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Old Ursuline Convent Museum

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The Old Ursuline Convent was erected in 1745 and occupied until 1824 by Ursuline nuns as a convent, orphanage and school for girls. This historic building is now home to a brilliant museum with both permanent and changing exhibits.
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1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2505
French Quarter
+1 504-529-3040
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The nuns and the convent are now in a different location. This is a museum and had some interesting displays. The attached church is very beautiful and is included.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LaLaLou
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Located at 1100 Chartres St. It’s the oldest building in New Orleans, built in 1745. It was used as a covent, orphanage, & school for girls. It is now a museum. I was told by my tour guide around this time the men outnumbered the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jodih792
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not catholic however, I respect all religions! The beauty, history, & folklore of this place is by all accounts really almost indescribable .... so before you dare.... call it boring..... google the history of this beautiful majestic building.... I promise you... Hollywood has...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice tour, I had attended an Ursuline school in the sixties and it brought back many happy memories.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historic Convent with such a serene atmosphere. Beautiful artifacts & statues. Enjoy strolling the gardens. Loved our visit for a peaceful escape from the norm of the French Quarter. Treat yourself to a spiritual experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the admission fee. Your whole history of NOLA is right here with docents who are knowledgeable and willing to talk. Ours was Tom. More than religious history.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

It is a stop on the French quarter walking tour. History sounded amazing and we opted to go in. Tom, tour guide, provided excellent history and information of the period. Lovely place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

A very special place in the middle of the French Quarter. An integral part of the founding of New Orleans with some of the oldest buildings still in existence. Fascinating and well maintained! And welcoming.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Spooky....got a chill as the tour guide described the history of the Ursuline nuns and the women that lived there.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I went on a day when no guide was available, so I went in alone. What a fabulous place with such rich history. The attendant in the gift shop gave me an overview and I set out on a self tour. I thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from cdhcch | Reviewed this property |
Depends on you. I would give at least 30 minutes for fast readers. I like history so 1 hour plus. See the Keyes Mansion.