Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Take a step back in time at 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. Our New Orleans itinerary planner makes visiting Historic New Orleans Collection and other New Orleans attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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For diehard history lovers this is a great free attraction, but it was not quite enough to hold my kids' attention. Because it's free, it's still a good way for 30-40 mins to learn about the history o... read more »
This is a small museum but has a great historical collection of old New Orleans. It's wonderfully situated amongst the many art galleries. It makes for an enjoyable respite from sightseeing or shoppin... read more »
We chanced upon this museum & were so happy we did! If you are looking for the history of New Orleans, this is the place. The building is beautiful & the volunteer guides are so knowlegable & happy to... read more »
This museum is hosted in an old New Orleans house. The permanent collection contains many maps, letters and pictures of New Orleans and its battles since the times of the French colony. The volunteers were all very helpful and shared interesting stories about New Orleans and some about their curious lives as well. The entrance is free and the museum is in a great location, so there's no reason to skip this one!
As we were waking and trying time find some place to spend some time, we stumbled upon this exhibit that was free. We were welcomed in and thru a series of rooms plotted the life of Andrew Jackson and the history of New Orleans. This is a must stop. Once you get some history here you are set for the information given on the plantation tours on River Road on the Mississippi River. These curators worked hard and are very knowledgeable of the areas history.
Great place to learn more about the history of New Orleans and Louisiana! Well worth your time. No entrance fee.
Addie K Martin
A great place to visit to learn more about New Orleans history. They have an extensive collection of historic maps, paintings, drawings and artifacts. It's the most extensive private collection of New Orleans history. Most impressive.
I was looking forward to this but only got through due timing, great staff, very educational.
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