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The Presbytère

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The Presbytere is currently the home to the powerful Living with Hurricanes exhibit. On the second floor, you can experience the history and culture of Louisiana's carnival-- Mardi Gras! Come visit us!
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Robin
Robin
June 8, 2019
$7 excellent museum! 2 permanent exhibits worth your time. Both a hurricane Katrina exhibit and a history of Mardi Gras exhibit. Truly fascinating and not at all boring. Make sure to do the Katrina one first since it is super depressing :P Don't let them talk you into $12 to add the Cabildo…
Nakia
Nakia
March 1, 2018
Learn all things New Orleans, including the history of Mardi Gras!
Cathy
Cathy
November 13, 2017
A wonderful part of our past preserved perfectly. So educational and informative for visitors young and old. Used as a Mint until 1909, then a federal prison and then a museum. Has an excellent exhibit on making coins as well as the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The Presbytère is an architecturally…
Alicia
Alicia
August 2, 2017
It tells the story of Katrina in a very even handed, interactive and sensitive way that is very informative - and has a great exhibition for Mardi Gras upstairs. Also recommended is the Backstreet Cultural Museum in the Treme - a small private museum that has great Mardi Gras Indian costumes and…
Zach
Zach
May 4, 2017
The Presbytère is an architecturally important building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It stands facing Jackson Square, adjacent to the St. Louis Cathedral and is the home of the Louisiana State Museum

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Location
751 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone+1 504-568-6968
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 4:30 PM
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