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The Presbytere

751 Chartres St., Jackson Sq., New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
504-568-6968
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Ranked #26 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Built on the site of the residence of Capuchin monks in 1793, the site is part of the Louisiana State Museum complex and houses the Louisiana Portrait... more » Owner description: Built on the site of the residence of Capuchin monks in 1793, the site is part of the Louisiana State Museum complex and houses the Louisiana Portrait Gallery and historical exhibits. « less
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Cambridge, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very interesting museum, and the Katrina exhibit was exceptional! Very moving, powerful to see the devastation to the area. So much to read and learn about. Well worth a visit to this museum.

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Montreal, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We went to see the Katrina exhibit. It is powerful and interesting. What an amazing city this is... you really need to see the exhibit to understand the devastation and will to recover. Interesting and so educational. The upstairs houses a mardi gras exhibit which was also quite interesting. Worth the visit!

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Edmonton, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This museum is well worth the price (6$) for the Katrina exhibit alone. It was easy to spend a lot of time going through the exhibit on the bottom floor; the presentation of the approach and landing of the hurricane, followed by the impact on those stranded in New Orleans during and after the storm, presentations about the rescue effort,... More

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London
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

I ran out of steam before I ran out of museum! The Katrina exhibition is very moving and we spent so much time in there reading everything and watching all of the films that I was too tired and hungry to pay attention to the details of the Mardi Gras exhibition... Will have to go back and finish the trip.... More

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New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We loved their exhibit on Katrina as well as the other hurricanes that have affected New Orleans. The upstairs was a little less engaging and we spent about 10 minutes upstairs, compared to the hour downstairs. Definitely worth the walk through.

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Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I especially enjoyed the map video that details the flood area. It's always a challenge for me to orient myself in N.O. and to understand what water came from what body of water. Also a nice inter-active teaching tool about the disappearance of the wetlands that kids will love. If you are interested in Katrina, you will like this museum.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Exhibits on hurricane Katrina and Mardi Gras only $6. Totally worth it. The exhibits were nicely done, the staff was nice, and it is air conditioned with clean bathrooms.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a must see while walking around the Jackson Square area of New Orleans. The whole first floor is a tribute to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. This was very informative with information leading up to the storm, what was happening during the storm, and the aftermath of those that were directly affected. The stories are very heart wrenching... More

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Alberta
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I expected the Katrina exhibit to be hear wrenching and it certainly was, but the video presentation at the end was very uplifting. Yes, they talked about the horrors of Katrina and the lack of response afterwards, but they also talk about the spirit of NOLA and the inhabitants. It was very uplifting.

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Twickenham
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

To leave New Orleans without having visited this museum would mean missing out on an important aspect of the city's history. The exhibition provides an insight into the trauma, the heroism and the sheer scale of the disaster. Important, informative, interesting, well told. The Mardi Gras exhibition is also interesting and fun - worth a visit as well if you... More

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