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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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  • The exhibit on Katrina was amazing. It shows how devastating and chaotic this time was and what those people had to endure. It was an emotional experience. The courage, strength and resolve of the res...  more »
  • We were sent here by a bus driver. Otherwise we would never had gone. It was a terrific study of Katrina and of Mardis gras that keeps people of NOLA smiling. 
  • I've been to New Orleans dozens of times and somehow never got to this museum. I had walked by it so many times not realizing what was inside. The bottom floor had an incredible exhibit of Hurricane K...  more »