6015 Old Boyce Rd
Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: (318) 445-9800
Fax: (318) 445-2009
Arts & Museums
Housed in the historic Rapides Bank Building that was built in 1898 and is listed on the National Historic Register, this museum is only one of four nationally accredited museums in Louisiana with features including a children's gallery, a Louisiana gallery, and three galleries for touring exhibits. You'll also find the state's largest collection of North Louisiana folk art at this museum, as well as an extensive collection of contemporary Louisiana art.
Showcases the history of Louisiana but also shows the unique beginnings and history of Central Louisiana. Over 50 displays and exhibits on the ground floor of the historic Alexandria Public Library, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, are featured.
This is the boyhood home of Arna Wendell Bontemps, an African-American author, poet, anthologist, and librarian. He is noted for fostering appraisal of his race and the black man's place in American History. This museum contains an array of African-American memorabilia, pamphlets, books, and artifacts plus hosts several events throughout the year including a quiz bowl, a storytelling residency, and Jazz on the River. A gift shop is also on site. This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Supported in part by the City of Alexandria and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, this colorful contemporary visual arts center features a gallery which showcases the work of local and regional artists plus host a wide variety of art events and exhibits.
Housed in a replica of World War II barracks, this museum pays tribute to the soldiers and civilians of the Louisiana Maneuvers with exhibits on display including uniforms, equipment, and Maneuver's era arms. An extensive collection of artifacts from Colonial Louisiana to Desert Storm are also on display.
Built over 100 years ago, this historic 57 acre sawmill and company town was closed in 1969 when lumbermen set down their tools and walked away. Features of the complex include audiovisual presentations, exhibits, souvenirs, picnic areas, a nature trail, and railroad motor car rides on the Red River and Gulf Railroads.