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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Friday and Saturday
Please come and support our Museum

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Come support the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum and The Hemingway Festival Friday 7/19-20. Come check out the new backdrop painted by Local Artist Sharonne Herrington. Tickets are on sale on line or ... See more

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Follow the progress of our local artist Sharonne Herrington as he works on the backdrop for the Hemingway Festival. The Hemingway Festival is July 19-20, 2019 at the Ground Zero Museum. Purchase your ... See more

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The Museum will be closed in honor of our Nation’s Birthday. Have a happy and safe holiday. The Museum will be open regular hours 10-3:00 Friday and Saturday.

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Tonight! Please Come!

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Planning for the Hemingway Festival July 19-20
Come join the fun! purchase tickets on line
@ wavelandgroundzero.com or call
Joanne Boyd 955-249-1103
Hemingway in Paris
From L to R
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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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