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AISL 2017: Museums & Churches

Museums and Churches


New Orleans Pharmacy Museum - 514 Chartres Street - (504) 565-8027  Admission $5; The first licensed pharmacist in the United States, Louis Dufilho Jr., opened an apothecary shop in this Creole-style townhouse in 1823.  On display old apothecary bottles, Voodoo potions, opium products, suppository molds, snake oil, and old makeup and perfume paraphermalia.  Guided tours on Thursday and Friday.

The Cabildo - 701 Chartres St.(504) 568-6968  Admission $6; The museum to the left of the St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo served as the capitol for the Spanish colonial government.  It currently houses Louisiana historical artifacts, from the earliest explorers to statehood to post-Civil War reconstruction.  The Louisiana Purchase was signed here in 1803. 

The Presbytere - 751 Chartres St. (800) 568-6968  Admission $6  Museum to the right of the cathedral, the Presbytere has a permanent exhibit of Mardi Gras memorabilia, from Indian costumes to antique Mardi Gras jewels.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art - 925 Camp St. (504) 539-9600 Admission $10  The Ogden is the premier collection of Southern art in the United States.

The Backstreet Cultural Museum - 1116 Henriette Delille St. (504) 522-4806 Admission $8  Located in the heart of the Faubourg Treme, the Backstreet is dedicated to a selection of New Orleans cultural traditions, mostly of the African American community.  Examples are: the social aid and pleasure clubs, second-line parades, brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians, and jazz funerals.


St. Louis Cathedral - 615 Pere Antoine Alley (504) 525-9585  The oldest continuously active cathedral in the United States, it was the focal point of the original settlement, and remains the French Quarter's central landmark.  

St. Patrick's Church - 724 Camp St. Old St. Patrick's Church was completed in 1841 to minister to the Irish Catholic population.  The 9:30 Sunday Mass is in Latin.