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Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum

133 Mabel Dr, Madisonville, LA 70447-9301
+1 985-845-9200
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We went to this museum and it was ok did not get the information I was seeking for a school report... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AlishaSchex
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Madisonville, Louisiana
Nicely Done

Making the best of a bad (weather) day, my wife came up with the idea to visit this place, glad she... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Pat P
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Abita Springs, Louisiana
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  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
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“wooden boat” (4 reviews)
“new orleans” (2 reviews)
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133 Mabel Dr, Madisonville, LA 70447-9301
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+1 985-845-9200

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this museum and it was ok did not get the information I was seeking for a school report was a little disappointed.

Thank AlishaSchex
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Making the best of a bad (weather) day, my wife came up with the idea to visit this place, glad she did. I was pleasantly surprised I mean when you drive through Madisonville and though a nice little town I didn't expect this. There is...More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 26 April 2017

What a gem of a museum! I was headed to the airport and decided to make a quick stop and it was well worth it. I was there for an hour and wish I would have had 2. I loved the old black and white...More

Thank dlnewtonjr
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Interesting & histórical especially if you like boats. Very touristy, though which I guess it is supposed to be.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 14 December 2016

They were actually closed as scheduled the day we were there. The mainreason I wanted to visit was the open-air, underneath boat building area. Many wooden boats are under construction by local craftsmen. There are power tools for their use. It appears to be a...More

Thank loafin
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum is full of great local information. Plan on 3 hours so that you can watch the wonderful movies that are included with the price of your admission. Learn about Creole life and life on the waterway. Nicely set up, it is a good...More

Thank cathy h
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful experience all wrapped up in a new building with memorable history explained in video, dioramas, pictures and objects, original as well as recreations. This museum presents the full maritime history of the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain centered in Madisonville, Louisiana. This town...More

Thank virginiadog
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. I learned a lot about the history of the town of Madasonville that I did not know. You can also see wooden boats being built by hand or even sign up to build one of your own. I...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Been there only twice. as visitor to museum and for my granddaughter's wedding. both times were enjoyable and pleasant. nice for out of state visitors to learn some of our history. good parking and elevator access.

Thank Sal M
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Small but pleasant place to visit. Nicely decorated with exhibits about the river and past history about Madisonville and Louisiana. Most Wooden Boat Fest posters available for purchase.

Thank kathimoll
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