The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding, and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. The museum also hosts special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and tastings that showcase the food and drink of the South.
Located inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum is The Museum of the American Cocktail’s New Orleans Collection and La Galerie de l’Absinthe. Online exhibits include “The History and Evolution of King Cakes” and “Creole Chefs of New Orleans.”
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is now part of the New Orleans Public Library Museum Pass Program. Each pass provides free museum entry for up to two adults for a two week period. Children ages 11 & under are always free. All 14 Library locations have one Southern Food & Beverage Museum pass available for check out. The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is also a member of The American Alliance of Museums, which affords its members discounted tickets.
Adult tickets are $10.50. Students, military, and seniors over 60 pay $5.25. Children under 12 (with an adult) are granted free admission. The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is open Wednesday through Monday, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM. The museum is located at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in New Orleans.