Carville Hansen's Disease Center & Museum

The picturesque Indian Camp Plantation was formerly a hospital for patients with Hansen's Disease (leprosy). Patients were shipped to the hospital in the late 1800's and early 1900's and they lived out their lives in Carville. Over the years, hundreds of patients' lives were changed as medical breakthroughs were made by physicians at the Center. A museum depicting the stories of those suffering with leprosy and efforts to treat the disease is located on the grounds. Today the plantation serves as a Louisiana National Guard facility and is open for tours.

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Latitude: 30.212032 Longitude: -91.102183 Elevation: 22 ft

Hours Open

Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Time Period Represented

1894 to present

Seasons Open


Visitor Fees

Free and open to the public

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