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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 #12 of 171 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums, History Museums
Description: History museum offering information on the culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.
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Potomac, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This free museum is right in the middle of the French Quarter. They have a great permanent exhibit on the Bowell Sisters who never received the recognition they deserved as a singing trio. There is a nice collection of historical items on the 2nd floor that provides an informative timeline of New Orleans history.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I came to NOLA for work, and I am not a big drinker, so I aside from the architecture, I wasn't sure what the French Quarter had to offer me. I discovered this museum at the recommendation of a friend, and it's a little oasis in a crowded and touristy part of town. The main collection is free, and offers... More

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rhode island
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Several excellent documents,and paintings are housed in this house,from the begining of the city through today,the exhibits are great. Helpful guides are in residence to talk about what is on display. Probably the best thing in the French Quarter.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Others have written about the collection. It is in an historic building with a courtyard. Often they host very good local bands at little or no charge. So check for special events.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I spent 2 hrs here-wonderful collection of art and artifacts..I learned about the singing Boswell sisters!

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This museum is full of interesting information about New Orleans, if you want to learn anything about the history of the city and see some interesting exhibits. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and eager to share this with you if you want to find out more. It also has a gift shop that has better quality gifts you... More

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Canandaigua, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went to two venues - one had a special exhibit on the Benton sisters, a trio famous in earlier years. The other was a photo exhibit, showcasing the similarities between the buildings in many Central and South American countries to that in New Orleans. We were very sorry our timing did not permit us to go on the tour... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

My family knew we wanted more New Orleans historical eye candy, but where? We needed someone to steer us in the right direction. We found that individual locally as we sipped drinks before our dinner reservations at a cute place called Goodfriends. A charming, knowledgable and passionate young man who knows what he is talking about and loves to share... More

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Covington, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This isn't a place you will probably spend a lot of time but it has some interesting exhibits, and pieces of history. It is pleasant inside and also has some nice and reasonably priced gifts/souveniers

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

On Royal Street, not for small children,but wonderful to see what a grand quarter home was like. Good books in their gift shop.

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