The Old Ursuline Convent Museum


The museum is opened for self-guided tours
Monday through Friday 10am-4pm,  the last admission is at 3:15pm

Saturday 9am-3pm, the last admission is at 2:15pm.

$8.00 General Admission -  $7.00 Seniors - $6.00 Students/Military

The Old Ursuline Convent Museum

1100 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

The Old Ursuline Convent is the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley. Constructed by French Colonial Engineers under the auspices of the crown, the convent was designed in 1745 and completed in 1752-1753. Over the centuries, this building has been a convent for the Ursuline nuns, a school, an archbishop's residence, the archdiocesan central office, a meeting place for the Louisiana Legislature. Later, it served as a residence for priests serving mainly the Italian community and then housed the Archdiocesan Archives. Today, together with the St. Louis Cathedral and St. Mary's Church, it forms the Catholic Cultural Heritage Center of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. View the Timeline of the Convent