The Historic New Orleans Collection

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Chasing New Orleans’s paper trail
Anyone interested in the city’s complex and colorful history—and that should include anyone still breathing—would do well to make a stop at Historic New Orleans Collection. This is a private entity with a public purpose—it was founded to both preserve French Quarter buildings and to amass and display some of the key documents and artifacts covering the city’s three centuries of history. The collection is housed in the impressive Merieult House, which dates to 1792 and had a Greek Revival makeover in the 1830s. Self-guided tours of the Williams Gallery downstairs are free, with changing exhibits on Louisiana history and culture. A 45-minute docent led tour of the History Galleries upstairs is worth the time and modest expense. Check the website (hnoc.org) for upcoming lectures and concerts.
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533 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
+1 504-523-4662
Sun 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tue - Sat 9:30am - 4:30pm