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Address: 1440 Moss St, New Orleans, LA 70119-2904
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+1 504-482-0312
10:00 - 15:00
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A West Indies-style plantation home with 19th century antiques on display.

A West Indies-style plantation home with 19th century antiques on display.

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Little gem

Located away from the crowded French quarter, next to a bayou , this house is certainly worth a visit. Our tour, together with 2 other persons, was guided by a representative from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During the French and Spanish colonial era of the 1700s, Bayou St. John was a key waterway leading into New Orleans. The stately homes of many of the city's prominent residents lined the bayou at that time. Today, Pitot House is the only one that still stands. Built in 1799, the West Indies-style plantation home is located at 1440 Moss... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Amazed to find out that this was a weekend home; the Pitots had a house in the Quarter too. Hate to correct visitors who love New Orleans but this is a Creole house, not Cajun. Cajuns are from southwest Louisiana. The terms are not interchangeable.

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Eagle, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is the second time we have visited the Pitot House. It was built in 1799 by a merchant and was for him conveniently built on the banks of Bayou St John which gave him access to small ships. The tour was very interesting and well presented. While small, the garden and yard is beautiful.

1 Thank Dennis B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Located away from the crowded French quarter, next to a bayou , this house is certainly worth a visit. Our tour, together with 2 other persons, was guided by a representative from the Louisiana Landmarks Society. She was born and raised in New Orleans, and told so much about the history of the Pitot house and New Orleans and enriched... More 

1 Thank RobertvB
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Pitot House is a circa 1790 home in the style of the West Indies. The home is an important tool to learn the early history of the New Orleans area. James Pitot an early Mayor of New Orleans bought this home in 1811. The home is well furnished and well worth the visit. The home is located on Bayou... More 

1 Thank tomas417
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

this is a nice tour in a beautiful area. if you haven't been to bayou st john, don't miss it. it is a very nice peaceful area. tour the house and gardens, with very nice well informed guides. you can easily get there by riding to the end of the canal street/city park streetcar, and taking a short walk to... More 

1 Thank llittle
Edna, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

An easy walk from the trolley stop at City Park/Museum. I visited this 1800's Creole house and had my own private tour, as I was the only one there. Learned the interesting history of the house and it's occupants. This is a nice little place to visit. I'm glad I went.

4 Thank rockingfranch
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

A gem of a historical site, well worth the journey out. The guided tour was extremely informative and friendly. The location is beautiful, on the bayou.

3 Thank Richard B
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

Pitit House is the only Creole colonial country house that is open to the public in New Orleans, open W-Sat 10-3, $7, tours begins when you arrive. It was well maintained and situated on the Bayou St John. I visited the Pitit House, St. Louis Cemetery #3, NOMA, Sculpture Garden and Botanical Gardens in one day. All are within easy... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Was closed due to renevations. Would've been nice to know that before I walked a half mile to get there.

2 Thank Karen J

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