The Presbytere, New Orleans
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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This museum has a great exhibit - still in development, but well developed already - on Hurricane Katrina and it's physical and social impact on New Orleans. I consider this museum a must see in a tri... read more »
The lower floor has very well-done history of Hurricane Katrina's effects on New Orleans, along with an interesting exhibit about the reasons the hurricane was so devastating and how humans have affec... read more »
On display during my time here was a history of hurricanes in New Orleans, with special attention paid to Katrina. This is well worth the visit if for no other reason than the free a/c.
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