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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
From $45.00
 
Haunted Cemetery Tour
"This walking tour will depart from P.J.'s Coffee House conveniently located at 630 Chartres Street in the historic Upper Pontalba Building just off Jackson Square. Your guide will lead you through the old French Quarter during the first half of the tour stopping at various historical locations to explain the unique history of New Orleans. You will learn about the history the hauntings and the unique burial practices that make St. Louis No. 1 so unique. After a leisurely 7-block stroll the tour will take a break at the Basin St. Visitor's Center
From $25.00
 
French Quarter History and Legends Tour
"Join us for a two hour morning history stroll through the French Quarter. We will walk the narrow streets of the oldest parts of the city visiting the longest surviving buildings and sharing the most interesting and most famous stories of our h the riverfront that was the lifeblood of the City and visit nationally recognized landmarks like Madame John’s Legacy Napoleon House Lafite’s Blacksmith Shop and more.  See the oldest buildings from the original French settlement built well before the American Revolution. Here a thriving colony existed creating a unique mix of French and Spanish architecture food from ingredients around the world
From $19.00

Presbytere - Louisiana State Museum Tips (10)

The Presbytere

The Presbytere is located on the right side of the St. Louis Cathedral. It is actually two museums in one. On the ground floor are exhibits dedicated to Hurricane Katrina and also to earlier...
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Paul2001
Apr 16, 2015

Louisiana State Museum—the Presbytere

The Presbytere, built in 1790, was originally a commercial building, and later was used as a courthouse. It became a state museum in 1911.The entire first floor of the museum is dedicated to Hurricane...
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JessieLang
Jul 17, 2013

New Orleans's past and present

The Cabildo and Presbytere, built on either side of St. Louis Cathedral, both date back to the end of the 18th century. The Cabildo's original purpose was to serve as the seat of the Spanish...
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Jefie
Jun 25, 2011

What all the fuss is about

Flanking one side of St. Louis Cathedral (the Cabildo is on the other side) is the Presbytere - a building constructed in the late 1700's as housing for the local priests and monks (but that didn't...
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goodfish
May 02, 2011

The Mardi Gras Museum @ The Presbytere

The Presbytere got its name from that fact that it was suppose to house monks. The building dates from 1791. To my knowledge, the monks never made it but it has an around the year Mardi Gras exhibit....
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ChicagoGuy
Apr 04, 2011

Presbytere museum

Unfortunatelly, Presbytere museum(pic 5) was under renovation so we didn’t have the chance to check it. It’s dedicated to Mardi Grass festival and as we didn’t visit New Orleans during Mardi Grass...
mindcrime
Dec 24, 2010

A Taste of Mardi Gras

For a taste of the Mardi Gras any time of the year, visit The Louisiana State Museum, housed in the Presbytere, a National Historic Landmark. Learn about the celebration's roots and see the flamboyant...
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VeronicaG
Dec 09, 2008

Presbytere's Mardi Gras Museum

The word "presbytere" is derived from the French word for "monastery". Originally called the Casa Curial, this was the residence of Catholic monks in the late 18th century. Later, it was used as a...
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Tom_Fields
Dec 17, 2006

Louisiana State Museum

The State Museum is a complex of national landmarks and New Orleans' most prominent heritage attraction. It houses thousands of artefacts and works of art which reflect Louisiana's legacy of diverse...
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keeweechic
Oct 25, 2002

Enjoy viewing a Mardi Gras Collection.

The Presbytere has an interesting Mardi Gras collection of costumes, King and Queen Ball costume, crowns, etc.
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jerokee_528
Mar 23, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near New Orleans

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

This small chapel was built in 1826, which makes it the oldest chuch still standing in the city. It was built close to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, just outside of the French Quarter, at the peak of the...
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Wax Museum

Visited the Musee Conti Wax Museum which contains wax sculptures that chronicle the history of New Orleans. The attached picture is of Madame LaLaurie torturing her slaves in the attic of the...
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French Quarter Walking Tour

The Le Monde Creole tour in the French Quarter is excellent. They take you into several private courtyards in the quarter. This tour costs a little more but is worth it to get into the courtyards. The...
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Superdome

the superdome sports arena is home to the new orleans saints NFL football team and the annual sugarbowl college football bowl game. the superdome also hosts rock concerts and other events through out...
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1850 House - Louisiana State Museum

While you're walking around Jackson Square you'll see the 1850 House which is apart of the Louisiana State Museums. "The Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings, which line the St. Ann and St. Peter...
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Pharmacy Museum

Before 1804, the field of pharmacy was unregulated. The only requirement was a six-month apprenticeship, after which time the person could make and sell medicines unhampered by any laws or agencies....
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