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“Look inside at the history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 1850 House

1850 House
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Ranked #56 of 320 things to do in New Orleans
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Owner description: Few places offer the chance to experience the lifestyle of our ancestors of more than 150 years ago. The 1850 House is one of these rare places, offering a glimpse of middle- and upper-class life in antebellum New Orleans, the most prosperous period in the city's history. This furnished rowhouse in the Lower Pontalba Building, represents a mid-19th century home. Visitors encounter the stories of the Baroness Pontalba, the woman who constructed the building and the people who lived here in the 1850s.
Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Look inside at the history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We went for the Creole Christmas tour and loved it. This house gave us a view of the lifestyles that made the French Quarter stylish. The building was surprisingly tall and the guides were very informative and friendly. This is our kind of thing…

Visited December 2012
Thank Deborah C
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San Antonio, Texas
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159 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Really steep long stairs but Included in the walking tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The house was interesting enough but there weren't that many rooms. The stairs were really long & steep. If you have a problem with mobility, it would be hard to tour. However if you signed up for the walking tour of the Fr Qtr, the entry fee was included so it didn't cost you anything.

Visited December 2012
Thank retired43
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Golden, Colorado
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85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great exhibit on Katrina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Very thoughtful and well done exhibit on Katrina. Loved the first person accounts and the selection of meaningful artifacts. We are big museum goers, which means we can be picky because we've seen both the good and the bad. This exhibit hit it out of the park.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank ColoradoLiketoTravel
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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171 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great, not crowded museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

2 story museum, first floor is a very intense Hurricane Katrina exhibit and the second floor is a Mardi Gras exhibit. A great stop if you need a place to go indoors. Plus, its a state run museum, so the admission is very inexpensive compared to other museums in the area. Its also a beautiful building with great views of Jackson Square.

Visited November 2012
Thank Aaliz913
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Calgary, Canada
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125 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Interesting look into the past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The 1850 house is 3 stories of a typical middle class house in the most prosperous time in New Orleans’ history. It is a very tall and narrow house with lots of stairs both inside and out. It is filled with period furnishings and art pieces, very well preserved and quite beautiful. You also got a glimpse of the slaves quarters and the courtyard. It took us about half an hour to wander through the house. Did I mention that there are lots of rather steep stairs? I don’t know how much this museum would have been on its own, as we got a discount for buying tickets to a set of three museums – Cabildo, Presbytere, and the 1850 House. All are within walking distance of each other, around Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter.

Visited July 2012
Thank DorisBH
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