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Historic New Orleans Collection

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“free museum”(26 reviews)
“research center”(13 reviews)
“royal street”(42 reviews)
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
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+1 504-523-4662
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the residences here was preserved like it had been originally built. I highly recommend walking through, very informative and so pretty.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to learn about the French Quarter and life there. Worth going to early on in your stay as the info learned there could make your time in New Orleans more enjoyable

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit old fashioned but worth the free admission to see some of the upper class history of New Orleans

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the HIGHLIGHTS of our trip to New Orleans!! Read the great reviews within TripAdvisor before our visit and the accolades are fully deserved. We visited at 533 Royal Street and were immediately greeted by their friendly / informative volunteer staff. We viewed the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travel80
Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 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!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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