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The Presbytere

751 Place John Paul Deaux, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
+1 504-568-6968
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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 Curial or "Ecclesiastical House," was built on the site of the residence, or presbytere, of the Capuchin monks. The building was used for commercial purposes until 1834 when it became a courthouse. In 1911, it became part of the Louisiana State Museum. Two exhibitions are on display-"Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond" tells of rescue, rebuilding and renewal, and "Mardi Gras: It's Carnival Time in Louisiana" captures the fun and fantasy of the annual celebration.
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751 Place John Paul Deaux, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
French Quarter
+1 504-568-6968
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The BIG Question of how come Katrina was so devastating is explained. Coming from overseas, our picture of this tragedy was superficial when it happened. Watching the TV show "TREME" only heightened our curiosity. The time-lapse depiction of canal breaches & flooding is well done...More

Thank planetogra
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband purchased combo tickets (the Presbytere plus one other museum) for a discount, although the regular price for this menu by itself is only $6.00 per adult. Downstairs houses a very informative Hurricane Katrina exhibit. Hanging from the ceiling in the main lobby are...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this little museum. It had an excellent Katrina exhibit and a phenomenal Mardi Gras exhibit. For $6, couldn't ask for more. If I had known about this exhibit I would have skipped Blaine kerns Mardi Gras world.

Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this exhibit and thought it sounded interesting, plus it was HOT, and we were looking for an a/c break! For $6, this was an excellent find! The exhibit starts with Hurricane Katrina. It was a sobering exhibit - but was beautifully done,...More

Thank Jen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have walked by this museum a hundred times, without noticing it. On the most recent trip, looking to escape the heat, my wife and I finally visited after reading about it on Tripadvisor. The museum featured two main exhibits, and was suitable for a...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this a lot. The Hurricane Katrina exhibit was sobering. Also terrifying and very moving. The Mardi Gras exhibit was a riot of colour. All in all a great pleasure.

Thank KokoLB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Presbytere contains an exhibit showcasing the effects of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made disasters that followed. Another great exhibit gives the visitor a good overview of the history and pagentry that is Mardi Gras.

Thank Annabelle1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn about Katrina and Mardi Gras all in one stop. Excellent museum in Jackson Square. Well worth the time.

Thank JudyGroner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history of Hurricane Katrina was well done. Must say we both had tears after seeing it. The stories of the people who lived thru Katrina was heartbreaking. Much more than what was on the news.

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited The Presbytere recently without realizing that it is not that small. So, I was consumed so much by the exhibit on Katrina and spent much time there, ending up not having enough time for the Mardi Gras exhibit. Katrina exhibit is excellent....More

Thank vladimir70
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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!
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.
8 September 2015|
Response from Marvin M | Property representative |
No, but the historic Cafe du Monde is just across Jackson Square