Founded in 1956, the Friends of the Cabildo (FOC) is a local nonprofit organization that supports the Louisiana State Museum (LSM). The FOC assist the LSM through a variety of functions including providing volunteers and financial support to all State Museum properties in New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.Plan your Cabildo visit and explore what else you can see and do in New Orleans using our New Orleans road trip app.
We went for the Beading with Big Chief Montana Exhibit. The work created by the workshop participants was very inspiring. We enjoyed the other exhibits as well. Gorgeous views of Jackson Square... more »
We enjoyed this museum immensely. Lots of information about the Battle of New Orleans and other beautiful exhibits. more »
The Cabildo is a beautiful historic building in Jackson Square. It houses several museum exhibits in a spacious setting. The exhibits are good. There is modern photography and Napoleon’s death mask. There is an exhibit on the woman who created and funded the Jackson Square area. Just outside the building musicians gather and perform, people dine at restaurants, and artists sell their works. It’s a nice place to visit, but also allows you to see and enjoy the color of the surrounding area.
The Cabildo is part of the Louisiana State Museum system, and one of 4 sites in New Orleans. We got a combo ticket (discount) to also visit the Presbytere and the 1850 House, because they are all three right there in Jackson Square and made for a nice afternoon of history. We might have spent about 3.5-4 hours total amongst the three locations, and together they tell a good historic overview of the area. The Cabildo focuses mainly on very basic NOLA history, the War of 1812, and the history of the Jackson Square buildings. Most memorably, on the top floor there is also an exhibit of New Orleans mapping which includes a fascinating 3D topographical digital map that follows the changing demographics and geographic history of the area. I feel like a finished the afternoon as a much smarter person!
Plan your trip to New Orleans
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in New Orleans
See all ›
Side trips from New Orleans
Nearby attractions in New Orleans
Plans to Cabildo by other users
6 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Mississippi, Louisiana & Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium