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Old Ursuline Convent

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Address: 1112 Chartres St, At Ursuline, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504-529-3040
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Description: Dating back to the mid-18th century, this convent housed the famous...
Dating back to the mid-18th century, this convent housed the famous Sisters of Ursula, among the female pioneers of New Orleans.
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Interesting historic site

Worthwhile stop to make, especially to escape the summer heat. It is the oldest building of its type in the US. Friendly free tour guide.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have provided quality reviews for nursing homes in over 30 states in the U.S. Prompt Succor is the second to the worst facility that I have surveyed. Items or concern include: 1. CNA staff are more concerned with answering their text than caring for residents. Resident alarms go unanswered by CNA staff. 2. Meals are left in the rooms... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful experience!!! A little respite from the heat and hubbub!!!! The architecture alone was worth the $5 self guided tour!!! After visiting pop next door to Hotel Provincial for lunch at Angeline.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

One of the oldest building in New Orleans and one of the most beautiful staircases. Don't miss the chapel next door which is truly a hidden gem!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

To visit one of the oldest surviving buildings in New Orleans dating back to the late 1700's is awesome. The fee is very cheap and it's worth the time to stroll the gardens and look inside this incredible building. Don't miss it!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Worthwhile stop to make, especially to escape the summer heat. It is the oldest building of its type in the US. Friendly free tour guide.

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Memphis TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful old building includes a wonderful garden, convent, and St Mary's church. Staff is quite knowledgeable and generous with history and tips. It was amazing to see, up close, the stairs going up to the orphanage sleeping rooms on the second floor. Each step was worn and indented in the center, where 100 years ago those poor little kids went... More 

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Gladstone, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was a well spent $5 for the tour! You can do the self-guided tour or have a tour guide. We chose the guide who provided so much more history that the self-guided tour would have. We learned so much about the history of the Catholic church in New Orleans, and the history of New Orleans in general. The chapel... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Full disclosure up front, my wife and I are both Catholic, so the Old Ursuline Convent Tour was a natural for us (also right across the street from the Frances Keyes House) since we were having a "tour" morning. This is suppose to be mostly a self guided tour but we felt fortunate to have a volunteer who was more... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The woman manning the ticket booth clearly told me that I would not see the sisters' or students' living quarters or classrooms. There is an historic stairway inside and a lovely chapel, while not original, it is still quite old. There is an exhibit that provides the history of the sisters' arrival and early days in New Orleans.There is an... More 

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Lerna, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I recommend you take the time to walk around the area of the Ursuline Convent (at the very least). The historical building has an interesting story. There are several great books that would add to your experience.

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