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The Presbytere, New Orleans
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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. Make The Presbytere part of your personalized New Orleans itinerary using our New Orleans trip itinerary builder.
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  • A pictorial history of the suffering of the residents of New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina compounded by the ineptness of US Government Agencies before, during and after the devastating hur...  more »
  • Local artist display art for sale. Tarot card readers, mimes, magicians, tap dancers, fortune tellers, street musicians, acrobats, shops, eateries, etc... this is where you start in NOLA. 
  • Very informative and moving section on Katrina and other hurricanes. Upstairs is a lot of mardi gras and carnival fun. Both exhibits are central to New Orelans' identity and this museum is a necessary...  more »