1850 House, Louisiana State Museum
New Orleans, LA 70116
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.