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1850 House - Louisiana State Museum

523 St. Ann Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-568-6968

http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/site/1850ex.htm

To illustrate the landmarks historical significance, the State Museum has re-created what one of the residences would have looked like during the Antebellum era when the Baroness Pontalba first opened her door. Faithfully furnished with domestic goods, decorative arts and art of the period, the 1850 House depicts middle class family life during the most prosperous period in New Orleans' history. Limited docent and curator led tours are available as well as self-directing viewing. 20% discount to groups of 15 or more with reservations or with the purchase of tickets to 2 or more museums. The Museum operates five properties in the famous French Quarter. The Cabildo, Presbbytere, 1850 House, Old U.S. Mint and Madame John's Legacy. Also, the Louisiana State Museum - Baton Rouge, the Old Courthouse in Natchitiches, and the E.D. White Historic Site in Thibodaux.

Beauregard-Keyes House

1113 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-523-7257

http://www.bkhouse.org

The Beauregard-Keyes house, built in 1826, for wealthy auctioneer Joseph LeCqarpentier, is a find example of a raised center hall house. It is named for two if tis former tenants, Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant (P.G.T) Beauregard and author Frances Parkinson Keyes. On view are Mrs. Keyes collections of more than 200 antique dolls and 87 tea pots. Mrs Keyes extesive collection of delicate fans and fascinating folk costumes are also on exhibit. A lovely gift shop on the premisis sells a number of Mrs. Keyes books. Tours on the hour. Also available for private funtions.

Cabildo

749 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-568-6990

http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/site/cabex.htm

The site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer and the flagship building of the Louisiana State Museum historical museum complex, the Cabildo was constructed in 1795-99 as the seat of the Spanish municipal government in New Orleans. 20% discount for group reservation or the purchase of tickets for 2 or more musuems. the museum operates five properties in the famous French Quarter: The Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 House, Old US Mint, and Madame Johns Legacy. Also, the Louisiana State Museum - Patterson in Patterson, Louisiana State Museum - Baton Rouge, the Old Courthouse in Natchitoches and the E.D. White Historica Site in Thibodaux.

Gallier House

1118 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-525-5661

http://www.gnofn.org/~hggh/

Designed and built by renowned New Orleans architect James Gallier Jr. in 1857 as his personal residence. Faithfully restored today to reflect affluent Victorian family lifestyle in the post Civil War era.

Hermann-Grima House

820 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-525-5661

http://www.gnofn.org/~hggh/

Built in 1831, Herman Grima House (820 St.Louis) and Gallier House, built in 1857, (1132 Royal) offer tours interpreting the Creole lifestyles of New Orleanians in the 19th century. GALLIER HOUSE is an outstanding example of accurate and comprehensive historic restoration of one of New Orleans' loveliest and time-honored landmarks. The HERMAN GRIMA HOUSE, the handsome Federal mansion with its courtyard garden boasts the only horse stable and functional 1830s outdoor kitchen in the French Quarter. Tours of both houses are (mon.tues.thurs.fri) 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Only Gallier House is open on Saturdays with tours leaving at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Admission is lower to visit 1 hourse. ***Call to schedule a tour. We look forward to seeing you at the Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses. Self-guided tours are not available

Historic New Orleans Collection

533 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-523-4662

http://www.hnoc.org

Established in 1966 to serve as both a historical library for Louisiana and a public museum with changing exhibits.

Historic St. Augustine Church

1210 Goveernor Nicholls St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-525-5934

http://www.staugustinecatholicchurch-neworleans.org

St. Augustine Church is a visual feast, an onslaught of biblical and secular imagery, and a history lesson as enigmatic as its physical design. Part museum, part artifact, part walking tour, the chruch bridges centuries and cultures.

Latrobe's On Royal

403 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-2990601

Historic building original home of the Louisiana State Bank designed in 1822 by noted architect, Benjamin Latrobe. Now available for receptions, parties and events. Soaring whisper dome in the main hall gives acoustics unusual rich resonance.

Louisiana State Museum

751 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-568-6967

Showcasing the unique history and traditions of New Orleans, the Louisiana State Museum includes landmark properties in the Cabildo, Presbytere, Old US Mint, Madame Johns Legacy and 1850 House. Venues also available for special events.

Madame Johns Legacy

632 Dumaine Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-568-6968

http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/site/madam.htm

Madame Johns is an excellent example of Louisiana Creole residential design at the end of the 18th century. Madame Johns Legacy at 632 Dumaine Street in the historic French Quarter is oen of the finest 18th century building complexes in Louisiana. Of special interest because it escaped the great fire of 1795, which leveled much of New Orleans, the house is actually a product of the preceding fire of 1788. The structures on the site in the early 1780s were destroyed by the conflagration and Madame Johns was erected on the burnt-out lot in 1789. 20% discount for groups of 15 or more with reservations or with the purchase of tickets to 2 or more museums. The museum operates five properties in the famous French Quarter: the Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 House, Old US Mint, and Madame Johns Legacy. Also the Louisiana State Museum: Patterson in Patterson, Louisiana State Museum: Baton Rouge, the old Courthouse Natchitoches, and the E.D. White Historic Site in Thibidaux.

National World War II Museum

Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp and Magazine Streets
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.527.6012

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/

Near the French Quarter and the Convention Center, and a destination in its own right, The National World War II Museum opened in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum, and has been designated by Congress as the country's official National WWII Museum. The Museum illuminates the entire American experience during WWII. From Pearl Harbor to the Normandy invasion, from the Home Front to the sands of Pacific Islands, visitors will come to know the courage, teamwork and sacrifice of the men and women who won the war that changed the world.

The story is told through moving personal accounts, powerful interactive displays and priceless historic artifacts…from our massive C-47 aircraft, Sherman tank and Higgins boats to the dogtags of fallen heroes. You will understand with your mind and your heart that freedom is not free. Come celebrate the American Spirit at the National World War II Museum!

Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-568-6968

http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/site/mintex.htm

The only building in America to have served both as a US and Confederate Mint was built in 1835 during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. renowned archtect William Strickland designed the building using the then-popular Greek Revivial style. In 1966 the landmark was transferred to the state and in 1981 opened to the public as a state Museum site and has housed several exhibitions. 10% discount for AAA members. A 20% discount with purchase of tickets for 2 or more museums. The museum operates five properties in the famous French Quarter. The Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 House, Old US Mint and Madame Johns Legacy. Also the Louisiana State Museum: Patterson in Patterson, Louisiana State Museum: Baton Rouge, the Old Courthouse in Natchitoches, and the E.D. White Historic Site in Thibodaux.

Old Ursuline Convent

1112 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-529-3040

http://www.accesscom.net/ursuline/

This is the oldest building in Louisiana and the Mississippi Valley. Designed by a French military engineer in 1745, it was completed in 1753.

Presbytere

751 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-568-6990

http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/site/presbex.htm

The Presbytere, originally called the Casa Curial (Ecclesiastical House), derives its name from the fact that it was built on the site of the residence, or presbytere, of the Capuchin monks. It was designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, or Town Hall, on the other side of St. Louis Cathedral. As with the Cabildo and the Cathedral, construction was financed by philanthropist Don Andres Almonester y Roxas. The second floor, however, was not completed until 1813, when the Wardens of the Cathedral assumed responsibility for the final phase. The building initially was used for commercial purposes until 1834 when it became a courthouse. In 1847 the structure's mansard roof was added. The Presbytere was then used by the city as a courthouse until 1911 when it became part of the Louisiana State Museum. 20% discount for Group Reservations or the purchase of tickets for 2 or more Museums. The Museum operates five properties in the famous French Quarter: the Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 House, Old U.S. Mint and Madame Johns Legacy. Also the Louisiana State Museum - Patterson in Patterson, Louisiana State Museum - Baton Rouge, the Old Courthouse in Natchitoches, and the E.D. White Historic Site in Thibodaux.

St. Louis Cathedral

615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-529-9585

The oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S., established in 1720.

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