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701 Place John Paul Deaux, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
+1 504-568-6968
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701 Place John Paul Deaux, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
French Quarter
+1 504-568-6968
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beautiful museum is filled with not just art, but a true history of HOW people lived. The beauty of NOLA and Louisiana is apparent everywhere we looked, but we found it interesting how the museum also covered the “not so pleasant” side of life...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I learned a lot from our visit here. Very well maintained building packed full of information and artifacts about Louisiana's rich history. For the price of only $6 a ticket, you more than get what you pay for.

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 5 days ago

While walking around Jackson Square, we noticed this museum. It is a good place to get out of the heat and learn about the history of New Orleans. It is one of two state museums, one on either side of the cathedral. The Cabildo has...More

Thank well-heeled580
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old government building from the French/Spanish era of New Orlean's history. It is now a museum! It is a beautiful example of the cultural architecture mixture of the city! It has Spanish arches with a French mansard roof! Amazing! Oh 😲

Thank Evangelio A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally got around to visiting this museum after many times walking past it. It's not much to get in and well worth the few dollars. There are a lot of old relics and stories of New Orleans and its history and gives a good...More

Thank Bitsy822
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cabildo pairs well with a visit to the St. Louis Cathedral, the old apartments around Jackson Square, the street artists, most of them not good, the street bands, some of them very good, and if you are lucky, an actual marching band funeral. The...More

Thank warren D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth an hour or two to walk around and see some good displays about the local history of NOLA.

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It hasn't changed much since the last time I visited but it still delivers with Napoleon's death mask and the portrait of the amazing Baroness of Pontalba, now there's a story! You can thank her for the way Jackson Square looks today. Worth a visit.

Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is next the St. Louis Cathetral and accross the walk way to Jackson Square.. Love this area. the funnest part of New Orleans.. take this in and learn the history of the area and New Orleans.. Must see area

Thank GARY C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is located right next to the cathedral. It is interesting to see the architecture of this building from the inside. There are 3 floors of exhibits. Exhibits are varied and include the history of New Orleans, slavery and paintings to name a few....More

Thank SharonB231
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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Is there a gift shop? Does it sell books for children?
26 January 2017|
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Response from Marvin M | 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
How much time should we spend in this museum?
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.