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The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans

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Take a step back in time at The 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 The Historic New Orleans Collection and other New Orleans attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Official residences always evoke interesting architectural detail and life introspection that fascinates  more »
  • We stumbled upon this museum. They have several locations throughout the city, all are free. The current exhibit of Madames and Musicians about the red light district called Storyville in the early 19...  more »
  • This museum must be run by volunteers because admission is free. An excellent potted history of New Orleans with maps, objects and paintings. Enthusiastic volunteers will explain anything you want to ...  more »
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  • Free museum with lots of curators around to help make the exhibits interesting. One of my favorite museums in New Orleans
  • Nice little free museum if you're interested in nolas European beginnings. Lots of maps.
  • Free museum with super nice people working there (or volunteering?... I'm not sure). From the outside you could easily walk by and miss this place, in fact I almost did. I walked in just out of curiosity (not quite sure if it was a gift shop, art gallery, or what) and I found what seemed to be a tiny two room museum/gift shop. I was greeted by a friendly lady who told me to check out the collection upstairs first as they were closing soon. So I go upstairs and wow... it's a whole museum, not just a little room or two. Sure it's a lot of paper products (maps, paintings, and the like) but it's well laid out with tablets full of information. I only had about 20 minutes so I rushed through it, but you could easily spend at hour in here. If you are looking to do New Orleans on a budget, or just want some culture before you start drinking, check this place out!
  • Best local museum in NOLA, extraordinary collections housed in several buildings. The tour is interesting although not compelling. Gift shop is the best we found in French Quarter.
  • This free museum is small, but has a lot of interesting pieces from New Orleans' past that you can go through in an hour. There are museum guides sitting in various rooms to give you tidbits of information. Too bad it did not have more items on slavery, considering the city was such a major center for human trafficking. It is worth your time!