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The Presbytere

Address: 751 Chartres St., Jackson Sq., New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
Phone Number: 504-568-6968
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Ranked #46 of 456 things to do 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...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
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Newburgh, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Right now they have an amazing tribute to the events that took place during Hurricane Katrina. For anyone who loves the city it is a very moving exhibit to go thru. I highly recommend it. And when you are finished go upstairs and visit the Mardi Gras exhibit.

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Utah
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Hurricane Katrina exhibit is so informative. I'm so glad we went to this exhibit. I didn't know how many times this area has been hit by disaster. So sad:( What is wrong with our society when America cannot take care of this and fix it? So much devastation! Take your time and see this. Hopefully it can be avoided in... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Katrina exhibit was an eye opener and it tried to show what misery the people of New Orleans and Loisuana went through after The hurricane hit. It also highlife do the total incompetence of all levels of government when help was needed. The upper floor was more light hearted as it showed the history of Mardi Gras - very... More 

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Independence,Ky
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Was expecting more from prior reviews. Mardi Gras exhibits were not very current and interesting. Katrina exhibits not as good as other museums throughout the gulf coast, Biloxi Maritime and Seafood museum much more informative and interesting. Disappointed overall with museum.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

From the moment we walked in the door of the Presbytere, the exhibition on the 10th anniversary of Katrina stunned us. As we learned, the glass items hanging from the ceiling represented the people who died and those who saved others. Head on is Fats Domino's piano rescued from the rubble. Upstairs is a 3 screen film of the event... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

One of the ONLY places that has a full scale section for katrina and how it affected the area. What you saw in the news wasn't as detailed as what they show you here. It was a great display and the layout was very fluid.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a truly wonderful place to spend a rainy afternoon! Located right in Jackson Square, it is right in the middle of the action. This building also has a wonderful history, which should be explored, as well as the exhibits within!

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Currently nice exhibits on Katrina and the Mardi Gras that are an excellent introduction to New Orleans. Right off Jackson Square so easy to include with the 4 other sites in the immediate area.

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Troy, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Excellent exhibit about hurricanes, particularly the effects of Katrina. They recommend an hour, but I don't think that is enough time if you really want to delve into the exhibit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were very impressed by the Hurricane Katrina exhibit. It was shocking to hear and see all the personal experiences of the victims. It transcended with us throughout our entire trip. Even though we were unable to visit NOLA during Mardi Gras, the museum gave us a good impression of NOLA during that time. For a better understanding of NOLA... More 

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