Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans
6 Ratings
New Orleans
Discover the unique history of Jewish life in the American South at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans.
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience - The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience explores the many ways that Jews in the American South influenced and were influenced by the distinct cultural heritage of their new homes. Through exhibits, collections and programs focused on the unique and remarkable history of Southern Jews, the Museum encourages new understanding and appreciation for identity, diversity, and acceptance.
What's Included
  • 10-minute introduction video
  • Admission ticket
Additional Information

With a collection of over 4,000 artifacts spanning 13 Southern states and 350 years of history from colonial times to the present, the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience tells the fascinating, totally unique, and often overlooked story of Jewish survival – and success – in the American South. Our award-winning permanent galleries showcase the journeys Jewish immigrants made to the South, the ways of life they chose, how Jewish traditions and practices were expressed through Southern values, and how Jewish Southerners deeply impacted this region, from the Revolutionary War to the civil rights movement – and were, in turn, influenced by their friends and neighbors. Our rotating Special Exhibition Gallery hosts the compelling past-and-present stories of Jewish communities, individuals, and ideas throughout the American South with stand-alone art and artifacts exhibits.

  • Wheelchairs available upon request
The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience
818 Howard Ave
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(6 Ratings)
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Jun 15, 2024
Must see - Great exhibition of Jewish life in the south Enjoyable and educational Friendly staff and great gift shop
Review provided by Viator
May 12, 2024
Jewish Museum of the South - A wonderful museum. Not to be missed by Jewish or non-Jewish guests. Very informative and in some ways eye opening , especially finding out that many Jews were also tied to the slave trade in the South.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 11, 2024
Museum is a gem - What a very nice way to display the history of the southern Jews, and also include the history of all Jews in America. Thank you so much for a great exhibit and a wonderful museum.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 28, 2024
Very enlightening and educational experience! - This was a very moving and educational experience for me. I went with a friend who was Christian and she also enjoyed learning about Southern Jewish History. Prior to this visit, I had not known that there were Jewish men who served in leadership and enlisted positions in the Conferacy. I also had no idea that any Jewish people owned any slaves. My friend enjoyed playing a game where one had to guess (multiple choice) what a particular Yiddish word meant in English. Many interesting artifacts. A whole section was dedicated to Jewish involvement in the 1960's Civil Rights Movement. I learned about this museum from having reviewed Trip Advisor in advance of travel to N.O.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 25, 2024
Hidden gem - This was an unexpected gem. We visited with an 8 year old. There was just enough interactive items that he kept himself busy while the adults were able to fully explore the museum. Spent a little over an hour. Highly recommend.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 22, 2024
Do not miss this when visiting New Orleans! - This is not to be missed! We learned so much about Jewish life, (immigration, southern lifestyle, and more) in a comfortable and calm environment. This is a self guided tour, so you can spend as much or as little time viewing certain exhibits. There are some interactive exhibits, as well. Don't miss the short film the very beginning of the tour. It is a fantastic way to get you going and to give some orientation. Everyone there is very helpful and friendly to guide you or answer questions.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024