Museum Re-Opening on June 16, 2020

Ground Zero is getting ready to reopen on 6/16. The Museum will observe CDC guidelines, they are strongly encouraging masks, social distancing,  and the museum staff will limit the number of visitors to 20 at one time. If an visitor has been feeling ill, or been exposed to Covid-19 we would ask that they visit at another time.

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

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Countdown to our Holiday Bazaar
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All vendor spaces for the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum Holiday Bazaar have been filled for this year. We will not accept additional applications for this event. Thank you so much for your ... See more

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In case you missed the big news in our e-newsletter last week, we have selected host sites for the upcoming Smithsonian traveling exhibition Crossroads. Click on the link to learn more about the ... See more

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The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with the Mississippi Humanities Council], presents “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The exhibition examining the ... See more

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Thank you to everyone that came out to the museum today during the Smithsonian National Museum Day.
Our visitors are the heartbeat of our community and we appreciate you spending your time with us.

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Join us Saturday 9/21 at 1:30 as we show our newest video “ When Wind and Water Speaks—The Voices of Katrina “ in the auditorium. This is a free event in conjunction with National Museum Day ... See more

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Please join us at Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum as we join thousands of museums around the country for Smithsonian Museum Day. Our Museum is one of four in Mississippi that was accepted ... See more

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Did you know? The Museum is sponsoring a Holiday Boutique on 11/23/19. Applications are being taken for vendors spaces for this indoor event but your place is not guaranteed until payment is ... See more

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