We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The Old Ursuline Convent was erected in 1745 and occupied until 1824 by Ursuline nuns as a convent, orphanage and school for girls. This historic building is now home to a brilliant museum with both permanent and changing exhibits.
All reviews oldest building self guided tour mary's church attached church religious history beautiful chapel french quarter gift shop chartres street united states nuns docent orphanage cypress orphans statues surviving
This was an amazing stop on our visit in New Orleans. It is open on Mondays, whereas other museums are closed. You don't need to book a tour and you can go at your own pace.
One of the highlights of our visit was meeting...More
We found the museum while walking to breakfast and stopped on our way back. We really enjoyed it. It was so quiet and serene, very sacred. The building and grounds were breathtaking. It offered interesting history.
We enjoyed this site and appreciated the Catholic Church in Louisiana for its charity, vision, and appreciation of the arts and other cultures. It is near the Jazz Museum and the French Market. The Envie Cafe is also close. The former convent has a sweet...More
Happened by and did the tour on a recent trip to New Orleans, very glad we did. This was the best tour/attraction we did in the French Quarter. First off the place is a beautiful peaceful setting, a real nice contrast to the rest of...More
Very interesting place to visit,calm and beautiful. Guide was excellent and passionate about the history of the convent.This visit would be of interest to anyone fascinated by religion,culture and history!
The museum is an amazing testament to the impact of the Catholic Church in New Orleans long term. The exhibits are so informative and there are guides who will give you so much MORE information! Totally glad that we spent some time there!
Situated still in the French Quarter the Convent is a place of unexpected silence. One can learn a lot about the history of New Orleans, but one can also just relax in the secluded garden or enjoy the quietness of the Church.If you are interested...More
This is the oldest building that was not taken by fire in New Orleans. The clock and staircase in the entry way have stories to them. Tim was a guide present and explained both well. The history of the nuns and their care of the...More
is situated on a large In the back of the French Quarter the Ursuline Convent can be found. This is the oldest building in the entire Mississippi Valley and the history is part of the founding of the city.
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
Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.