James H. Cohen and Sons

James H. Cohen and Sons, New Orleans: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, James H. Cohen and Sons Reviews: 4.5/5

James H. Cohen and Sons
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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.
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4.5
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Herb L
99 contributions
Fascinating store with amazing inventory of collectible swords and firearms.
Feb 2020
My experience here was very positive. The staff were helpful and informative
and were willing to show me some items which had yet to be formally processed.
I was very impressed with the number and quality of swords and firearms on
display. They also had many old coins and jewelry.
Written February 9, 2020
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donna d
Wind Gap, PA59 contributions
Rudely treated
Nov 2019
During a recent visit to NOLA, my husband and I stopped into this establishment. I admit I have next to no knowledge of antique firearms. I do however know an individual who collects Pennsylvania Long Rifles with a specific interest in Henry long rifles manufactured in Boulton, Pennsylvania. In discussion with the salesman, after I inquired about a Henry rifle, it quickly became apparent that we were talking about two different firearms. It was also apparent that while I had no knowledge of the firearm he was referring to, he had no knowledge of the weapon I was interested in. He became very dismissive and obviously had no desire to continue the conversation.

FYI: The Pennsylvania Long Rifle (sometimes incorrectly called the Kentucky Rifle) was one of the most significant firearms in American history. It was used by frontiersmen and also served in the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. Nearly all of these guns were made in a small portion of eastern Pennsylvania, near the little town of Nazareth.

But, apparently of no interest here….
Written November 19, 2019
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MisterR1985
Tahlequah, OK355 contributions
October 2019
Oct 2019
Like to stop when in New Orleans to make a purchase. Hard to get someone to wait on you. Girls appear to be busy and bored, never look up. Finally one of the guys helped and made a purchase.
Written October 27, 2019
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Bonnie H
Arlington, TX76 contributions
Lots of Historical Weapons
Sep 2019
This small shop was full of old guns of all kinds, old coins, some jewelry and other old weapons. Was very interesting to look around.
Written September 21, 2019
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Jeffery W
Raleigh, NC365 contributions
A rare jewel on Royal Street
Jun 2019 • Couples
This shop has been a fixture on Royal Street for decades. We stopped in to browse and were treated to an informative history lesson on rare coins. Mr. Cohen took the time to show my wife and I several rings and antique coins from around the world. I was particulary interested in "Pirate Treasure." He pointed out a small wooden box in one of the showcases that contained coins from the colonial period of New Orleans. The small "treasure" box was discovered in the French Quarter during street repairs. There is lots to look at including rare maps and antique weapons of all types. Mr. Cohen is knowledgable and friendly.
Written July 3, 2019
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richinmich
ypsilanti michigan33 contributions
Its like a history lesson
Oct 2018 • Solo
No matter what you collect, its a great place to visit as well as buy. They mostly know their product and if you know yours will negotiate prices. Their inventory keeps changing, so don't go just once.
Written October 13, 2018
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Bionic B
California94 contributions
A must for historians and collectors!!
Jan 2018
This is one of the finest shops I've seen in the USA that offers original war armaments from around the world. Many civil war pieces in excellent condition but also fine examples with certificates from countries around the world. Also coins, jewelry and miniature soldiers. Knowledgeable staff, very helpful and friendly. Better than many museums.
Written January 17, 2018
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DP49
Edmonds, WA1,518 contributions
Impressive collection
Jan 2018 • Couples
While everything is for sale, I consider a visit here to be more for viewing than acquiring. The shop offers an impressive collection of antique forearms, ephemera and coinage going back to pirate days, though the focus seems to be mid 1800’s. As expected, the prices are reasonably high.
Written January 13, 2018
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Bernardo F
New York City, NY15,771 contributions
fantastic arms and history store
Nov 2017 • Couples
If your'e into old weapons, this is a great place for you to see some of the fantastic items they have on display and for sale coins too. Prices seemed on the high side, but I"m not that well versed in what these prices would be.
Written November 26, 2017
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DDay1959
Cookeville, TN1,627 contributions
History meets commerce
Feb 2017 • Solo
Every time I come to New Orleans, I stop by this place. They have a plethora of antique weapons to look at dating back as far as man has used gunpowder to send a projectile down range toward a target. They also offer a wide variety of paper currency and coins. I have purchased from them before ad they are always helpful.
Written February 22, 2017
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