Old Ursuline Convent Museum, New Orleans

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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Old Ursuline Convent Museum Reviews
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  • We found the museum while walking to breakfast and stopped on our way back. We really enjoyed it. It was so quiet and serene, very sacred. The building and grounds were breathtaking. It offered intere...  more »
  • We enjoyed this site and appreciated the Catholic Church in Louisiana for its charity, vision, and appreciation of the arts and other cultures. It is near the Jazz Museum and the French Market. The En...  more »
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  • 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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