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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2505
French Quarter
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+1 504-529-3040
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"oldest building"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds are lovely and it is interesting to note that this is a former center for the American settlement. Inside, read commentary copied from one of the founding nun's letters to the church - poignant and hilarious. She suffered through a 5 month sea...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival you go to the Gift Shop to purchase tickets for the Museum. We were greeting by a very pleasant woman (I wish I could remember her name) who offered to tell us a bit about the church and museum. She was very knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an interesting stop that only takes 45 minutes or so. You get to go on a short self guided tour and learn about the Catholic history of New Orleans. I most enjoyed the film on the St. Louis Cathedral.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the 1700’s, nuns came from France to found a convent and to educate young girls. It was fascinating to learn about how they came here and what they did. The church itself is lovely, as are the grounds and the statues. Well worth a...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

My daughter and I went to the Old Ursuline Convent last weekend. It was so interesting to see the artifacts there and to imagine all the nuns that had lived there and cared for orphans and taught the girls of the city. There are not...More

1  Thank Cheryl4831
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The museum has very nice statues of the Madonna and Child.the church is very nice and well maintained.

1  Thank LPY39
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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.

1  Thank Melba P
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

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.

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Christine M
3 May 2018|
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Response from cdhcch | Reviewed this property |
Depends on you. I would give at least 30 minutes for fast readers. I like history so 1 hour plus. See the Keyes Mansion.
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