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Old Ursuline Convent Museum: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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.
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1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2505
French Quarter
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Veronica2E
Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

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!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Carole K
Reviewed May 7, 2019

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!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JenniferLE917
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kczek
Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

Great place to visit. Oldest building in Mississippi Valley. Interesting history. Beautiful church and garden. Go there for an enjoyable and relaxing visit

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lisa_polcha
Reviewed March 25, 2019

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from cdhcch | Reviewed this property |
Depends on you. I would give at least 30 minutes for fast readers. I like history so 1 hour plus. See the Keyes Mansion.