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Pitot House

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A West Indies-style plantation home with 19th century antiques on display.
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1440 Moss St, New Orleans, LA 70119-2904
Bayou St. John
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pitot House was built was completed in 1799. The home owners changed as the French and Colonial era changed. My guide Jennifer, did a great job explaining Life on the Bayou, history of the home and its owners. She also touched on its architecture....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank John R
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Toured the Pitot House Museum and neighboring Faubourg Pontchartrain today. The guide was most informative and accommodating. Unfortunately the tour was cut short a bit due to an unexpected downpour. This is a very important area of New Orleans.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

If you have visited antebellum houses in St. Francisville, Natchez and Charleston, you are keenly aware how people of the mid-19th century adapted to the hot summers in the South. Add New Orleans to the list. A visit to Pitot House is recommended. It was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

Recently attended a wedding and reception at Pitot House. What a charmingly beautiful location near downtown New Orleans. The wedding and reception were held outdoors/under a beautiful tent with bars, great food, an awesome band, etc. Highly recommend the Pitot House.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old home with garden. Interesting to imagine life in the 18th century New Orleans. Good tour guide that bought history to life. Short visit, but worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Excellent preservation of a New Orleans jewel. Jenny, our guide, was very knowledgeable of New Orleans, both past and present, and gave us an outstanding tour of the house.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Horrible experience at the Pitot House. Working on a personal photography project with my team of four people. We called in advance to inquire about shooting at the location and if there were any fees. We were told by the person on the phone that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Tamara S
Reviewed March 15, 2017

During the French and Spanish colonial era of the 1700s, Bayou St. John was a key waterway leading into New Orleans. The stately homes of many of the city's prominent residents lined the bayou at that time. Today, Pitot House is the only one that...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Amazed to find out that this was a weekend home; the Pitots had a house in the Quarter too. Hate to correct visitors who love New Orleans but this is a Creole house, not Cajun. Cajuns are from southwest Louisiana. The terms are...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank janemaher2017
Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is the second time we have visited the Pitot House. It was built in 1799 by a merchant and was for him conveniently built on the banks of Bayou St John which gave him access to small ships. The tour was very interesting and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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