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

5 days ago

The National Weather Service brought important information to our Hurricane Preparedness Meeting including the current Hurricane Predictions for the 2019 Hurricane Season. Stop by the Museum ... See more

1 week ago

Today is the last day to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Let’s make a big push to get our Museum over the top. Thank you it would mean the world to us.

1 week ago

Mayor Mike Smith gives advice on how to prepare for a Hurricane. Stop by the Museum to pick up your copy of how to prepare for the Hurricane Season. Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum is ... See more

1 week ago

There is only a few days left in the voting for the People’s Choice Award—please vote for Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum.

1 week ago

Congratulations to the Rum Kitchen for winning the 2019 State Winner of the National Restaurant Association Education Award for their work with the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum’s Hemingway Festival ... See more

1 week ago

Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum is lucky to have great volunteers and today I want to highlight, Lolie Kull. She helped me with our TN student volunteers, gave many of them a special tour, gave tours ... See more

1 week ago

Please join in, the proceeds benefit the Museum.

2 weeks ago

Don’t forget to vote today for Waveland Ground Zero Museum. It would mean the world to us.

2 weeks ago

We had a great crowd for the first Hurricane Preparedness Seminar at Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum. If you were not able to make our seminar but would like Hurricane Prep Literature stop ... See more

2 weeks ago

Don’t forget to vote Waveland Ground Zero Hurricane Museum for best Museum. You can vote every day through 6/619.
It would mean the world to us.

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