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Madame John's Legacy
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US$25.00*
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour
Ranked #159 of 380 things to do in New Orleans
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Owner description: The second-oldest building in the Mississippi Valley and a fine example of Creole architecture, this center offers exhibits on history and Creole-style art.
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We could not figure out the operating hours of Madame John's Legacy, but finally we caught it open and it had an amazing exhibit of Newcomb Pottery. The rest of the house is self guided with explanation on the wall. The first we heard of this house was from the Vampire Tour which provided us with some great ghost, vampire and movie stories!

Thank thomas v
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

This historic house is owned by the stae of Louisiana. There is a self guided tour, but it did not provide much information about the house. We had heard about this house from the national park service ranger during our walking tour of the French Quarter earlier in the day. However, the young man at the front desk was quite knowledgeable and informative about the house, once I started asking questions.

The Newcomb Pottery exhibit was fascinating. I had never heard of this pottery before and the history was very interesting. It started as an outlet for young women to have a "respectable" way to express their artisitc talents by designing and creating pottery. Louisiana state has a large collection of this pottery, which is no longer produced.

6  Thank luvroma2
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Madame John's Legacy is one of the many buildings/museums that comprise the Louisiana State Museum system. While most of the attractions charge a modest admission, Madame John's Legacy offers free admission -- making it a worthwhile stop on any visit to New Orleans. The architecture alone makes this building worth a look, as it is one of the oldest buildings in New Orleans, and one of the rare wooden structures that escaped the great fire of 1795. During our visit, Madame John's Legacy was hosting a display of Newcomb Pottery. The pieces were lovely, and it was interesting to read about the history of Newcomb College and its female pottery artists.

Another reviewer mentioned that the site was scheduled to close at the end of this exhibit. I hadn't heard that, but I do hope they keep it open, as it's certainly worth a visit. The building is located in the heart of the French Quarter, just a couple of blocks from Jackson Square.

2  Thank Escriteur
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

This was a double whammy FREE event that any Antique's Roadshow devotee would love! First of all, you get to see examples of beautiful Newcomb Pottery, along with the roadmap of the bottom of the pottery to tell if it's a real Newcomb. The pottery was lovely. Secondly, you are in the second oldest surviving building in Nola. Even though the building had no furniture in it, I enjoyed reading about its history and who had lived there, and even understanding the reasons that there were two different types of planks used for the flooring. The Louisiana State Museum employee was helpful and friendly, but he did tell us that the site was going to close after the exhibit was over.

Thank opheliavoyager
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Currently they have a Newcomb pottery exhibit called "The Palm, The Pine and the Cypress." It is free and included many unusual forms I had not seen before. Great exhibit in air conditioned space in a very historic museum home and the price in right - free.

1  Thank JackWilsonAZ
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