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Cabildo: Tours & Tickets

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A visit to New Orleans' historic French Quarter would not be complete without a stop at Jackson Square, which is where you will find the Cabildo. This elegant Spanish colonial building neighbors St. Louis Cathedral and houses many rare artifacts of...more
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701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you only have time to do one museum, do the Presbytere next door. The Cabildo has a few artifacts and items on the first floor of NOLA history and culture, but it doesn’t cover much. The second floor goes over the Battle of New...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome spot for a business event. The tour was excellent and the whole place was beautiful. Friendly staff tops it all off.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great galleries on Mardi Gras, the War of 1812, Civil War, Plantation Life, Jazz Music.Very well laid out with comprehensive exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019

Of the museums on Jackson Square, this one focuses on the history of the area and one of the movies about it. There was a really interesting exhibit on the top floor about the Mississippi River and how the demographics of the area have changed...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kmcgowan913
Reviewed 10 July 2019

The Cabildo is a very good museum with many artifacts and art works explaining the culture of New Orleans. For instance, there is a death mask of Napoleon. There are good elevators to take one up to the third floor where one can see the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

The Cabildo is a beautiful historic building in Jackson Square. It houses several museum exhibits in a spacious setting. The exhibits are good. There is modern photography and Napoleon’s death mask. There is an exhibit on the woman who created and funded the Jackson Square...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank debbyinm0
Reviewed 12 May 2019

Your visit to New Orleans will not be changed much by visiting the Cabildo; it is a small museum of limited scope. For me, an old guy, the best parts were the memories associated with the films and songs associated with the Battle of of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bob K
LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2019

We are very disappointed to hear that your visit was less than memorable. Our visitors' experiences are extremely important to us. We hope you will return as our exhibitions change often! After 25+ years of the same exhibition up at the Cabildo, the building has...More

Reviewed 13 April 2019

The Cabildo is one of several Louisiana State Museum venues in New Orleans. We didn't have a lot of time to see all the exhibits, but what we did see was very interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 782williamn
Reviewed 5 April 2019

Located right next door to St Louis Cathedral. This is one of the old historic buildings in the French Quarter. The museum is filled with historical information and artifacts about New Orleans and its foundings. Filled with paintings, fashions, musical instruments, maps,Mardi Gras, etc regarding...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank P F B
Reviewed 27 March 2019

Very interesting museum of New Orleans history. Three floors, each devoted to various topics. First floor - contemporary issues of architecture, music, food and style; second floor - Battle of New Orleans (so many factions finally coming together to defeat the British (woohoo)) and human...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
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Mike B
23 February 2019|
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Response from LA_State_Museum | Property representative |
My apologies for the late response as we did not see the message until now. Since the museum is self paced, it is hard to say, but most people spend about 2 hours. There are exhibitions on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor of the... More
26 January 2017|
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Response from 713marvinm | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you so much for your interest in the Cabildo. While the Cabildo does not have a gift shop, the 1850 House Museum does! The 1850 House museum is in the Lower Pontalba building on Jackson Square only steps away from... More
Alecx M
10 November 2016|
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Response from eringall4 | Reviewed this property |
I think you could spend 3 hours and really take your time or just move quickly through and not read every little thing for about an hour.