deck of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center provides visitors with a panoramic view of downtown Shreveport while the interior exhibits provide visitors with an historical panoramic view of the Red River from about 1830 to the present. 700 Clyde Fant Parkway, on the Riverfront, Shreveport, 318-677-2671
J. Frank McAneny Museum
Letters from the Civil War, World War I, World War II and up to the current day. 401 Texas St., 3rd floor, Shreveport 318-429-2310
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
One of the famed Karpeles Libraries who are the world’s largest private holding of important original manuscripts & documents. The archives include Literature, Science, Religion, History and Art. Exhibits rotate and change. 3201 Centenary Blvd, Shreveport, LA, 318-861-7615
Legacy of Stars Hall of Fame Museum
Theater and museum of local gospel and country music hall-of-famers.
836 Grimmett Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-560-1260
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
Focusing on historical artifacts and works of art indigenous to northwest Louisiana, this museum also showcases a Native American exhibit. 3015 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport, LA, 318-632-2020
Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College
The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College of Louisiana is an educational unit of the College charged with the collection, conservation, preservation and interpretation of visual art works of museum quality from the permanent College Collection inclusive of the Indochina Collection of Jean Despujols. 2911 Centenary Blvd, Shreveport, 318-869-5169
Multicultural Center of the South
Authentic art, crafts, furniture and artifacts telling the history of 26 cultures identified from this area. 401 Texas St., Shreveport 318-424-1300
Museum of Life Sciences
A research institution devoted to the scientific study of vertebrate animals, spiders, insects, mollusks and vascular plants. Data for all specimens is computerized, which exceeds 62,800 specimens. LSUS, Shreveport 318-797-5338
Pioneer Heritage Center
Authentic buildings from 1830-1860’s. One University Plaza, LSUS Campus, Shreveport 318-797-5339
Rothenberger’s Museum of Clocks
From beautiful mantle clocks to intricately detailed German clocks to pocket watches from a bygone era. Self-guided tours. 1921 McCutchen Ave. 2, Shreveport, La. (318) 686-6332
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Incomparable collections of American and European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning more than four centuries. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport, 318-865-4201
Sci-Port Louisiana Science Center
Science and entertainment center featuring over 290 science, math and space exhibits. Programs change daily. IMAX dome theatre. 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport 318-424-3466
Shreveport Firefighters Museum
Vintage Fire trucks and more. 830 Erie St., Shreveport 318-865-5783
Shreveport Water Works Museum
McNeill Street Pumping is a turn-of-the-century waterworks that was the last known steam-powered water plant in the United States when its steam engines were finally retired in 1980. 142 North Common St., Shreveport, 318-221-3388
Spring Street Historical Museum
Museum traces the history and times of the city of Shreveport from its beginnings 525 Spring Street, Shreveport, 318-424-0964
Southern University Museum of Art
The mission of Southern University Museum of Art is to assure art, artifacts and other treasured works of Africans, American Africans and their descendants. 610 Texas St., Suite 110, Shreveport, 318-687-4631
Stage of Stars Museum/Gift Shop
Located in the historic Municipal Memorial Auditorium, the Stage of Stars Museum displays the magnificent history of this local treasure. This was the site of “The Louisiana Hayride” radio show in the 50s and 60s, and the stage where Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Sr., Johnny Cash, and George Jones have performed as well as former Louisiana governor, Jimmie Davis who wrote “You Are My Sunshine.”
705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport, 318-220-9434
Stephens African American Museum
To cultivate and preserve African American History and to increase awareness and recognize African American contributions. 2910 Lindholm St., Shreveport, 318-635-2147
Talbot Medical Museum
A collection of items retained by the health system and by former employees. Talbot follows the growth of Willis Knighton beginning with the grand opening in 1924.
The Little Shanty Folk Art Gallery
Inspirational country art. 7102 Line Ave., Shreveport 318-861-3308

Gilliam

Red River Crossroads Museum
Memorabilia and pictures of the surrounding rural communities. Hwy. 3049, Shreve Memorial Library, Gilliam 318-296-4303

Greenwood

The Dunn House Museum
Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. History of Greenwood, LA
9371 Greenwood Road, Greenwood, LA, 318-938-8500

Mooringsport

Mooringsport Mini Museum
Caddo Indian relics and memorabilia from 1837-1940. 124 West Croom St., Mooringsport 318-996-7660

Oil City

Caddo-Pine Island Oil Historical Museum
Learn about the history of Northwest Louisiana oil fields, Caddo Lake and the people’s who inhabited the area. Oil City, La. Located on Hwy. 1

Rodessa

Rodessa Heritage Museum
Museum of local oil and school history located downtown. Boyhood home
Of O.J. Simpson. Rodessa, La. (318) 472-9449

Vivian

Vivian Railroad Station Museum
Rotating exhibits that depict history and culture of the area. 100 N. Front St., Vivian 318-375-5300

The Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum
The Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum chronicles the growth of Oil City with exhibits featuring the Caddo Indians and a variety of early oil-field equipment. 200 South Land Ave., Oil City, LA, 318-995-6845

Bossier Parish

8th Air Force Museum
Collection of military aircraft and historical artifacts. Actual podium and furniture from the Eighth Air Force Headquarters when U.S. President George W. Bush made the first speech during the terrorist attacks. Open 9:30AM – 4 PM, everyday except holidays. Free to public.
88 Shreveport Rd., North Gate, Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, 318-752-0055
Bossier Parish Library Historical Center
Bossier Parish history, artifacts and genealogy. 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City 318-746-7717
East Bank Gallery
Theatre and art gallery, art classes/instruction. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City 318-741-8310
Gallery Fine Art Center
Contemporary fine art, film and photography by local and national artists. 2151 Airline Dr., Bossier City, La. (318)741-9192
Mardi Gras Museum
Floats, gris-gris and other mardi gras memorabilia. 2101 E. Texas St., Bossier City 318-741-3019
Confederate Navy Yard
Shipyard where the noted ironclad gunboat CSS Missouri was built. Marker located on Cross Bayou.

Haughton

Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum
This museum features over 1,000 animals from around the world. Visitors can watch the painting and taxidermy of dioramas that are not yet finished. It also displays American Indian artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War and World Wars I and II.
3386 Highway 80 East, Haughton, LA, 318-949-2323

Natchitoches Parish

Cloutierville

Bayou Folk Museum
This 1800’s home celebrates it’s most famous resident, Kate Chopin and it’s original inhabitant, Alexis Cloutier. Built by slave labor. Graveyard next door.

Natchitoches

Adai Indian Nation Culture Center
Meet tribal people and see their buffalo herd. A unique 8,000 square foot all-weather theatre. Open year round. The Adai Indian Nation is indigenous to the original territories of Louisiana and Texas. 877-472-1007
Bishop Martin Museum
This museum is the repository of religious relics from both the Spanish and French Catholics dating to the late 1700’s. 145 Church St., Natchitoches 318-352-3422
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum
Display of portraits and memorabilia of Louisiana’s most accomplished athletes. The Hall of Fame has been located in Natchitoches since 1972. Prather Coliseum, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, La. 318-357-6467
Louisiana State Museum-Natchitoches
Constructed in 1896 of brick the color of ‘oxblood’, this is an imposing edifice. Rotating exhibits. 600 Second St., Natchitoches, La. 318- 357-2270
Natchitoches Art Museum
814 Washington Sq., Natchitoches 318-352-1626
Natchitoches Heritage Art Gallery & Museum
All types of medium are represented in the gallery from painting, pottery, sculpture and jewelry. Art displayed includes local, historically important artifacts from homes and buildings in the area. 584 Front St., Natchitoches 318-352-1626
Old State Courthouse Museum
An excellent example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture.
Features works from Louisiana and rotating works of art. 600 Second St., Natchitoches, La. (318) 357-2270
Williamson Museum
Dedicated to the preservation of cultures – concentrates on Louisiana Indians and on the archeology of post European cultures in the state. The museum holds over half a million artifacts and is an official repository for state and federal archeological collections. Keyser Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, La. 318-357-4364

DeSoto Parish

DeSoto Multi-Cultural Center
Mansfield 318-871-9010
Mansfield Female College Museum
The oldest women’s college west of the Mississippi River. Founded in the
1800’s. 101 Monroe St., Mansfield, La. (318) 871-9978
Mansfield State Historic Site
This site commemorates the civil war battles at Mansfield and Pleasant
Hill. Museum and video. 15149 Hwy. 175, Mansfield, La. 318-872-1474
The Old Courthouse Museum
Built in 1843, this incredible structure is one of only two log courthouses in Louisiana! Historical items on view. Corner of Polk and Madison St., Mansfield, La.

Stonewall

Old Log Courthouse Museum
Stonewall 318-872-1177

Webster Parish

Dorcheat Historical Museum
Historical documents, photos and artifacts from Webster Parish.
Learn about Webster Parish. 116 Pearl St., Minden, La. (318) 377-3002
Germantown Colony and Museum
The Germantown Colony and Museum, located northeast of Minden, provides visitors with a look into the past, to a way of life once believed by its founders to be a utopia. 120 Museum Rd, Minden, LA, 318-377-6061
Webster Parish Museum
Local and regional photography, historical exhibits, original artwork, etc. 116 Pearl St., Minden 318-377-3002

Shongaloo

Log Cabin Museum
Learn about rural life in Louisiana in the mid-to-late 1800’s. This original log cabin was home to one of North Louisiana’s first doctors. Shongaloo 318-846-2610

Bienville Parish

Arcadia Post Office
For “New Deal” and history enthusiasts, the lobby of the Post Office, c.1937, features a mural “Cotton Time”.
Bienville Depot Museum
Built in 1908, this is the only wooden depot in existence between
Marshall, Tx. And Jackson, Ms. It served as both a passenger and
freight station. Exhibits, historical papers, documents, photographs,
Railroad items and military memorabilia from the 1930’s and 1940’s.
2440 Hazel St., Arcadia, La.
Civil and Korean War Naval Museum
A display of over 100 handmade models of 30” civil war ships in lighted
Cases. 153 Museum Rd., Arcadia, La. (318) 263-8247

Gibsland

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum
This museum occupies the exact historical location of Ma Canfield’s Café
where Bonnie and Clyde dined for the last time. Trip back to 1934 when
the notorious outlaws met their bloody fate in a deadly ambush. Includes:
seized weapons, exclusive film footage, the authentic movie car from the
67 film, rare photographs, taped eye-witness accounts and genuine 1930’s
era documents. 2419 Main St., Gibsland, La. (318) 843-1934
Stagecoach Trail Museum
Probably the largest quilt museum in Louisiana.
12801 Hwy. 154. Gibsland, La. (318) 843-6455

Winn Parish

Louisiana Political Museum & Hall of Fame
Housed in the old Winnfield railroad depot, this is the political museum to
See. Winnfield is the birthplace of Gov. Huey P. Long, The Kingfish. See
Huey’s dining room set, Earl Long’s campaign vehicle, letters, pictures
& political memorabilia.
499 E. Main St., Winnfield, La. (877) 628-5928

Concordia Parish

Delta Music Museum
Memorabilia from the careers or Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart.
218 Louisiana Ave., Ferriday, La. (318) 757-9999

Frogmore

Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gins
Visit a working cotton plantation of the early 1800’s with a rare steam
Cotton gin which can produce 900 bales of cotton per day.
Located at 11054 Hwy. 84, Frogmore, La.

Claiborne Parish

Herbert S. Ford Museum
Artifacts and exhibits related to the early life in Claiborne Parish, La.
519 S. Main St., Homer, La. [on the town square]


2 Responses to “• Museum Index • Shreveport-Bossier”

  1. My great great grandmother Alice Smith was born aroung 1860s -1890s in chopin, LA on a cotton platation were she leaved until she died around 1970’s. I’m just trying to find out more information about the her and the platation she was born on. I hope you can help.

  2. I have a ton of senator Feazel personal papers/scrap book with letters to, and from huey p. long, hale boggs, harry truman, exc. Does anyone know of any private historic collections that might be intrested in these important historical papers? Please call me or email me.
    Patrick 225-223-2232

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