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1850 House

523 St Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3318
+1 504-524-9118
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Few places offer the chance to experience the lifestyle of our ancestors of more than 150 years ago. The 1850 House is one of these rare places, offering a glimpse of middle- and upper-class life in antebellum New Orleans, the most prosperous period in the city's history. This furnished rowhouse in the Lower Pontalba Building, represents a mid-19th century home. Visitors encounter the stories of the Baroness Pontalba, the woman who constructed the building and the people who lived here in the 1850s.
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523 St Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3318
French Quarter
+1 504-524-9118
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum sits alongside Jackson Square. Rooms are displayed as they would have been furnished back in 1850. It is a self tour so you can take as long as you wish.

Thank cjpenguin
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the first museum that I wanted to visit upon my first arrival to NOLA. The location is right in the Jackson Square park area. You will miss the whole building if you aren’t paying attention to the signs. After walking around aimlessly, we...More

Thank tktmcnair
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed visitng the 1850 house. Located right in Jackson Square, the 1850 house is an inexpensive tour or early New Orleans living.

Thank AtlasTravels01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem!! The tour features a furnished apartment home on Jackson Square. Which is the whole reason that Jackson Square is there in the first place. The Baroness Pontalba was quite a character woven into this wonderful city and its unique history. If you...More

1  Thank MarkandMarie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a quite interesting look into the past. You can see furnished rooms from the 1850s. Absolutely beautiful. It is a self guided tour and you can take as much time as you like. Also very inexpensive. Well worth your time.

Thank Mommaluke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the French quarter it is only one of the many thing to do and see. Cost is inexpensive and one can spend one or more -- it just depends on you. Gift should is nice and worth the time to visit. This is...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quick little respite from the heat and the bustle. It never ceases to amaze us how these buildings become cool little getaways from the busy streets only a few feet away. Stepping into the house, all the noise disappears. The front is a lovely...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, inexpensive respite from the heat. Friendly staff and great way to better understand the city's history

Thank 12JimN
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Beautiful example of life in 1850 New Orleans. Self-guided tour explained origin of buildings, uses, etc. Beautifully furnished with time period antiques. This property can be toured with a history pass which includes the 1850 House, Cabildo and Presbytere.

Thank 819marya
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Short tour, It was just ok. I was expecting something a bit grander. Save your money and go to Oak Alley.

Thank gweedetravel49301
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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