LOS ISLEÑOS MUSEUM COMPLEX

COVID-19 Phase II Tour Procedure 

Policy Effective: July 18, 2020  

LOS ISLEÑOS MUSEUM COMPLEX welcomes visitors to its 22-acre site with nine structures and a nature trail.  Visitors will enter the museum complex parking lot adjacent to Los Isleños Museum, park and walk to Los Isleños Museum where they will be greeted by a docent from Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society of St. Bernard.

  • Days and hours of operation will remain Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Docent led tours will occur hourly at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.  Los Isleños Museum Complex will be closed for docent led tours during all holidays recognized by St. Bernard Parish Government.
  • Tour size will be limited to nine (9) persons per tour.
  • Tours will be offered by reservation only. To reserve a place on a tour, visitors must email losislenos2011@gmail.com or call (504) 277-4681.
  • Tour donation: $5.00 per person, children 12 years of age and younger free of charge.
  • Arrival: No food or drink will be allowed inside structures except bottled water. Backpacks must be stored in vehicles.  Hand sanitizer will be available in buildings which are toured.
  • Masks: Masks must be worn at all times while touring interior spaces.
  • Tour duration: Guided tours will not exceed 45 minutes and will include Los Isleños Museum, Louis A. Ducros M.D. Museum and the Estopinal House and Kitchen. Grounds and nature trail may be toured without a docent.  At this time, the board walk portion of the nature trail is closed for repair. 
  • Restrooms: Handicapped accessible restrooms are available for use in Los Isleños Museum, the Louis Alfred Ducros M.D. Museum and the Frank M. Fernández Isleño Center.
  • Grounds: Los Isleños Museum Complex grounds are opened, free of charge, seven days weekly from 8:00 a.m. until sunset unless rented for a special event.  Family photography is encouraged.  Photographers are requested remove props and litter from the grounds.

This procedure is subject to change according to the status of COVID-19. Should the situation deteriorate and either Phase I restrictions or a complete shut-down of public facilities is ordered by St. Bernard Parish Government or the State of Louisiana, then regretfully Los Isleños Museum Complex will close to the public once more. 

These procedures have been set in place to protect public health – our collective health.  We thank everyone for their interest and generous support.  Please stay healthy!