The Historic New Orleans Collection is at 533 Royal St. The complex of French Quarter buildings houses a museum and research center with various galleries. The Louisiana History Galleries introduce visitors to city history, while exhibits in the Williams Galleries cover regional culture. The Williams Residence, an 1889 townhouse, reflects the elegant mid-20th-century lifestyle of collection founders Gen. and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams. The Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., features art displays and memorabilia. Self-guiding tours are available at the Louisiana History Galleries.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Williams Galleries, Williams Research Center and Louisiana History Galleries free. Guided tour $5.
Receive 2 adult admissions for the price of one or 50% off for single admission.
Hours: Complex open Tues.-Sat. 9:30-4:30, Sun. 10:30-4:30. Research Center Tues.-Sat. 9:30-4:30. Guided Williams Residence Tours and Architectural Tours are conducted Tues.-Sat. at 10, 11, 2 and 3, Sun. at 11, 2 and 3. Closed major holidays.