Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center

Built in 1924, the building was named for renowned planter and philanthropist Julien Poydras. Poydras died at his principal residence in Pointe Coupée and established a fund for public education in his last will and testament. His final resting place is on the grounds, marked by a grand monument and marker.  The Center currently operates as a museum and community cultural center, hosting art and history exhibits, a speaker series, annual book fairs, as well as music, dance and theater events, to name a few.

Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center
500 W Main St.
New Roads, LA 70760
(225) 638-6575