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
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 »
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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