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Historic New Orleans Collection

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The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher in the French Quarter. The Royal Street location offers free rotating exhibitions and guided tours, including the Williams Residence tour (a tour of the home of the...more
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533 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2179
French Quarter
+1 504-523-4662
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very well done museum with free admission! Very helpful docents. I really enjoyed all the maps they had on display of the city over the past 300 years. This museum did a great job of summing up the big turning points of the city's...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The information & relics housed in this collection of buildings is well worth a stop! The volunteers were warm and helpful and very enthusiastic!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the biggest Museum in NOLA by any means but it is very good quality wise. Some very beautiful paintings and other artefacts but the collection of Antique maps is enthralling. Although it's free, recommend you pay the extra money to enter the...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018

We spent about two hours here perusing the collection. We particularly enjoyed how the staff were eager to engage in conversation with visitors to explain the exhibits. We had a number of interesting conversations.

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Free entrence interesting history about segregation history in New Orleans the team very polite with the people.

Thank Sherpa701496
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We went through the free collection and it was a very interesting overview about the history of N.O. Docents are available with more information in each room, they tell you eventhough you don´t ask for it which can be a bit too much but also...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

This place is able to share some of the finest pieces of history in Louisiana and from Louisiana. It hosts the founding of our state and walks you through the history of how Louisiana was established through the Louisiana Purchase. I love this home that...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

What a great museum!! I went in hoping to learn a little bit about the local history, ended up spending 2 hours, and could’ve spent more if I had more time. They have a huge collection beautifully curated and displayed, varying across portraits, beautiful, beautiful...More

Thank mariaY6426WR
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the docents that attend the exhibit. They were so full of knowledge. Even help me find more information regarding the Old and original St Charles Hotel, where my Great Grandmother was married.

Thank Franciscan46
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We stumbled upon this free museum, and thoroughly enjoyed it! The staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It houses historical documents, military uniforms and rifles, art work, housewares, jazz memorabilia, and more, all in a lovely historical building. Plan to spend 1 - 1.5 hours. A...More

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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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