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Historic New Orleans Collection

533 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
504-523-4662
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Ranked #3 of 163 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: 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 museum's founders) and the Architecture and Courtyards tour. Tours are $5/person; check our website for tour times. The Williams Research Center, at 410 Chartres Street, houses our vast collection of materials relating to the history and culture of the Gulf Coast, Louisiana, and New Orleans, which is available to the public. Admission to the Research Center is free, and appointments are not necessary. The Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art at 400 Chartres Street showcase visual art made in or by Louisianans. Admission is free. The Williams Research Center and the Nelson Galleries are open Tues-Sat.
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Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I was not overwhelmed. Basically the museum is primarily about Andrew Jackson. I did learn some interesting things about him that I did not know before. If you have a half an hour to kill check it out. It also has a collection of wooden decoy ducks for some reason. It is in the middle of Royal Street. Closed Mondays... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This tour will give you the overall view how New Orleans started through out history. It was very good at telling about things and maps of New Orleans.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This hidden gem is amazing. While in the city we stopped in to check out the display of the Boswell Sisters. It was in the last week but a collection that one should not miss. The history behind this collection and the Historic New Orleans Collection makes this a must stop for any true history buff heading to the city.... More

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Houston, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

If you are enchanted by the New Orleans and want to understand it a little bit more, you should visit this place, It will give you an idea of the city started and how gained its present style and spirit. Moreover, this little museum will make you feel the atmosphere of the past.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is a free museum with great architectual, cultural, historical exhibits. Make the stop and learn much about Nerw Orleans.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent Andrew Jackson exhibit. This museum is an easy walk from most areas. Also has a lovely gift shop, too.

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Aurora, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This collection is so interesting. If you go be sure and pay the $5.00 fee to tour the restored house on the grounds. Ask for tour guide Todd Owens--Hope I have that right--oh so knowledgeable-most enjoyable.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It wasn't until my third trip to New Orleans that I found this place, at 533 Royal St. Excellent collections of maps, portraits, etc. from the very beginnings of New Orleans. Quite interesting for the history buff.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Good history lesson. They told us it would take about 45 minutes to go through, but we spent about an hour and half. But we are history buffs.

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

be certain to also check out the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art on Chartres street that is also a part of the HNOC. Always fantastic exhibits - currently on Creole scenes from New Orleans and the Caribbean through to Columbia. And, free.

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