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Cabildo

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A 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...more
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701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Find a better way to waste your time and money. This museum has nothing to offer that you haven’t already seen elsewhere for free. Even the staff seemed bored with it and were not helpful.More

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit. We take feedback from our visitors seriously and make adjustments wherever/whenever possible. We are very proud to display one of the few Napoleon death masks in existence and have visitors walking the same...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend, and I were so delighted by this museum. The staff is so friendly, the exhibits are informative, and beautiful.

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum was smaller than I expected, but the building is really beautiful upstairs. I really enjoyed the New Orleans history and displays of clothing downstairs. Upstairs is a history of the Battle of New Orleans.

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We will be adding two more exhibitions in December, so come back and see what we have in store for everyone!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't a ton to see here, but it is well worth the time. I got a nice overview of NOLA history.

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Come back in December, 2018! We are adding two more exhibitions and all floors will be brimming with history!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With an hour and a half to kill on a warm day near Jackson Square, my husband and I found this nice retreat with a minimal entrance fee. Part of the Louisiana State Museum, the bottom floor has a permanent display focusing on many aspects...More

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are lucky enough to be right in the center of the excitement of New Orleans and have worked hard to provide an experience that is memorable! One minor correction: the exhibition is on the Battle of New Orleans, which...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just as with the Presbytere, the sister building on the other side of St Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo is a historical building with a storied history of fires, rebuilding, and roles as the seat of the former Spanish territorial government and home to the former...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit for the 300 anniversary of the city. This museum has dedicated the 1st floor to the anniversary and has many many unique pieces in memory. The other floors celebrate the battle of New Orleans and the rest of the city's history....More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

… for American history buffs. This small museum focuses on the early history of NOLA, the Battle of New Orleans, Napoleon Bonaparte and the history of the building.

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

And coming in December, the Pontalba exhibition, which focuses on the family responsible for the buildings which currently make up Jackson Square. Their story is quite a tale!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I’m in New Orleans regularly so I check in at the Cabildo once in a while to see if the exhibit has changed. If you’ve never been before then it’s a good first time visit even without a special exhibition. If you have been already...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Visited in September and we found it most interesting. Not the biggest Museum but if you buy the combined ticket that includes the Presbytere the other side of the Cathedral it becomes a great way to spend a few hours. Think another reviewer below has...More

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for the review and for clarifying for the readers! Cabildo right now houses "We Love You, New Orleans!" detailing many of the things that New Orleans is famous for or beloved by its residents. At the base of the stairway you can learn...More

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Tx2rist
26 January 2017|
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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
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Alecx M
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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.
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