Flooded House Museum.

Flooded House Museum

Field review by the editors.

New Orleans, Louisiana

After Hurricane Katrina flooded this suburban neighborhood On September 2, 2005, the future Flooded House Museum was just a flooded house. A local group purchased the gutted home, restored it, filled it with donated furniture, and then "distressed" it -- using theater art and scenic design techniques -- to make it look the way it did in Katrina's aftermath. The one-of-a-kind project took many years; the Museum didn't open until March 23, 2019.

The Flooded House Museum was designed for the public like a giant diorama; visitors can't enter the building, but they can stand outside and peer through the windows at the destroyed furniture and moldy walls.

Piano.

Flooded House Museum

Address:
4918 Warrington Drive, New Orleans, LA
Directions:
North side of the city. I-610 exit 3. Turn north onto Elysian Fields Ave. Drive one mile. Turn left at the stoplight onto Mirabeau Ave. Drive a half-mile. Turn right onto Warrington Drive. It's the third house on the left.
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