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Cabildo, New Orleans

(4.2/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • I was in New Orleans and it was forty degrees and raining hard. By Jackson Square I ducked out of the rain and found myself in a history museum. There are three floors that tell the story. New Orleans...  more »
  • The Cabildo is worth visiting but he warned that most of it is "a book on a wall" -- old-school museum display with lots of text, which can sometimes upstage the artifacts. This makes it a bit of a sl...  more »
  • This is one of the beautiful historic buildings in Jackson Square. It is a Spanish colonial style building standing next to the Cathedral of San Luis. The building is now used to contain precious artifacts from American history. The Cabildo was completed in 1799 after the great fire of New Orleans in 1794.
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  • Do I work here? Yes. Does that make me biased? No. The museum mainly covers over 200 years of Louisiana History from pre-colonial, French, and Spanish settlers and colonies all the way up to postbellum (Post Civil War) and Reconstruction. Sadly, many of the exhibits and artifacts haven't been changed since I first came here almost 15 years ago on a field trip, and even longer at that, as I've heard from some customers. That being said, it's still very informative. Good way to spend 2+ hours? You bet. Air conditioning? Gottem. $6 for adults, $5 Students/Military/Seniors? Can't beat that price.
  • The Cabildo is a must-visit location for any tourist (or native like myself for that matter) that is interested in more than just the fun and debauchery to be had on Bourbon Street. It tells the story of New Orleans in a series of exhibits that are overflowing with information and beautiful, authentic artifacts from the area's history. The building itself is beautiful, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the multi-story museum is amazing. Geared more toward adults than children, there are, nonetheless, several exhibits that feature hands-on artifacts that older children may find interesting.
  • Good for the knowledge but like many museums very short and limited. This experince will last about 30 to 60 mins.
  • Great place to learn the history of New Orleans good little museum
  • History is written by the winners. The staff of the Cabildo should have so many trophies they would have to build another museum. History, because otherwise we'd look forward.