The Presbytere, matches the Cabildo (Town Hall) on the other side of the St. Louis Cathedral. Originally it was called the Casa Curial (Ecclesiastical House) because it was built on the site of the residence, or "presbytere", of the Capuchin monks c 1791. In 1834, it became a courthouse and the mansard roof was added in 1847. The cupola is being restored to the Prebytere and should be in place by October 2005.
The Prebytere was used as a courthouse until 1911 when it became part of the Louisiana State Museum. The Museum operates five properties in the famous French Quarter: the Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 House, Old U.S. Mint and Madame John's Legacy. We only saw these museums from the outside.
I understand that inside, is exibited the story of the Mardi Gras - told in a high-tech, interactive, permanent exhibition including the five major themes of the celebration: History, Masking, Parades, Balls, and the Courir du Mardi Gras.
Admission to the Cabildo/Arsenal, Presbytere and Old U.S. Mint is $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens, students, and active military. Children under 12 are admitted free to all sites. Combination tickets for two or more sites receive a 20% discount, and group discounts are also available.
751 Chartres Street - Jackson Square (French Quarter)
We didn't get to the New Orleans Museum of Art, or the Sculpture Garden that is with it except that our city tour ended in City Park. Although come to think of it, we were there on a Monday and it would have been closed then.
General Public Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Legal Holidays.
Seniors (65 and older)
and Full-Time Students with ID:..........$7
Children ages 3-17:............................$4
Location and Directions
The New Orleans Museum of Art is located in City Park, in the heart of New Orleans.
I always intended to take the Streetcar out to City Park, but got distracted before we got there.
Canal Streetcar #45 runs from the French Market to NOMA and City Park. The picturesque route takes riders along the Mississippi River in the French Quarter, and up historic Canal Street, which separates the Vieux Carre from Downtown New Orleans. Streetcar #45 then turns right on the beautiful tree-lined Carrollton Avenue with its trendy cafes, nightspots, restaurants and shopping, on its way to the final stop outside the park.
Note: Special Policies
Backpacks, umbrellas, cameras, video devices or other bulky items are not allowed in the exhibition or permanent collection galleries and must be checked. Baby strollers will not be permitted in the exhibition galleries at peak times.
Photographing is not permitted in the Museum. Sketching and lecturing are not allowed in the exhibition galleries. Food and drink are not allowed in the Museum. Use of cell phones is prohibited in the exhibition or permanent collection galleries. Please do not touch the works of art..
Louisiana State Museum most perminent heritage attraction is the State Museum, a complex of National land marks housing thousand of artifacts and works of art reflecting Louisana's legacy of historic events and cultural diversity.
The Louisiana State Museum has partnered with the LSU Digital Library to produce a digital collection.
New Orleans is the best place in the world in which to hear live music.Many musical styles that dwell in the French Quarter. Blues,rockabilly,sudeco,rock,folk,
and of course,the city's own contribution to music-jazz-can be heard at a variety of clubs in the old city.Music winds its way around corners in the Vieux Carre',its spill out onto the streets,it rises over rooftops,it maintains the backbeat that defines the Quarter's pulse.
This place has it all,talented musicians,tarot card readers,and tons of history.
I sat in Jackson Square park on a sunny day alone,
it was the best moment of my trip.No one bothered me at all.It's a beutiful park with lots of life and culture in and around it. A great place if you like people watching.While I was sitting there, someone on the block actually played 'What a Wonderful
World'. That was the best moment on my trip.