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The Presbytere was designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, alongside St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. It stands today as a beautiful reminder of both Louisiana's singular past and its vibrant present.The Presbytere, originally called Casa...more
A nice surprise. There were 2 exhibits (probably permanent) one documenting Hurricanes in New Orleans and the other Mardi Gras. Both were good perspectives and informative. Be sure to take it in. On the backside of Jackson Sq
This is a 45-minute/one hour museum. Most of the displays on the 1st floor are of 30's/40's/50'2 New Orleans. The second floor is focused on the battle of New Orleans in 1815. There are maybe three or five artifacts/exhibits that are in the "wow that's...More
LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
Looks like this incorrectly posted to the Presbytere as the exhibits described here are at the Cabildo. Thank you for the review!
We visited the Presbytere Museum in New Orleans, near Jackson Square . Hurricane Katrina devastated the city; it was good to see illustrations of the resilience of the people since that experience. Then on 2nd floor a lot of fascinating info about Mardi Gras through...More
The greeter was very pleasant and informative, as I was not sure what the Presbytere had exhibited. The first floor was dedicated to hurricane Katrina, highlighting many other storms from the past as well. It was a very humbling exhibit, very moving also. The second...More
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LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
Thank you for your glowing review! To clarify on the multi-museum discount, if you purchase a ticket for > 1 of our museums (1805s House, Presbytere, Cabildo and New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old US Mint, you receive a 20% discount off all of...More
The Katrina exhibit is very informative. Photos, video, recordings made by survivors, artifacts, hands on area. The Mardi Gras exhibit upstairs is more visual. Artifacts in glass, informative material to read. Ask about a combo ticket (about $8 includes admission to The 1850 House museum...More
LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your detailed review! As you noted, we offer a 20% discount on all tickets when visitors buy tickets to > 1 of our museums! Also included in that group now is the Cabildo, which reopened today!
I'll be honest, we went here to view the Mardi Gras exhibit, but we were really impressed with how good and interesting the Katrina exhibit was. I found it to be really informative and the only issue was that a very loud band was playing...More
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LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018
Thank you for your review! I'm going to pass along your comments concerning your son's experience to our education programming personnel. We are always looking for ways to improve the experience for everyone!
Lower floor had a really good exhibit on Hurricane Katrina (and hurricanes and storm preparedness in general), while upper floor had a good exhibit on Mardi Gras societies, costumes, and balls with interesting notes about their cultural context.
They currently have 2 interesting exchibits--one on Hurricane Katrina and the other on Mardi Gras. Both are worth the entrance fee and take only an hour or two. We also received a senior discount and a discount for purchasing tickets for more than one museum.More
LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018
Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review!
If you haven't had a chance to check out the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana Museum, this one is also within the Louisiana State Museum system and is the...More
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.