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The Presbytere, New Orleans

4.5
#8 of 53 in Museums in New Orleans
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Built in 1791, The Presbytere functioned as a courthouse until 1911, when it joined the Louisiana State Museum and later the list of National Historic Landmarks. Although constructed on the site of a former residence of Capuchin monks, the attraction never served religious purposes. Today, you can view two key, contrasting exhibits here: Hurricane Katrina's aftermath and the Mardi Gras celebration. To visit The Presbytere and other attractions in New Orleans, use our New Orleans travel route planner.
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  • The lower level will explain much of what happened during Hurricane Katrina in this beautiful city. Upstairs, magnificent Mardi Gras costumes. Both are worth your time.  more »
  • My family of four, including two young adults, visited on an afternoon. Full admission is $7, and there are various discounts available based on age etc. It took us approximately two hours to see...  more »
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  • Very interesting place. Lots to see. Easily spent 4 hours here and could've been longer. Great exhibit on Katrina.
  • Katrina exhibit was incredible. Especially loved room were different displays had actual residents talking about their experience. Better than any tour offered!

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