The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans

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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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  • I came across this free museum at 520 Royal St. by chance and was blown away by its quality and sensitivity toward its city - the love of the donors is manifest. The collection of paintings on the... 
    I came across this free museum at 520 Royal St. by chance and was blown away by its quality and sensitivity toward its city - the love of the donors is manifest. The collection of paintings on the...  more »
  • Super cool!! Didn’t know it was even there until a friend suggested we check it out. It’s a self guided tour. Very interesting and found several helpful guides to share about the collections. 
    Super cool!! Didn’t know it was even there until a friend suggested we check it out. It’s a self guided tour. Very interesting and found several helpful guides to share about the collections.  more »
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  • Was honored to be invited by Action Jackson,last year To an exhibit of culture and history of s&p clubs. Beautiful place, every school, in New Orleans should attend, the kids might see someone, family member in the exhibit, History, History they might know or a Relative. I learned a lot from the exhibit,still learning. It's a cool 😎 place.
  • Very interesting. It was free, informative and provided a variety of new Orleans culture and history. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly.

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