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1850 House

523 St Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3318
+1 504-524-9118
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Few places offer the chance to experience the lifestyle of our ancestors of more than 150 years ago. The 1850 House is one of these rare places, offering a glimpse of middle- and upper-class life in antebellum New Orleans, the most prosperous period in the city's history. This furnished rowhouse in the Lower Pontalba Building, represents a mid-19th century home. Visitors encounter the stories of the Baroness Pontalba, the woman who constructed the building and the people who lived here in the 1850s.
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523 St Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3318
French Quarter
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+1 504-524-9118
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"self guided tour"
in 42 reviews
"louisiana state museum"
in 18 reviews
"jackson square"
in 71 reviews
"mardi gras"
in 32 reviews
"pontalba buildings"
in 7 reviews
"nineteenth century"
in 5 reviews
"period pieces"
in 4 reviews
"french quarter"
in 41 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"nice museum"
in 8 reviews
"walking tour"
in 18 reviews
"civil war"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"city's history"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
in 6 reviews
"great history"
in 4 reviews
"katrina"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 1850 House is a combination museum and gift shop. You can also take a two hour historical (and accurate) walking tour from there. The walking tour includes a ticket to tour the museum. I recommend that you enjoy all three when visiting New Orleans.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms in this house and all decorated with furniture from New Orleans that is representative but not entirely original to the families who lived there. It was nice to see, but I wish there would’ve been more information on what daily life was like...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

After taking the Carriage tour, the driver suggested we tour the 1850 House. Great tour that gives a good historic look at life in old NOLA. Great price too!

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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at 1850 House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

We agree, thank you!

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We bought a ticket at 1850 House for a docent-led guided tour of the French Quarter. While we were waiting for the tour to begin, we did the self-guided tour of the 1850 House (included in the price of the walking tour). The House: This...More

1  Thank zenm
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at 1850 House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

1850 is really is an amazing place. Thank you for the great review.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Beautiful site with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who are all volunteers and provide this tour service due to their own love, pride and interest in the history of their city...helps to provide more understanding of the development of New Orleans

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice little stop that can be self-guided. Only $3 per adult admission. Small - could be completed in about 20 min. Nicely decorated with period pieces that gives you a glimpse into life back then. Enter through a very nice gift shop. Staff friendly....More

1  Thank TravelDeer
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at 1850 House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for your review and coming to museum, sounds like a 5 star!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We were in Donnas 1st tour group and you would never have know that she hadn't done a tour before ! She is very knowledgeable about the History of New Orleans and Louisiana. The tour reviews the history of the town; the architecture and the...More

1  Thank janiceandre
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at 1850 House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for the response!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We visited the 1850 House after the recommendation of our F.Q. tour guide. It was a self guided tour which gave you a glimpse of a typical apartment in those buildings would have resembled back in the 19th century. If you are into history, it...More

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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at 1850 House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We were greeted with a warm friendly smile and I knew right away it was going to be a great tour. We walked for 2 hours with Kate and she was FANTASTIC! She was funny, informative and answered all of our questions as well. We...More

1  Thank Travelingbug29
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at 1850 House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We were a it disappointed in this exhibit. First, for the price of admission, you don't even to get to keep a copy of the self-guided tour. Instead your given a laminated copy which you return on your way out. I guess it's ecologically good,...More

1  Thank SM11542
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