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The Presbytere

751 Place John Paul Deaux, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
+1 504-568-6968
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751 Place John Paul Deaux, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
French Quarter
+1 504-568-6968
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Currently there is a Hurricane Katrina exhibit and a Mardi Gras exhibit which were both interesting. Only complaint is that you can tour this, the Cabildo and the 1850 House for a combined, reduced price, but they did not tell us that at this stop,...More

Thank 819marya
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum, on the first floor, gives a good picture of the days leading up to Katrina and what the residents of New Orleans had to endure during and after the storm. Very moving. The second floor is all about Mardi Gras and includes some...More

Thank Bitsy822
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entire first floor was dedicated to Hurricane Katrina. Pictures, salvaged items, recordings tell a big story. There's much footage of film to watch too. I'm very glad we took time to visit because it's well worth the time and reasonable too. Upstairs is dedicated to...More

Thank VHS-65
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has two fascinating exhibits. Downstairs there is a riveting display on Hurricane Katrina. Upstairs is a really fun exhibit on mardi gras. If you are going to see the Cabildo, buy the ticket at the same time as for the Presbytere for a...More

Thank Kirkland_Traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two fascinating exhibits unique to New Orleans. One is about Hurricane Katrina, the aftermath, and living and dealing with the the threat of hurricanes. Another is an exhibit on Mardi Gras, featuring colorful costumes. Both very interesting! This museum, as well as the adjacent Cabildo....More

Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one has a fabulous exhibition on the history of the Mardi Gras and the costumes are amazing. It also has temporary exhibits.

Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum. The hurricane Katrina exhibit is very interesting and well put together with lots of pictures, videos, and pieces to view. The Mardi Gras exhibit is also interesting for the whole family. Admission is reasonable and the museum is easily accessible.

Thank upnorth77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was fantastic. To see first hand floats, costumes, jewellery, masks, shoes, head pieces, invitation cards and all to do with these special parades. What you see on TV is nothing compared to the real things. What a visual display of finery which would have...More

Thank Ausberg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum on the last day of our trip to New Orleans. The bottom floor is the Katrina exhibit, where we spent most of our time. The exhibit was really well done and covered not just personal stories and artifacts, but also all...More

Thank Christa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Katrina exhibit on the first floor is incredibly powerful and informative. I ran out of time and didn't even make it to the second floor Mardi Gras exhibit, but the first floor alone is worth the price of admission.

Thank LibrariNerd
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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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Cat T
How long does it take to go through the museum on average?
11 September 2016|
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Response from Karyn G | Reviewed this property |
Two hours is enough time to give everything a look at. But don't rush it, you might miss something!
Sally S
Is it handicap accessible??
4 August 2016|
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Response from Dan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. The sidewalks in the Quarter can be challenging for wheelchairs but Jackson Square is easily accessible.
Thanks for the response to my last question! Is there a cafe onsite?
9 September 2015|
Response from Marvin M | Property representative |
No, but the historic Cafe du Monde is just across Jackson Square