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Historic New Orleans Collection

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The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher in the French Quarter. The Royal Street location offers free rotating exhibitions and guided tours, including the Williams Residence tour (a tour of the home of the...more
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533 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2179
French Quarter
+1 504-523-4662
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were directed to the Collection's Museum Shop by Sam the Hat Man at Meyer the Hatter. This shop also conducts research and maintains a publishing house, and their translation from the French and subsequent reprint of "A Company Man" from the original purchased at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 days (way to short ) and had a good time.Always something going on. I did see a lot of updating od the road and walks but still easy to get around by foot.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 937jayb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would bet many pass this by, not realizing what a jewel it is......so much interesting info about the history of LA and NOLA. Next time I want to tour the associated historical house.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KarenAustin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really interesting collection with free entry. Exhibits about the history of New Orleans and the United States. Make sure to check out the little black book upstairs too!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For $5 we had about an hour long tour of an old mansion right in the French Quarter. They have a museum too, that we did not go to but the tour for the Christmas set up was amazing. A small group tour as well....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jungle39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this while looking for something free to do. The staff is helpful and there are lots of interesting historical artifacts.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 777belindac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful room by room exhibit of the history of New Orleans. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. And it's FREE.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit, it's free after all. Lots of stuff to see for history fans including tons of historic portraits. There's a pretty one of an Officer, his daughter and a baby pig I forgot to take a pic of.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chickenboo2
Reviewed 15 December 2018

They operate several museum locations around the French Quarter in various historical buildings and homes. Some are free, some have paid tours and some have free tours. The main location has rotating exhibits, so check what will be on display before going.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Frank L
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I found the history in this museum and the information by the volunteers in each room very valuable to understand the culture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deborah K
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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
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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