Explore New Orleans

Louisiana State Museums

Open Tu-Su, 10 am-4:30 pm. 
Arsenal (inside the Cabildo)–Used as a military prison during the Civil War. 
Cabildo (Jackson Square)–This historic structure next to St. Louis Cathedral was the site of the signing of the Louisiana Purchase. Continuing: "The Cabildo: Two Centuries of Louisiana History." 
1850 House (Lower Pontalba Building, 523 St. Ann St.)–Antebellum family life in New Orleans is depicted and described here.  ​Open Tu-Su, 10 am-4:30 pm. $3 adults, $2 students/seniors/active military, children under 6 free. 
Madame John’s Legacy (632 Dumaine St.)–Built in 1789, this is one of the few extant Creole buildings in the Mississippi Valley. Currently closed for renovations. 
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Ave.)–Constructed in 1834, this is the only building to have served as both a U.S. and Confederate mint. Second-floor exhibits trace the history of jazz in the city, from its inception to today.  
Presbytère (Jackson Square)–Continuing: "Mardi Gras: It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana" and "Living With Hurricanes: Katrina & Beyond." 
For tickets and further information:


Chartres at St. Ann St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
United States