The Cabildo Museum

New Orleans, LA

Where are we going?

The Cabildo Museum
701 Chartres Street
New Orleans

504 568 6968

What is there to do?

Located at the iconic Jackson Square, The Cabildo Museum is a fascinating addition to any family day out in the great city of New Orleans!

This elegant Spanish building is right near the St Louis Cathedral, and is home to many rare artifacts that tell the rich and fascinating story of America's history.

Even the building itself is historic! It was originally built between 1795 and 1799, following the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788, and it's tumultuous past is even reason enough to visit.

Once inside, kids and parents alike can enjoy a learning experience throughout the exhibits. A stop to the exhibit From Dirty Shirts to Buccaneers: The Battle of New Orleans in American Culture opens with an explanation of the battle's history, with an emphasis on the diversity of the participants.

Perhaps it's the Mapping the Crescent exhibition that calls you, where you can see the evolution of New Orleans over three centuries.

Did you know that The Cabildo Museum is also the site of the Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremonies back in 1803, and one of the state's most significant historical buildings?

A trip to The Cabildo Museum is a fascinating experience in New Orleans, with an incredibly deep role within the history of not only the city, but the state.

The history lessons are waiting kids, and they are amazing!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9

Children: $7 students

Discount: Seniors and active military $7

Free Under: 6 years


Need a little extra help?

If you have any special needs, contact the museum ahead of time to make arrangements for your visit


When can we go?

10am - 4:30pm, Tuesdays to Sundays

Open year round but closed Mondays


Any top tips?

Check out the other museums that the Louisiana State Museums look after, because there are some gems!

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