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Old Ursuline Convent

1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2505
+1 504-529-3040
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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
+1 504-529-3040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Built between 1728 and 1756, the old building IS the place where Vampires got their entrance into the Greater NOLA area. Rumors from the attic where the vampires make their home, yeah. Casket Girls, anyone? Anyway... the first and second floor are a museum for...More

Thank hellfirekeep
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Beautiful and welcoming. Exhibit on 300 years of Catholicism in New Orleans was informative. Church was beautiful. only $8. There was a volunteer guide who was very knowledgable.

Thank wvbuckeye
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Great tour of the entire convent with philip. He is very knowledgeale about history etc. Was very welcoming and enthusiastic.

Thank Shashank R
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I am not catholic so there were some things that I did not understand. However the history is very interesting to me. The chapel was so beautiful. The staircase just inside the door was so unique, definitely one of a kind.

Thank nikkigh2017
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not a whole lot inside, you can not go to the other 2 floors. Picture boards on walls about the history of the building. Beautiful garden. Wish I saved the $8 per person and skipped this one.

Thank lynnxx77
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My wife and I toured the convent and grounds in mid-September 2017. It was a good experience and inexpensive. Very informative, especially if you like history.

Thank TheGrizwulds
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The history of black Catholics in NOLO is undertold, and this museum takes a great stride in doing so. The nuns did great work and are barely known. Our visit to this historic site greatly helped our appreciation of NOLO's history and the place of...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

...the woman who was at the gift shop last week was on the phone when my friend and I walked in to enquire about tickets. When she finally got off the phone, she told us it would cost $8 and was about to say something...More

1  Thank twisteddiva
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We took a tour of the convent and found it to be very interesting. The nuns have a very strong history in the French Quarter. This is a self guided tour but there are people inside the museum that are very knowledgeable about the place....More

1  Thank fic1225
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A peaceful chapel beautifully decorated with history throughout the rest of the convents building - the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley (1752). The role of the Nuns in helping Gen.Andrew Jackson to beat the British in the Battle Of New Orleans (1815) is revealed....More

Thank planetogra
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