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The Presbytere

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The Presbytere was designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, alongside St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. It stands today as a beautiful reminder of both Louisiana's singular past and its vibrant present.The Presbytere, originally called Casa...more
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751 Place John Paul Deaux, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
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Reviewed today

While not a large collection ,this historic building hosts a wonderful variety of items that celebrate the history of the city .The exhibits on hurricanes and Mardi Gras are informative and worthwhile

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jmalc0m
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the "intellectual" sights in the French Quarter. When we were there they had an excellent "hurricane" exhibit largely focused on Katrina and Rita. There was both scientific and experiential information. For those of us from "afar" who only followed these hurricanes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I thought we would see a little more history but current exsibit is Katrina. Upstairs we did get to see costumes and other Mardi Gras items.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Julie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum is right on Jackson Square. It had 2 exhibits; one on Hurrican Katriannd one on the history of Mardi Gras. The Katrina was very interesting. Didn ot know there were so many levees that were breached. No wonder the town flooded. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank james k
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful spot to stroll, people watch and shop. The architecture is gorgeous. Grab a beignet and coffee and enjoy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LongIslander49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Hurricane Katrina display. My teens really spent a lot of time looking at the displays and watching the media. There is also a great history of Mardi Gras activities, as well as favors, costumes, and jewelry. There was no crowd when we were there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 919SuzanneS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't want to leave New Orleans without spending some time learning more about Hurricane Katrina. What a resilient city New Orleans is to have come through the experiences with hurricanes that it has had!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For $6, this was a great stop - a mix of understanding more about Hurricane Katrina and the engineering of better levees (on the first floor) and the history and culture and costumes (beautiful costumes!) of Mardi Gras on the second.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MadaleneF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a fantastic museum, doing a great job to tell complete stories about two very important New Orleans topics. The Hurricane Katrina exhibit was incredibly well done, giving both a lot of information about the catastrophe, but also being incredibly moving and putting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this museum. Exhibits include Mardi Gras and a really thought provoking one on Hurricane Katrina. Worth the price for sure

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Catherine S
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lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
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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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Cat T
11 September 2016|
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Response from Karyn G | Reviewed this property |
Two hours is enough time to give everything a look at. But don't rush it, you might miss something!
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Sally S
3 August 2016|
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Response from Dan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. The sidewalks in the Quarter can be challenging for wheelchairs but Jackson Square is easily accessible.
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Lisa S
8 September 2015|
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Response from Marvin M | Property representative |
No, but the historic Cafe du Monde is just across Jackson Square
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