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1850 House


Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Admission: Adults – $3; Students, senior citizens, active military – $2; Children 12 and under – Free



1850 House

523 St. Ann Street


Few places offer the chance to experience the lifestyle of our ancestors of more than 150 years ago. The 1850 House is one of these rare places, offering a glimpse of upper-middle-class life in antebellum New Orleans, the most prosperous period in the city’s history. The house doesn’t represent any single family’s house, rather, it reflects mid-19th century prosperity, taste and daily life in New Orleans. The house is furnished with art and décor that speak to that era as well, including a set of John Slidell’s china, Old Paris porcelain, New Orleans silver and dozens of notable paintings and furnishings that, taken as a whole, transport you back in time.


The Friends of the Cabildo operates the 1850 House & Museum Store. In addition to membership and fundraising endeavors, the Friends of the Cabildo is able to provide financial support to the Louisiana State Museum through the sales of our daily French Quarter Walking Tours and merchandise at the 1850 House Museum Store. At our store, you can find handmade art, jewelry, pottery and crafts by local artists, books on everything from history to food to voodoo, exhibit-related merchandise from our museum properties and much more! Drop by for a walking tour (which also includes free admission to the 1850 House Museum), the two-hour tours are everyday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.