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The Presbytere

751 Chartres St., Jackson Sq., New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
504-568-6968
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Ranked #24 of 171 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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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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16 attraction reviews
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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Presbytere is part of the LA state museum system. It was only $12 for me and my husband and 2 boys to get in. The exhibits were very nice and it was great to experience some of the Katrina damage and learn about how it impacted the area. Upstairs there is a great Mardi Gras exhibit. If you are... More

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Michigan
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This Katrina exhibit is hidden across from Jackson Square. The first part of the exhibit is a movie that puts you right into the hurricane. There are lots of things recovered after Katrina and first person accounts. We have visited twice and always find the exhibits touching. Our visit helped prepare us for a post Katrina tour. Go upstairs and... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I took our four children here to learn more about Katrina. The exhibit is great, and at times very moving. One room had exhibits that my kids could touch and play with. A little more of this would be nice to allow the adults more time to read. The upstairs is Mardi Gras and was neat. There are no touch... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We enjoyed our time at the Presbytere. It is located in the French Quarter and a great way to take a break from the crowds and heat, or bad weather. Definitely worth the price of admission.The exhibits include a well designed first floor about Hurricane Katrina, lots of videos never seen before, interviews with experts and people who survived the... More

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful museum with a fantastic and touching Katrina exhibit. The ball and parade sections are pretty good as well. For a $6 admission, you definitely get your money's worth.

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Arizona
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We spent an hour or two appreciating the hurricane multimedia excellent display as well as the gorgeous costumes and finery related to Mardi Gras. I want that dress! After our separate walking tour that touched on the major events of Mardi Gras, it was fun to see the dress, invitations, and crowns etc.

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