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Madame John's Legacy

Address: 632 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
Phone Number: 504-568-6968
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Ranked #98 of 165 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Landmarks
Owner description: The second-oldest building in the Mississippi Valley and a fine example of Creole architecture...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: The second-oldest building in the Mississippi Valley and a fine example of Creole architecture, this center offers exhibits on history and Creole-style art.

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Frederick, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's free, so it is hard to complain about it. I would not go unless you are really bored or just curious. There was no furniture inside and they had some pottery on display which was interesting but had nothing to do with the house. It was nice to see the floor plan and they have tried to keep the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went here as part of our walking tour from the 1850 House. It's just an empty house. The restrooms are deplorable, we actually didn't use them. There are 2 interesting things though. It, and the block, burned down in some year (1870?), and was rebuilt right away, but later that year, the city council said every building must be... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's an old house that is part of the New Orleans museums. It was built in 1788. I've asked and tried to find the reason it is called "Madame John's Legacy", but not even KnowLA or Wikipedia tells me.

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Long Beach, California
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71 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We could not figure out the operating hours of Madame John's Legacy, but finally we caught it open and it had an amazing exhibit of Newcomb Pottery. The rest of the house is self guided with explanation on the wall. The first we heard of this house was from the Vampire Tour which provided us with some great ghost, vampire... More 

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This historic house is owned by the stae of Louisiana. There is a self guided tour, but it did not provide much information about the house. We had heard about this house from the national park service ranger during our walking tour of the French Quarter earlier in the day. However, the young man at the front desk was quite... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Madame John's Legacy is one of the many buildings/museums that comprise the Louisiana State Museum system. While most of the attractions charge a modest admission, Madame John's Legacy offers free admission -- making it a worthwhile stop on any visit to New Orleans. The architecture alone makes this building worth a look, as it is one of the oldest buildings... More 

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texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was a double whammy FREE event that any Antique's Roadshow devotee would love! First of all, you get to see examples of beautiful Newcomb Pottery, along with the roadmap of the bottom of the pottery to tell if it's a real Newcomb. The pottery was lovely. Secondly, you are in the second oldest surviving building in Nola. Even though... More 

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Prescott, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Currently they have a Newcomb pottery exhibit called "The Palm, The Pine and the Cypress." It is free and included many unusual forms I had not seen before. Great exhibit in air conditioned space in a very historic museum home and the price in right - free.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The fact that you can tour the second oldest surviving building in Nola--a National Historic Landmark and property of the Louisiana State Museum--for free automatically makes this a must see and a best value, even if there were nothing in it. The building that stands today was constructed in 1788, and gained the name Madame John’s Legacy in the late... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The entry was free but the house wasn't furnished or anything. Interesting display of Newcomb Pottery. Nice wide porch & reading the history of the house was interesting. Price was def right.

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