Maritime Museum Louisiana
133 Mabel Drive
Madisonville, LA 70447
Tel: (985) 845-9200


Explore the area's rich maritime history up-close with detailed exhibits and interpretive displays, boat models, boat-building classes, hands-on educational programs and presentations by Lighthouse Keeper Frederick Schrieber, one of the last Tchefuncte River Lighthouse keepers, on life at the lighthouse in the early 1900's. And, don't miss the very popular Wooden Boat Festival, held on the second weekend of October. Be sure to check the museum's website for current hours of operation and event status.

Located on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, Maritime Museum Louisiana has 3,600 sq. ft. of combined banquet rooms, a wrap-around covered exterior porch, theater-style seating for 40 people. The entire venue can accommodate up to 350 people--a beautiful and historic location for weddings, too.

Maritime Museum Louisiana is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, making it a great place to include on itineraries for military reunions. Click here to learn more about free assistance by the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission when you hold your military reunion in St. Tammany Parish. 


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  • Description The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum has theater-style seating for 40 people. There are 3,600 sq. ft. of combined banquet rooms & a wrap-around covered exterior porch. The entire venue can accommodate up to 350 people.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3600
  • Theatre Capacity 40

April 20, 2024

Maritime Museum Louisiana presents the 3rd annual Maritime Music & Art Festival, an event to benefit the museum, on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Madisonville Ball Park, from 10... Read More