See what’s new and old at the USS KIDD Veterans Museum

Exhibits & Archives
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From the newest exhibits to behind-the-scenes glimpses of our archives, explore the museum here.

So you’ve heard about our ship, right? Did you also know we are the site of Louisiana’s Naval Veterans Memorial and Veterans Museum? Visit the museum to see the aircraft that soared through the skies of Southeast Asia during two eras of conflict, examine the dented helmet of an infantryman who stormed the beaches of Normandy, and so much more. On this page, we’ll share what’s new and on display in our exhibits and occasionally preview cool finds from our archives, so check back often.

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  • Parking Options

    October 7, 2018
    Parking is available on River Road in front of the USS KIDD where it says “Visitor Parking”, at the Baton Rouge River Center (parking fee) or the Belle of...
  • Behind the Scenes of the USS KIDD’s WWI Trench

    September 13, 2018
    At the museum for a limited time, experience a WWI replica trench in full-scale, and see for yourself what our soldiers fought from in the first World War.  ...
  • How USS Kidd Handles Seasonal Changes

    September 13, 2018
    The Mississippi River is on the rise and the USS KIDD (DD-661) is riding high on the current in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Despite many people’s assumptions, Baton Rouge...
  • Restoring The Officer’s Wardroom to WWII Design

    September 7, 2018
    In the 1950s/1960s, the Officer’s Wardroom had cement poured in an attempt to level the deck, vinyl toles were laid on top of that to update the mid-century decor....

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