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Old Ursuline Convent

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Address: 1112 Chartres St, At Ursuline, New Orleans, LA 70116-2505
Phone Number: 504-529-3040
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Dating back to the mid-18th century, this convent housed the famous Sisters...

Dating back to the mid-18th century, this convent housed the famous Sisters of Ursula, among the female pioneers of New Orleans.

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Lots of history

We enjoy looking at historical building and churches. We enjoyed the self guided tour of this convent. There was also someone who came around and provided a lot of other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy looking at historical building and churches. We enjoyed the self guided tour of this convent. There was also someone who came around and provided a lot of other information and history. We enjoyed learning about the nuns and their work.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Getting away for about an hour or two, from the hustle and bustle of NO, this is the perfect little retreat. It is filled with the history of the Ursuline nuns and they also have a 500 year old Nuremberg Bible! It is worth the visit, if you have enough time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building and chapel. We were greeted by a woman who was an encyclopedia of knowledge regarding the Ursuline Order, their history and mission. Take your time reading through the displays. Be sure to stop in the chapel and take a moment to observe the detail and craftsmanship of the building and say a prayer of thanks.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss it.You can see the whole thing in an hour or less. They have a 500 year old Nuremberg Bible; they did not mention this on the brochure, its just on a stand in a case at the back of the chapel! There is a small museum that shows the history of the convent.

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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Worth the time to read about the history of these courageous nuns who were so important in New Orleans history. Beautiful and very well designated history with docents available to answer questions. A great way to get out of the heat or rain and learn some history at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of the convent and the church. The guided tour from Philip is a great way to learn about the rich history of New Orleans. He is so knowledgeable and a great storyteller! The church is beautiful. My 12 year old daughter thought it was the highlight of our trip.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is a beautiful building! We walked all the way through before the tour guide showed up. She was very knowledgeable. We're not catholic, so she answered many of our questions.

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Richmond, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

From our hotel room we could see the grounds of the Old Ursuline Convent. The ground looked nice so we took the tour. You may take your own tour but there are guides to help with the inside tour. The grounds are exquisite and well maintained. The inside tour is more historically oriented with lots of displays and informational signage.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Vieux Carre is called French Quarter though showcasing Hispanic architecture. If you want to see a French-style building in New Orleans, have a look at the old Ursulines Convent, in the lower and quieter part of the Quarter, the most picturesque in my view. This is continental French, no southern architecture. The main building was built in the mid... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Old Ursulines Convent is on the quiet Downtown (east) side of the French Quarter. I've past it many times but visited this past week. Wife and I spent nearly 2 hours touring the convent and the old church. They provide a brochure and sheet for a self-guiided tour, but an employee of the Archdiocese of New Orleans checked in... More 

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