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2014-15 through 2018-19

         

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Louisiana State Museum
The Presbytere

A National Historic Landmark
Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Monday and state holidays.

Admissions:
Adults$6
Students, Senior Citizens, Active Military$5
Children 12 and underFree
Groups of 15 or more w/ reservations20% discount
School groups w/ reservationsFree
Purchase tickets for two or more museums20% discount
AAA membership discount, with card10% discount
Address:
751 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
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Phone:
504-568-6968
1-800-568-6968

Special Note:
The Cabildo, Presbytere and Old U.S. Mint are wheelchair accessible. Individuals with special needs are requested to contact Museum staff members to make other arrangements.

The Presbytere, originally called the Casa Curial (Ecclesiastical House), derives its name from the fact that it was built on the site of the residence, or presbytere, of the Capuchin monks. It was designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, or Town Hall, on the other side of St. Louis Cathedral. As with the Cabildo and the Cathedral, construction was financed by philanthropist Don Andres Almonester y Roxas. The second floor, however, was not completed until 1813, when the Wardens of the Cathedral assumed responsibility for the final phase. The building initially was used for commercial purposes until 1834 when it became a courthouse. In 1847 the structure's mansard roof was added. The Presbytere was then used by the city as a courthouse until 1911 when it became part of the Louisiana State Museum.