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The site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer, the Cabildo was established as the home of the Louisiana State Museum in 1911 and is now home to a comprehensive exhibit focusing on Louisiana's early history. Come on Wednesday for drop-tours of the Museum with an LSM historian!
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The Cabildo is a Louisiana State Museum with some terrific artifacts from New Orleans' past. I love seeing an old K&B pharmacy signs and Pontchartrain Beach amusement park memorabilia. Experience a full Mardi Gras Indians suit and marvel at the intricate, year-round, hand sewing.
Come visit the Cabildo, the site of the Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremonies in 1803 and one of Louisiana’s most significant historical buildings.
Your 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 America’s history. In commemoration of the…
The Louisiana Purchase was signed in this 1790s landmark now housing a New Orleans history museum.
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