The Louisiana Historical Center, located in the French Quarter at the Old U.S. Mint, is one of America's great archives. Since it opened in 1982, the Center has served thousands of researchers from around the world. In addition to its priceless collections of Colonial-era manuscripts and maps, the Louisiana Historical Center houses a wealth of primary and secondary source materials in a wide range of media.
The Louisiana Historical Center’s Reading Room is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and by appointment on Fridays. The Louisiana Historical Center Reading Room is located on the second floor of the Old U.S. Mint. Hours are 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm. Please contact the Reading Room Attendant for appointments.