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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 #10 of 172 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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English first
NEW ORLEANS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A unique museum which really shows interesting parts of NO's past. Small-just the right size, right in the French Quarter.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Historic New Orleans Collection preserves and promotes the fascinating history of N.O. and the Vieux Carre. Also the history of the State of Louisiana with ever changing exhibits. A "must" for tourists to truly appreciate the French Quarter and more.

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Point Clear, Alabama, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Historic New Orleans Collection has an extraordinary collection of books, documents, material culture, paintings, and furniture. Their exhibits, which often include items from their exhibits and exhibits from other museums are extremely interesting. And their conferences and lectures are always interesting

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great collection of New Orleans history and art. Take the tour or attend one of the lectures. The docents are very informative and can answer or find the answer for pretty much any question. A must see I think.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

However, the museum gives you access to their WiFi and you can download a self guided tour. The exhibit on the Boswell Sisters was great!

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Potomac, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
25 helpful votes 25 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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