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400 Esplanade Ave.,
New Orleans, LA 70116

Property Description

This Greek Revival structure dates to 1835 and served as a U.S. Mint and briefly as a Confederate mint during the Civil War. Permanent exhibits on the ground floor feature historic coin-making equipment and rare “N.O.” minted gold and silver coins. Other floors are devoted to Louisiana’s rich musical heritage, such as Louis Armstrong’s first cornet There’s live music nearly every day and evening at our new $4.5-million performance space. Most events are free.  Ask at the desk for schedule.

Built in 1835, the Old U.S. Mint has a long and colorful history.
Built in 1835, the Old U.S. Mint has a long and colorful history.
Amenities
Activities
  • Childrens Programs
Category
  • Civil War Site
  • Living History Performance
  • Memorial/Monument
Designations
  • National Register of Historic Places
Disabled Traveler Information
  • Handicapped Accessible
General Information
  • Open Year-Round
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages