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Confederate Memorial Hall

929 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-4522 Phone (504) 523-8595 Fax

http://www.confederatemuseum.com/

 

 

Confederate Memorial Hall
Louisiana's Oldest Museum
Dedicated January 8, 1891.

Designed by Thomas Sully, architect to harmonize with the adjoining structure, then the Howard Memorial Library. Built as a repository for records reports, artifacts, and memorabilia of the Civil War by Frank T. Howard and donated to the Louisiana Historical Association as a memorial to his father, Charles T. Howard.

The remains of Jefferson Davis, first President of he Confederacy, who died in New Orleans, lay in state in Memorial Hall on May 29, 1893. The Museum which is owned and operated by the Louisiana Historical Association (founded April 11, 1889) was placed on the National Register of Historical Places June 11, 1976.