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National Hansen's Disease Museum
Carville Louisiana Museum


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NameNational Hansen's Disease Museum
Address5445 Point Clair Road
Building 12
Carville, LA 70721
Brief DescriptionHistory museum, historic district, US National Leprosarium
TypeAttraction
CategoryMuseum
DescriptionThe museum's mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the medical and cultural artifacts of the Carville Historic District. In addition, we promote the understanding, identification and treatment of Hansen's disease (leprosy).

Walking tours, by appointment.
Self-guided driving tour to the cemetery allowed 7 days a week.

The Museum's exhibitions focus on the following areas:

*Public Health Service
*Armadillo Research
*Patients' & Staff Living Quarters
*Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (first nurses)
*Stanley Stein & The Star Magazine (patient advocacy)
*Medical Artifacts & Treatment of Leprosy
*Patients' Stories & Photographs
*Carville Culture: Organizations, Activities & Entertainment
*Hansen's Disease Ready Reference
*Documentary Films
*Gift Shop with Patient Authored Books
*Site History


Phone 1(225) 642-1950
EmailNHDPmuseum@hrsa.gov
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance1 to 2 hours
Websitewww.hrsa.gov/hansensdisease/museum
Request BrochureVisitor Information Packet
Last Updated2/3/2016
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