Museum Tour

Our archives contain historical documents, books, rare photographs, and videos. Our collection includes artifacts, newspaper ads for runaway slaves, obituaries, certificates of midwives and rural black doctors, photos and sketches of inventors, such as Leonard Julien and Madame C. J. Walker, in addition to politicians, soldiers, artisans, and entrepreneurs.
School/Church Tour

School and Church tour programs draw upon the universal appeal of music, art, and history to promote an appreciation for diversity and encourage creative expression for children visiting the museum and plantations along the Mississippi River.

Tour Options: Scavenger Hunt

Book a Tour


Children 6 & Under are FREE

All groups by appt. only

Hours: Wed – Sat, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Closed: Sunday – Tuesday

Please call us at (225) 206-1225 or email us at to book a tour to the museum.

Holiday Schedule

2018 Holiday Schedule
Dr MLK Day, open
Mardi Gras, closed
Good Friday, closed
Easter Saturday & Sunday, closed
Memorial Day, closed
July 3, 4, & 5, closed
Labor Day, closed
Thanksgiving Week, closed
Christmas Eve & Day, closed
New Year’s Eve & Day, closed


406 Charles Street

Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Museum Hours

Wed. - Sat.: 10am - 5pm

Sun. - Tues.: Closed

All groups by appt. only

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