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

3 weeks ago

Kathy Brooks, Assistant Director, conducts a tour in the museum on the eve of the anniversary of Katrina. Our Memorial Service begins at 10:00 Thursday 8/29/2019.

3 weeks ago

This Thursday we will have the Memorial Service for Hurricane Katrina. Please join us.

4 weeks ago

The Museum is open Tues-Saturday 10-3:00 and there is no charge to view the exhibitions. Donations are accepted.

1 month ago

Please join us for our annual Katrina Hurricane Memorial Service.

1 month ago

Visit the Museum to check out the new displays in the cabinets with pictures of the Hemingway Festival and our New Oral History Video coming out this month.

1 month ago

Our Museum Board Chairman Lili Stahler Murphy looking simply marvelous with her husband Donald at the Third Annual Hemingway Festival in Paris 1920’s! Thank you Lili for your vision and continued ... See more

2 months ago

Family Fun Day; Lights, Action, Cameras, Hemingway 2019

2 months ago

The food, the fun, the smiles, the art, the winners!
Oh What a Night Hemingway 2019.

2 months ago

Bay Ratz Hemingway 2019.

2 months ago

The Runners are Off! One Mile Fun Run Hemingway 2019

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