1850 House (The Lower Pontalba Building)

523 St. Ann St.
New Orleans, LA 70116- Map It
(504) 524-9118

AAA Editor Notes

1850 House (The Lower Pontalba Building) is at 523 St. Ann St. From parlor to kitchen to servants' quarters in this three-story townhouse apartment (a Louisiana State Museum site), each room is furnished in a middle-class style with period pieces made in New Orleans. Visitors can tour the house on their own, or take The Friends of the Cabildo 2-hour guided tour of the French Quarter, which departs from the 1850 House. Guided tours are available.
Self-guiding tour $3; $2 (ages 65+ and students and active military with ID); free (ages 0-12). French Quarter walking tour $20; $15 (ages 65+ and students and active military with ID); free (ages 0-12 when accompanied by a family member).
Hours: House open Tues.-Sun. 10-4:30; closed state holidays. French Quarter walking tours depart daily at 1:30 (also Tues.-Sun. at 10:30).