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The Presbytere

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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such as fantastic depiction of Katrina. The artifacts and the presentation makes you feel as if you were really there during Katrina.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank clickart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Presbytere museum is right on Jackson Square and has two brilliant exhibits which were both really well done. The first is on Hurricane Katrina which gave so much information through literature, video and audio which really tells the story of how terrible this hurricane...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank chrisking8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside they have a museum of Hurricane Katrina as well as a museum of Mardi Gras. Well worth the trip inside and the cost was low (about $7 per person if I remember right).

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jason W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One floor gives information on hurricanes in this area with an emphasis on Katrina. It was very informative and heartbreaking to think back on that time and how badly it was handled by our government. The upper floor gives an in depth look at Mardi...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank W4341FImarys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum in Jackson Square has a powerful exhibit on the main floor about hurricanes - including the impacts, causes and emergency response. It's informative and it helped me get insight into the impacts of Hurricane Katrina as well as planning for and dealing with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent exhibitions on Katrina and Mardi Gras, the latter with an emphasis on the LGBTQ krewes. It’s next to the Cathedral, so it’s as central as central can be.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LauraJean
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent museum on the destruction brought by hurricanes over the years and most recently by Katrina. Another museum upstairs which explains Mardi Gras customs to the novice. Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

The Katrina hurricane that is, can’t believe it was 2005 but this made it feel like yesterday. reminded me of hearing about the horrors at the time of those stranded in the Superdome, and I recalled how my workplace took up collections of clothing and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

artifacts and photos of hurricane Katrina presented in a time line fashion, Mardi gras display is great, see actual costumes and krewes.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank STEVEN S
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This is a wonderful museum, rich with history and refreshingly small. Sits next to the iconic St. Louis Cathredral and the Cabildo. Plan to have lunch nearby at Muriel's.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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!
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B8635SBsallys
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.
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Lisa S
September 8, 2015|
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Response from Marvin M | Property representative |
No, but the historic Cafe du Monde is just across Jackson Square
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