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The Presbytere

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“mardi gras”(377 reviews)
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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
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751 Place John Paul Deaux, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
French Quarter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both science and history combine to give you a great perspective on these monster storms. You come away with a better understanding of how these storms happen and what is being done to prepare for them.

Thank KJensen2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Presbytere is a historic building adjacent to Jackson Square. I believe it cost $6 and kept us busy for about 1-2 hours (though we had to skim some sections). The first floor is an exhibit about Hurricane Katrina and on there second floor there...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s amazing how far New Orleans has come since Hurricane Katrina. This historic building houses first an exhibit about the experiences Nola has been through with hurricanes, especially the immense tragedy of Katrina. That’s on the first floor. It brought back tears of remembrance and...More

Thank DeeGeeJay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t expecting to see everything I did. First floor is about Katrina and second floor is all about Mardi Gras. Katrina exhibit really does put things into perspective. It was interesting and informative, you get the truth about how events happened and not what was...More

Thank Jojocoop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this museum. I can blow through most museums pretty quickly, but I really looked through the exhibits here. When I visited, the bottom floor exhibit was about Hurricane Katrina and the top floor about Mardi Gras. Both...More

Thank TravellerChristina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a great exhibit on Katrina - the storm, the people, the rescues/recovery, and the growth and strength afterwards

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mardi Gras exhibit will change what many people think they know about Mardi Gras. It's difficult to grasp how elements of so many cultures evolved into the current parades and balls, but this exhibit does an excellent job of capturing that history. The gowns,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the video presentation was educational, but the rest of what's there seemed disjointed, presented in random sequence. would be better if shown in chronological sequence, and for visitors to be guided accordingly. No point starting at the aftermath.More

Thank KmanWent
LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We’re sorry that the organization of the exhibit did not make sense to you, as we want everyone to understand the story of Hurricane Katrina. The exhibit is in chronological sequence, beginning with a geographical history of New Orleans and flooding issues, proceeding to the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was looking forward to getting a fuller understanding about the history and origins of Mardi Gras, and how Hurricane Katrina had affected New Orleans. Although both exhibits contained a lot of interesting detail and bite sized story-telling, I feel like each exhibit was curated...More

Thank Jeremy V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Looking for something to do (and some air conditioning!) on our last morning in the city, we visited the Presbytere. One floor is dedicated to Hurricane Katrina (both the human aspects and the science of what amplified the disaster). The other floor is dedicated to...More

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Cat T
September 10, 2016|
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Response from Karyn G | Reviewed this property |
Two hours is enough time to give everything a look at. But don't rush it, you might miss something!
Sally S
August 3, 2016|
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Response from Dan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. The sidewalks in the Quarter can be challenging for wheelchairs but Jackson Square is easily accessible.
Lisa S
September 8, 2015|
Response from Marvin M | Property representative |
No, but the historic Cafe du Monde is just across Jackson Square