National Hansen's Disease Museum, Carville

#55 of 159 in Museums in Louisiana
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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  • Very interesting, we decided to do the audio tour and very worth our time. We highly recommend it. Also the leisure driving tour was very nice. Thank you to our friend Lisa who told us about this...  more »
  • I learned so much! I had no idea that the leprosy colony exsisted. I knew we took precautions but the amount of research that they did was amazing. I learned about the disease, the treatment. I.....  more »
  • I love a unique museum that is off the beaten path. This is out in the middle of no where, south of Gonzales, LA, on a Louisiana Army National Guard base and until recently housed those with leprosy. This museum shows how these people lived. It is a sad disease that disfigures the affected population, and there is a wealth of information at this museum. It shows how they lived, the kind of rooms they lived in, stories of individuals affected and detailed the minutia of their lives. Just jam packed with information. Come and take a look around. A few bucks and hours of things to look at. The docents are very proud of what they have.
  • Well done museum with a great deal of information and many displays. I'm in the medical field (nurse practitioner) and I found this museum truly amazing. The building and grounds are really nice as well. Yes, the museum's theme is a bit unusual, but it's well worth making the trek to visit for anyone interested in a fascinating part of USA history.

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