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Cabildo

701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
504-568-6968
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Ranked #45 of 174 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: The 19th-century building that housed the old Spanish government has been rebuilt as a museum covering the history of Louisiana through the Civil War.... more » Owner description: The 19th-century building that housed the old Spanish government has been rebuilt as a museum covering the history of Louisiana through the Civil War. « less
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Rochester NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As a history teacher, it was interesting. Unlike the Presbytere, my kids were not at all engaged here. The museum provides a basic overview of the history of NOLA through Reconstruction. The information is presented with large panels of text and some artifacts. This was tough for both my 15 year old and 10 year old. The mostly drifted through... More

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new jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

For 12$ you can wander the Cabildo and then go next door to the Katrina exhibit. Both well worth the time. You can watch all the Katrina news and information about the rebuilding of New Orleans. Very interesting. They also had a Mardi Gras display on the upper floor. The cabildo was very interesting, filled with New Orleans history. They... More

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Denver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Genealogy has called me home to New Orleans and the Cabildo welcomes with it's historical perspective laid out in this grand old building in the heart of the French Quarter. I love looking out the windows onto Jackson Square and feeling the living history all around me. Check out the current shows. I have seen the Katrina Story, Carnival and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
75 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We found this history of NO interesting and gave a really good background to the city. Interesting historical documents on the sale trade also with newspaper cuttings that were quite enlightening. Downgraded to 3* because of closed exhibits and we were not told when we purchased our tickets.

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Akron, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you enjoy museums & learning, this museum is great! 3 floors of history. After the museum we did Drink & Learn,which gave a great perspective on the city!

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Boston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Cabildo is part of the Louisiana Museum system and is definitely worth seeing. It is located right next to the St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica in the French Quarter, so undoubtedly you will pass by it if you are sightseeing in New Orleans. It only cost us about $6 per person to go in, so it isn't very expensive, and makes... More

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Helena, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Cabildo. Jackson Square view out of the top floor's windows was beautiful. Art and history, nice combination.

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The museum is great for the history of the area from founding to statehood, however, everyone seems to be missing the architecture! Like many visitors to New Orleans, we found ourselves in a pounding rainstorm, and watched it pour from the beautiful arched windows overlooking Jackson Square. That Hall, is where the ceremony for the Louisiana Purchase was held and... More

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Mamou, Louisiana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
100 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice museum in the heart of the square. Very nice exhibits and very educational. Highly recommend. Eating establishments nearby.

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NJ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

One floor is devoted to Hurricane Katrina and one floor is everything Mardi Gras. A great way to spend a few hours. The Katrina exhibit is amazing.

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