The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Take a step back in time at The Historic New Orleans Collection, a museum and research center dedicated to the preservation of the city's history and culture. The museum holds some 35,000 library items, 350,000 photographs, prints, drawings, paintings, and other artifacts. Spread out over several buildings, the collection includes works on a range of local topics and notable historical figures. Learn about the New Orleans cuisine, Civil War, and Huey Long. Admission is free, and knowledgeable guides remain on duty throughout the day to assist curious visitors. To visit The Historic New Orleans Collection on your holiday in New Orleans, and find out what else New Orleans has to offer, use our New Orleans.
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  • Went here to see the Dancing in the Streets exhibit and found a lovely museum with friendly staff right in the French Quarter. Exhibit told the history of Second Line traditions and the societies in.....  more »
  • We stayed at the lovely Olivier House hotel and the staff suggested we go to the Historic New Orleans Collection and while there see the portrait of the Olivier girls in the portrait gallery. We had....  more »
  • Free Free cant beat that. Worth going even if you had to pay. Beautiful historic artifacts from day one of NO existence. Take pictures of everything, bring the history home with you.
  • Wonderful hidden gem in the quarter. Over 300 years of history in multiple sites, and it's free too! Great place to duck inside and cool off of an hot day!

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