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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. On loan from the Smithsonian, the coat Andrew Jackson wore during the Battle of New Orleans returns for...more
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701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$12 for historical inaccuracies (and not only, the map at 3rd Floor showing the spread of Spanish immigration is amazingly wrong) without any order or logic (enjoy going from independence war to 1815 war... and going back to Yorktown siege, then jumping to XXth century...More

Thank osbrollini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a history buff, this museum is for you. My husband loved it. To be honest, I was quite bored. Would I go back? NO Would I recommend it to someone who loves history. ABSOLUTELY You just need to decide if this is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Cabildo for the "Dirty Shirts" to Buccaneers exhibit. We were also hoping to see Andrew Jackson's jacket on loan from the Smithsonian and Napoleon's death mask. Andrew Jackson's jacket is long gone back to the Smithsonian even though it is on...More

Thank RBD930
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historical building with its own character. But also details the history of the area and the city. Could have spent longer there and have been happy.

Thank jtr803
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has interesting exhibits but it lacks detailed information/history. I took a tour of the French Quarter before visiting this museum and our guide told us The Cabildo traditionally focuses more on New Orleans’ history compared to the Presbytère, however they had a Spanish...More

Thank VikkiBee
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Opened in 1799, the Cabildo served as the seat of government during colonial rule by Spain. The Louisiana Purchase was signed here in 1803, an act that doubled the size of the United States. The building was then used by the territorial court and later...More

Thank Sowellman
LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you for such a great overview of the museum! Couldn't have said it better myself!

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

As someone who knew almost nothing about Louisiana before, this museum taught me so much about the founding of this state, the importance of New Orleans, the meaning of the word Creole, and how incredibly so many groups came together to win the Battle of...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We kind of stumbled upon the Cabildo while exploring the French Quarter. It was MUCH better than we expected. While it was obvious that Spain has heavily invested a bit of 'cultural diplomacy' into this place, it was refreshing to learn new facts and insight...More

Thank BJ M
LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for your flattering review! We are happy that you were able to catch the Recovered Memories exhibition, as it is only with us until July 8th! Come back in September to check out all new exhibitions!

Reviewed 1 June 2018

Our American history is pretty grim folks, but since we love history - we feel this is a MUST SEE. PHASE ONE - who came first and how did they react with the locals, This Museum lays everything out with photos and video so you...More

Thank heidi D
LA_State_Museum, Manager at Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Our sentiments, exactly! We just hired an amazing education program director who will be improving the school tours even more!

Reviewed 29 May 2018

The museum offers an array of artifacts dealing with early life in New Orleans/Louisiana. The building itself is gorgeous, with a lovely view looking over Jackson Square. You can hear the jazz music playing while walking through. The building is packed with artifacts, panels, and...More

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
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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27 January 2017|
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Response from Marvin M | Property representative |
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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Response from eringall4 | Reviewed this property |
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.