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The Pontalba Apartments, 523 St. Ann St. on Jackson Square,
New Orleans, LA 70116

Property Description

Imagine living in one of America’s first apartment buildings during its heyday. Built in 1851 by the Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba, the elegant townhouses flanking Jackson Square are still in use as private apartments. The 1850 House Museum is the only Pontalba apartment open to the public. Furnished  to the tastes of a prosperous antebellum family, the museum is a showcase for furniture and decorative arts including porcelain, silver and furniture.  Museum shop and walking tours. 


The Baroness Pontalba.
The Baroness Pontalba.
  • Civil War Site
  • Living History Performance
  • Walking Tours
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Military Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Student Discount
General Information
  • Open Year-Round
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
  • Reservations Suggested
Payment Options
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Travelers Checks
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages