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“Catch the Hurricane exhibit before it's gone” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Louisiana State Museum (The 1850 House)

Louisiana State Museum (The 1850 House)
523 St Ann Street, Lower Pontalba Building, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504 568 6968
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Ranked #33 of 172 attractions in New Orleans
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: A huge museum dedicated to the history and culture of Louisiana.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Catch the Hurricane exhibit before it's gone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I've never cried so much in a museum. The hurricane exhibit is perfectly curated and so well thought-out. It's a brave, moving, controversial and far-reaching examination of the causes and consequences of New Orleans' terrible ordeal with Hurricane Katrina. Go here. And let yourself get into it. Read and watch everything, because it's all worth it.

Visited February 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“A restored 1850 apartment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you're near Jackson Square (and most tourists are at some point), the 1850 House is worth a look. It doesn't take long to see, and it's only $3. It consists of an apartment in the Pontalba Buildings that has been restored to look as it would have in 1850 when it was the home of a wealthy merchant. I was amazed at how large the rooms are. The bonus is the excellent shop (where you buy your ticket). It has a fantastic selection of books on NOLA topics.

Visited January 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Napoleon's death mask”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is worth visiting. One walks around Jackson Square and might not stop here if they dont know how fabulous it is. And all the portraiture of the leaders of society and government through the centuries. This is a gem.

Visited January 2013
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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Look inside at the history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We went for the Creole Christmas tour and loved it. This house gave us a view of the lifestyles that made the French Quarter stylish. The building was surprisingly tall and the guides were very informative and friendly. This is our kind of thing…

Visited December 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Really steep long stairs but Included in the walking tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The house was interesting enough but there weren't that many rooms. The stairs were really long & steep. If you have a problem with mobility, it would be hard to tour. However if you signed up for the walking tour of the Fr Qtr, the entry fee was included so it didn't cost you anything.

Visited December 2012
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