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Old Ursuline Convent Museum

1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2505
+1 504-529-3040
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The Old Ursuline Convent was erected in 1745 and occupied until 1824 by Ursuline nuns as a convent, orphanage and school for girls. This historic building is now home to a brilliant museum with both permanent and changing exhibits.
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1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2505
French Quarter
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"oldest building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

History, it is beautifully conserved here is this location. The stain glass work, the alter is stunning and all of the statues with the story of the convent came to be is a wonderful told story.

Thank Melba P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This made us feel like we were in France. Very peaceful garden and then interesting museum with lovely chapel. Highly recommend.

Thank MissLaughsALot
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The church is beautiful and the museum is small but interesting. I thought it was worth the money but I can understand those who say it's not. It's not a place I would come back to again but I'm glad I went and experienced it...More

Thank Ravenito
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This is by all accounts the oldest building in New Orleans, and it is interesting to visit inside but there isn't a whole lot to see. It's worth a quick visit to go inside but 20 minutes is more than enough time.

Thank nijifrank
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is truly a step back in time and reading the huge letter written by the Convent's 1st Abbess, Marie-Madelein Hachard about her 5-month journey on the sea. She arrived here in July 23, 1727, from France. The Ursuline Convent is the OLDEST INSTITUTION OF...More

1  Thank Mariette V
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

In 1727: Ursuline nuns arrive in New Orleans from France. In 1752: Ursulines move into their new convent (present day building). This is a MUST visit for all that love History and love the French Quarter! St. Mary's Church is used every week for Weddings...More

1  Thank Pieter-the-Gypsy
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

The best I can say is the walkway up to the convent building is very pretty and photographic. The museum is not worth the price for what you get for the money. The church and altar are very attractive. However, I found nothing noteworthy about...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

This was one of the places on our list of things to see in New Orleans. We were not disappointed. It is a self guided tour (although there is a docent available to answer questions). The convent is lovely and the attached church (St. Mary's)...More

Thank Rosemarie G
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Since the Catholic Church and the city are really intertwined a visit here is a good way to understand how NO developed. Self guided and really low key

1  Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Probably a good choice for people with a penchant for religious history. Low fun factor. Kinda expensive for what you get, too.

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