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Historic New Orleans Collection

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Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Address: 533 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-523-4662
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and...
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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There's a lot of New Orleans to visit, and this museum helps to tell the story in depth and with meaning. It helps to focus on what makes the city work.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There's a lot of New Orleans to visit, and this museum helps to tell the story in depth and with meaning. It helps to focus on what makes the city work.

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Toronto, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very informative guide and interesting collection. We were very happy with the tour (offered every hour) and it is free for students.

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This privately funded research foundation is also a museum that offers unique exhibitions centered on New Orleans history.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We walked through the Collection on our Power Pass day since we were in the area and it was included. It was very informative and the volunteers in the gallery were very knowledgable.

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Green Village, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We saw the "Purchased Lives" exhibit and had a great docent for our tour. We also toured the Williams home that was owned by the foundation founders. Lovely. Next time we might spend more time in the Reading Room for a little research.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

At The Historic New Orleans Collection at 533 Royal St. you can see early New Orleans portraits and landscapes and a rotating exhibit on the first floor (it was the Huey Long story the day I was there) and a permanent history of New Orleans exhibit on the second. It is all beautifully and thoughtfully curated. You will see things... More 

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Apopka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Knowledgeable and friendly staff and volunteers. Beautiful displays and fascinating information about New Orleans and slavery.

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

a free museum in the French Quarter, with a great overview of New Orleans history. Very helpful and knowledgeable guards and tour guides.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a great place to learn about New Orleans through art. Take your time viewing the exhibits and enjoy!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful house, fabulous vistas, nice shop without lots of junk! Add it to your list of places to see - it will give you some insight into the real, old New Orleans!

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Additional Information about Historic New Orleans Collection

Address: Address: 533 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-523-4662
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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