The Cabildo

701 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70116- Map It
Phone: (504) 568-6968

AAA Editor Notes

The Cabildo is at 701 Chartres St., facing Jackson Square. The Spanish governor and the governing body&#8212;the &#8220;Illustrious Cabildo&#8221;&#8212;ruled from this Gilberto Guillemard-designed statehouse built between 1795 and 1799. The Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremonies were conducted here in 1803 after France ceded its vast territories in North America to the U.S.</br>Exhibits at the Cabildo, now a Louisiana State Museum site, portray the history and culture of Louisiana from pre-Colonial days to the early 20th century. The Arsenal (not open to the public), an example of Greek Revival-style architecture built in 1839, is adjacent.</br></br>
$6; $5 (ages 65+ and students and active military with ID); free (ages 0-12).
Station: Carondelet St-Canal St
Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10-4:30. Closed state holidays. Closed major holidays. Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.