Otis House, Fairview Riverside State Park, east of Madisonville
The old Madisonville town hall, which started out as a courthouse and jail with six cells, is now serving as the Madisonville Museum. Located at 201 Cedar street, the building was built in 1911. The town council met there until the new town hall and community center on the riverfront was built in 1976. The police department used it for a while, and then it became the Madisonville Museum on October 26, 1991.
According to the LouisianaTravel.com website, this museum has exhibits on the local wildlife, the Civil War, Native American culture and the town jail. The Madisonville chamber of commerce has a website dedicated to Madisonville area history. It is located AT THIS LINK.
The Slidell Museum
The Slidell Museum is located at 2020 First Street in Slidell. It is also located in the old town jail. There are photographs and memorabilia as well as exhibits on the South's role in the War Between the States. According to the tourist commission, the exhibit includes reproductions of military uniforms and weapons and features recorded audio. The Mardi Gras Museum Collection includes over 800 pieces of Carnival memorabilia-dresses, costumes, scepters, goblets and throws and historical scrapbooks of past kings and queens.
The Covington Trailhead Museum
Here is a list, complete with links, of some of the many museums in St. Tammany Parish.
St. Tammany Parish History Museums
Abita Springs Trailhead Museum, 22044 Main St., Abita Springs, (985) 817-5327
Bayou Lacombe Museum, 61115 S. St. Mary St. Lacombe,
Covington Trailhead Museum, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-1873
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville, (985) 845-9200,
Madisonville Museum, 201 Cedar St., Madisonville, (985) 845-2100
Mandeville Trailhead Museum, Visitors Center, 675 Lafitte Street, Mandeville, (985) 624-3149
Mandeville Museum, Lang House, 605 Carroll Street, Mandeville, (504) 723-7714
Otis House Museum, 119 Fairview Dr., Madisonville, (985) 845-4010
Pearl River & Honey Island Museum and Research Center, 39437 Hwy. 41 Spur, (985) 863-5040
Slidell Museum, 2065 Second St., Slidell, (985)646-6118
Smith's Son General Merchandise Store Museum, 308 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-0460.
When a Museum Becomes History