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.
The Presbytere Reviews
I visited the Presbytère museum with a 17-year-old and a family member who lives in New Orleans. We spent a long time in the detailed, informative, and moving exhibition about Hurricane Katrina's effe... more »
Our entire family, especially our kids, learned an incredible amount about Hurricane Katrina and it devastating impacts on New Orleans-as well as what caused it and how the residents responded. Upstai... more »
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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