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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
French Quarter
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

Thank Drizzle98407
Reviewed 1 week ago

On this trip to New Orleans I finally made it to the Presbytere and the Cabildo both of which had remained on my NOLA bucket list. I purchased a ticket to both museums as well as the Pontalba 1850 House on St Ann's Street, all...More

Thank MarkasELPTX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish we had more time at the museum! There is an excellent exhibit devoted to Katrina and we ended with a virtual trip to Mardi Gras, seeing the amazing costumes up close!

Thank Soozi13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As stated on our previous review, do this as a combined ticket with Cabildo the other side of the Cathedral - well worth a few hours of anyone's time. The Hurricane Katrina exhibition on the ground floor was fascinating, (in a respectful way), and extremely...More

Thank CCR_GR
LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad that you enjoyed! Part of our Mardi Gras exhibition includes a changing exhibition area, so stay tuned for our latest changes in June 2019!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank JDWL
LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Looks like this incorrectly posted to the Presbytere as the exhibits described here are at the Cabildo. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Linda P
LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Come check out the Cabildo, just a few steps away from the Presbytere!

Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

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 September 14, 2018

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

Reviewed August 28, 2018

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

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

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!

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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