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“A restored 1850 apartment”
Review of 1850 House

1850 House
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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.
Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you're near Jackson Square (and most tourists are at some point), the 1850 House is worth a look. It doesn't take long to see, and it's only $3. It consists of an apartment in the Pontalba Buildings that has been restored to look as it would have in 1850 when it was the home of a wealthy merchant. I was amazed at how large the rooms are. The bonus is the excellent shop (where you buy your ticket). It has a fantastic selection of books on NOLA topics.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is worth visiting. One walks around Jackson Square and might not stop here if they dont know how fabulous it is. And all the portraiture of the leaders of society and government through the centuries. This is a gem.

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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…

Thank Deborah C
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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.

Thank retired43
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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.

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