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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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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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A must see in NOLA

Exhibit re: Hughie Long was Excellent and had some nice art pieces. Not much more to say than that. Certainly would'n go to NOLA for the Collection, nor plan a trip centered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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BRONX
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Exhibit re: Hughie Long was Excellent and had some nice art pieces. Not much more to say than that. Certainly would'n go to NOLA for the Collection, nor plan a trip centered around it.

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jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

very thick with french architecture….amazing blocks to walk around and feel the ambiance. lots of cafes or restaurant to escape from the summer heat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I always enjoy the collection, and try to stop by when I visit. The current historical exhibit is particularly good -- really informative and entertaining. It was particularly pertinent given the themes of our current political climate -- Long's populism is particularly relevant to our current debates.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Fantastic historiic collection and magnificent courtyard. They also offer a lecture series if you are lucky enough to catch one while visiting

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Wake Village, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Be prepared to do a lot of walking and parking is outrageous! The sidewalks need to be repaired as do a lot of the streets. I felt that for this to be a tourist attraction that it needs to be better kept up!

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Ravenswood,WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Part of the mystique of NOLA. Historic French Quarter, with plenty of shops, bars, and venues to visit.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We did a walking ghost tour that was very very interesting. Did we see any ghosts, no but the stories were wonderful. We took another tour but I can not remember the name.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went to see the Huey Long exhibit, which was very well done. Docents were knowledgeable and helpful. Our family learned a great deal.

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Truly a gem in the FQ. Always something new on display here and free as well. Most definitely worth a stop. Very nice exhibit now on HP Long. Can't recommend more highly. Staff always friendly as well

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MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you love History - this is Nirvana. Maps galore, studious guides. This conveniently located place on Royal Street takes you all the way back to the creation of this country. If the guy likes history and the guy's girl does not (my wife) next door are some of the finest ladies dress shops in the South (both antique, think,... More 

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