New Orleans Entertainment: Historic New Orleans Collection
Historic New Orleans Collection
This trove of local historic treasures features free changing exhibitions. Open Tu-Sa, 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Su, 10:30 am-4:30 pm. The Louisiana History Galleries are housed in the Merieult House, circa 1792, while the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries of Louisiana Art are in the circa-1825 Perrilliat House (400 Chartres St.). Guided tours of the Williams Residence are $5 (Tu-Sa, 10 and 11 am, 2 and 3 pm; Su, 11 am, 2 and 3 pm); other tours available.
These events are happening nearby:
- 0.17 miles NE - Drop in Tours with Dr. Charles Chamberlain / Louisiana State Museums / Every Wednesday / Join Museum Historian Dr. Charles Chamberlain on a journey through time in the historic Cabildo . The Cabildo's historic collection contains some of the finest and oldest artifacts documenting Louisiana history, from early Native American settlement through Reconstruction in the 1870s. Some of the highlights include Napoleon's death mask, and a visit to the Sala Capitular, where the Louisiana Purchase transfer occurred in 1803. There's also a large mural-size painting depicting the 1815 Battle of New Orleans, along with the original field drum used by Jordan Noble, a 13 year-old war hero.
- 0.48 miles NE - Farmer’s Market / French Market / Daily / The recently renovated French Market Farmers' Market at Ursulines and North Peters has full-service eateries serving breakfast, lunch and dinner PLUS a variety of fresh produce, fresh baked goods and fresh squeezed juices available from new counter-top vendors! Come check it out…open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m