History - Pontchartrain Conservancy




The New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center

The historic New Canal Lighthouse is located at 8001 Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans, LA (at West End on Lakeshore Drive).  The lighthouse was severely damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The Pontchartrain Conservancy reconstructed the lighthouse, incorporating original wood from the 1890 lighthouse that stood on the site and now operates as PC's New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center.

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Our museum offers programs that focus on the history of the lighthouse, the ecology of the Pontchartrain Basin and the critical coastal issues we face today in South Louisiana. The museum has on display a Fresnel lens that was believed to have been in the lighthouse in the early 1900's. There are also displays depicting the history of the region and the lighthouse, the work of PC, recreational and commercial lake opportunities, and PC's plan to make our coast sustainable for the future.

We still need your help in our efforts to support the lighthouse. Please help us as we continue to bring back this symbol of our rich maritime history and the resiliency of our communities. Purchase a personalized brick today or make a donation.