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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 days 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

Thank VICMAD
Reviewed 2 days 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

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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!

Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jessica T
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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's easy to enjoy and not as complicated as many of us fear of history museums. Children see to enjoy it and it's a comfortable escape from the summer sun.

Thank gyzngalz
LA_State_Museum, Manager at The Presbytere, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! Our aim is to appeal to all ages!

Reviewed August 18, 2018

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

Thank Rachel M
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!

Reviewed August 15, 2018

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.

Thank Emily M
Reviewed August 10, 2018

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

Thank MonroeLouisiana
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

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Having done Mardi Gras World (about the floats), this was an excellent follow up being more about the balls and the costumes. Fabulous exhibits.

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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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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.
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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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