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Cabildo

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A visit to New Orleans' historic French Quarter would not be complete without a stop at Jackson Square, which is where you will find the Cabildo. This elegant Spanish colonial building neighbors St. Louis Cathedral and houses many rare artifacts of...more
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Reviewed yesterday

With an hour and a half to kill on a warm day near Jackson Square, my husband and I found this nice retreat with a minimal entrance fee. Part of the Louisiana State Museum, the bottom floor has a permanent display focusing on many aspects...More

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review! We are lucky enough to be right in the center of the excitement of New Orleans and have worked hard to provide an experience that is memorable! One minor correction: the exhibition is on the Battle of New Orleans, which...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Just as with the Presbytere, the sister building on the other side of St Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo is a historical building with a storied history of fires, rebuilding, and roles as the seat of the former Spanish territorial government and home to the former...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit for the 300 anniversary of the city. This museum has dedicated the 1st floor to the anniversary and has many many unique pieces in memory. The other floors celebrate the battle of New Orleans and the rest of the city's history....More

Thank jude19572018
Reviewed 1 week ago

… for American history buffs. This small museum focuses on the early history of NOLA, the Battle of New Orleans, Napoleon Bonaparte and the history of the building.

Thank William W
LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

And coming in December, the Pontalba exhibition, which focuses on the family responsible for the buildings which currently make up Jackson Square. Their story is quite a tale!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m in New Orleans regularly so I check in at the Cabildo once in a while to see if the exhibit has changed. If you’ve never been before then it’s a good first time visit even without a special exhibition. If you have been already...More

Thank NegrilAnnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in September and we found it most interesting. Not the biggest Museum but if you buy the combined ticket that includes the Presbytere the other side of the Cathedral it becomes a great way to spend a few hours. Think another reviewer below has...More

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and for clarifying for the readers! Cabildo right now houses "We Love You, New Orleans!" detailing many of the things that New Orleans is famous for or beloved by its residents. At the base of the stairway you can learn...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This may seem like a good idea because this is probably the cheapest thing you'll pay for while in NOLA, but save your $6 bucks and walk the 100 feet to Stanley! for a Bloody Mary. The most interesting part of this museum was Napoleon's...More

Thank Jeanine N
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The museum covers mainly about Katrina which is understandable but I would have preferred to learn more about the history. Upstairs the history of Mardi Gras costumes was interesting. The fee was very inexpensive.More

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LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

I believe this may have incorrectly posted to the Cabildo. These exhibitions are at the Presbytere, our Louisiana "culture" museum. The Cabildo (when it reopens on 8/31/18) is known for Louisiana history. We have great things in store when it opens: Napoleon, Battle of New...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

I love Yoga so I was happy there was a place right in jackson Square to take a class. Classes are only $15 and mats are there for drop ins. The room and the view are awesome. And you get a free ticket to the...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

An iportant part of Jackson Square, The Cabildo houses a mot important and unique museum. Some of the oldest memories of New Orleans and Louisiana are recorded here. A must see if you are in New Orleans.

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27 January 2017|
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Hi, Thank you so much for your interest in the Cabildo. While the Cabildo does not have a gift shop, the 1850 House Museum does! The 1850 House museum is in the Lower Pontalba building on Jackson Square only steps away from... More
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Alecx M
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I think you could spend 3 hours and really take your time or just move quickly through and not read every little thing for about an hour.
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