Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum: (LA) Louisiana, particularly the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, has an extensive as well as intensive maritime history and cultural heritage. Watercraft associated with the eastern rivers, East Coast coastal trade, western rivers, southern coastal trade, deep water craft and local watercraft were utilized in this area. Visit this site and the new museum in Madisonville, Louisiana.

Louisiana State Museum: (LA) Entry through the Cabildo brings the visitor to “The Old Man River Rolling Along” permanent exhibit, featuring some of Louisiana’s most treasured pieces — ship models, steamboat artifacts, paintings — they tell a fascinating and compelling story.

Louisiana State Museum – Baton Rouge: (LA) The Louisiana State Museum-Baton Rouge will open with an exhibit that highlights the significance of the "Father of Waters" in creating and sustaining much of the state.

Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site: (LA) The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site and museum, one of the 50 regional sites designated as a Great River Road Interpretive Center, displays traditional Louisiana boats (4 bateau, 3 skiff, 2 dugout pirogue and 1 small houseboat) in an exhibit concerning inland watercraft typical of the Bayou Plaquemine region.

USS Kidd (Destroyer): (LA) Built adjacent to the USS KIDD on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, the Nautical Center houses many special attractions for the history or naval enthusiast. It features many one-of-a-kind artifacts, offering an expansive view of the mighty river and is located in the heart of the downtown historical district, just walking distance from Louisiana's Old State Capital and the Louisiana Arts & Sciences Museum. Among the attractions found at the Nautical Center is a display on the USS BATON ROUGE (SSN-689), a nuclear-powered Los Angeles class attack