Museum Temporarily Closed Due To Covid-19

Due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases within Hancock County the City of Waveland in order to ensure the safety of our citizens, staff, and volunteers is closing city buildings which includes Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum.

City personnel will continue to keep the General Public up to date on the latest developments as they arise.
Thank you for your continued support of our city and our museum. We hope to see you soon.

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

6 months ago

Coming to Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum with a group of 5 or more? Please call ahead so that we can be prepared for you with tour guides and personnel that will allow you to get the most out of ... See more

8 months ago

Our many visitors are taking advantage of our new Oral History Room in the Museum. This room has the video When Wind and Water Speaks: The Voices of Katrina playing daily.

8 months ago

What Visitors are Saying about When Wind and Water Speaks: The Voices of Katrina our oral history from Katrina survivors.

9 months ago

The Museum will be closed December 24 and December 25 so that employees and volunteers may enjoy the holidays with friends and families. Merry Christmas to all.

10 months ago

Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum will be closed Thursday so that our Museum volunteers and staff may enjoy Thanksgiving with their families. The Museum will be open regular hours, 10-3:00 ... See more

10 months ago

Mr Raymond Smith, Pensacola, Florida, was the winner of the original piece of art work, “Looking In Santa’s Window”. Thank you for your support of Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum and ... See more

10 months ago

We have a winner of the “Looking In Santa’s Window” Raffle. Thank you to all that participated in this event. All proceeds go to support Museum Projects.

10 months ago

Rum Kitchen is serving Chilli Dogs for lunch. Yum

10 months ago

Hand Made is best.

10 months ago

There’s plenty to choose from come shopping.

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