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Hours, Directions, and Admission

Museum and Gift Shop Hours Tuesday – Friday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Check our  Facebook page for announcements of special holiday openings or closings. Directions Click here to be taken to Google Maps. Located at 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville, Louisiana, the Lake …

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Exhibits & Collections

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum features unique exhibits that illustrate the innovation, creativity, and perseverance of Louisiana’s people, concentrating on the maritime history of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, the lower Mississippi River Valley, and the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Lifelike examples of native Louisiana plants and animals can be seen in the museum’s exhibits, …

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Tchefuncte Treasures Gift Shop

2019 Wooden Boat Festival T-shirts and Posters are Available!   The Tchefuncte Treasures Gift Shop is your one-stop shop for unique Louisiana and maritime gifts and souvenirs. There are gifts for all ages, including shirts, hats, mugs, and Wooden Boat Festival posters from the current and past years — signed and numbered! Please contact us by telephone, …

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Tchefuncte River Lighthouse

Originally founded and built in 1837, the Tchefuncte River Light Station is a symbol of the dynamic maritime history and culture of Louisiana. The original tower was badly damaged during the Civil War and was rebuilt in 1867-1868 on the same foundation using many of the same bricks. The Light Station, its keepers, and their families …

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