Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum

Take a scenic look through the lives and struggles of survivors of Hurricanes. Coastal life is sometimes stormy, but coastal people have the resilience to survive and thrive even in the face of great natural adversity. This museum gives visitors a unique perspective on the stories, art, and fabric of the lives of those who stand up in times of trouble and rebuild.


Hurricane Katrina has been called the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.  Waveland, Mississippi was Ground Zero.  Katrina’s winds and tsunami-like surge devoured dozens of lives and tens of thousands of homes across the coast, leaving behind devastation and heartbreak on a scale that stunned the world.
But that’s only half of the story.  Fueled with courage, bolstered by humor and lifted up by an unprecedented number of volunteers who poured in from around the country, the people of the Mississippi coast began to rebuild their lives and their towns.  Our museum is not a memorial to a  disaster, but a tribute to the strength and beauty of the human spirit.
 An exhibit “Backyards and Beyond” by H.C. Porter, sponsored by Mississippi Power, opened on August 29th, 2015. This exhibit shares stories of survival and recovery. The subjects of the paintings are accompanied by audio interviews.

Waveland Ground Zero Museum

Renovations to Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum have been completed.

The Museum is open.
Days & Hours are:
Tuesday Thru Saturday
10 AM ’til 3 PM

Thanks for your continued interest in Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum.

335 Coleman Avenue
Waveland Misssissippi 39576
Phone: 228 467-9012

1 day ago

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Museum Staff, and Volunteers we are deeply saddened with the passing of our Associate Director. Joan will be deeply missed by so many in our community. Please ... See more

2 days ago

The Museum will close today at 1:00 in observance of Good Friday and it will be closed tomorrow for the Easter Holiday. The Museum will reopen Tuesday 10:00-3:00 regular hours. The Museum staff and ... See more

6 days ago

A few highlights from the filming of the Oral Histories of Katrina Survivors. Stay tuned to further updates as this project progresses.

1 week ago

Congratulations to The Arts Hancock County
Marian Glazer April Artist of the Month

2 weeks ago

We have visitors from many countries that visit the museum. Today David and Yvonne Graham from Yakeley, Hampshire United Kingdom were in the Museum. As many visitors tell us they never knew there ... See more

2 weeks ago

The Museum will be closed Saturday April 6, 2019 due to street closure for the annual Crawfish Boil. The Museum will be open Tuesday at 10-3:00.

3 weeks ago

A Call for Submissions!

3 weeks ago

A call for submissions from Hancock County High School Students.....

4 weeks ago

Dacula High School, Georgia JROTC cadets and instructors visited the Museum today on their Spring Break. Thank you for coming to the Museum and we hope you will come again.
Photo by Lolie Kull, ... See more

1 month ago

The Museum will be closed Saturday due to street closures for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Museum Board of Directors and Staff say; “ May the dream you hold dearest be those which come true ... See more

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