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The Presbytere: Tours & Tickets

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The Presbytere was designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, alongside St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. It stands today as a beautiful reminder of both Louisiana's singular past and its vibrant present.The Presbytere, originally called Casa...more
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751 Place John Paul Deaux, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On Jackon Square and near other museums, the exhibits were facinating, with a review of Hurricaine Katrina and the effects on NOLA and surrounding area.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank UpstateExplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Th Katrina exhibit is touching and so well done, going into the people who were harmed and helped, how the situation was created (both the weather and human error), and even the science behind hurricane prevention. The Mardi Gras exhibit upstairs is a ton of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank meros1029
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited out of interest in the history of natural disasters (mainly hurricanes) that Nola has experienced. The stories, especially regarding recent hurricanes, were well told and very moving. We spent less time at the Mardi Gras exhibit, though the Cajun history of such fetes...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BigDig14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the ist floor is everything thst you ever wanted to know about Hurricane Katrina. 2nd floor has some minor historical exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AstonV1213
Reviewed 11 September 2019

The costumes are fantastic! But we were very tired by the time we arrived. Do yourself a favor and schedule only one museum per day. We bought the package deal after already visiting the Cathedral. We are too old for that much walking.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank peggyc309
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

On our last day in New Orleans we were looking for something more sedate to visit as against the hectic pace we had set the previous few days and came across this venue which houses a moving exhibition/story on Hurricane Katrina that devastated this area...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Terry B
LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so pleased that our story of Katrina (and other hurricanes) resonated with you and provided a glimpse into what it was like to experience it. It has shaped our state and its people forever and we look forward to continuing to share the...More

Reviewed 4 September 2019

My son and I enjoyed the Katrina exhibit more than I had expected to. I had forgotten how long ago it was (he's 18 and was only 4 during the disaster). And if you have the chance to talk to locals, they all have their...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Christina L
Reviewed 4 September 2019

I learned a lot about history of Mardi Gras. The Katrina exhibit was ok, but needs some attention. Good value for the money

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank bigollie1
Reviewed 3 September 2019

The Presbytere's Hurricane Katrina Museum does a great job showcasing the horror and helplessness that New Orleanians felt during and after the storm. It also showcases the selfless work done to help victims of the storm. It's contrasted with an exhibit on Mardi Gras parade...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ATL_Jacket
LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review and feedback!

Reviewed 31 August 2019

A lot of reviews have similar titles because these are the subjects that are being focused on in the museum right now. The exhibits, though so differentt in tone, balance well. The bottom floor is dedicated to the experience during Katrina and how the area...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Cat T
11 September 2016|
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Response from Karyn G | Reviewed this property |
Two hours is enough time to give everything a look at. But don't rush it, you might miss something!
4 August 2016|
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Response from Dan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. The sidewalks in the Quarter can be challenging for wheelchairs but Jackson Square is easily accessible.
Lisa S
9 September 2015|
Response from 713marvinm | Property representative |
No, but the historic Cafe du Monde is just across Jackson Square