Old Ursuline Convent Museum, New Orleans

#19 of 48 in Historic Sites in New Orleans
Religious Site · Historic Site
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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  • We went on the 2nd day of our trip. Happy to have decided because it tells you all of NOLA's history. Not expensive. You are on your own to visit. The history of NOLA + the ursilines is well...  more »
  • I loved this place and the history it holds for the Ursaline nuns and their arrival to New Orleans. It is well worth the time to walk through this place and learn the history... even if you are not...  more »
  • Beautiful church, grounds and interesting part of New Orleans history. Sorry we had to do a self tour instead of having the docent there due to the recent storm. Gift shop lady was very nice and we were told a story by someone else we ran into affiliated with the building. Worth visiting.
  • Loved touring convent and St Mary's Church. Beautiful artifacts along with great historical info. We are locals and learned more about history of the Ursuline Nuns, etc. Worth your time and ticket cost help keep grounds, etc.

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