1850 House, Louisiana State Museum

The Baroness Pontalba.
The Baroness Pontalba.
Period china and silver adorn the dining table at the 1850 House in the Pontalba Apartments.
Period china and silver adorn the dining table at the 1850 House in the Pontalba Apartments.
The Pontalba Apartments
The Pontalba Apartments

Location

523 St. Ann St., on Jackson Square
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. 

 

Amenities

Designations
  • National Register of Historic Places
Discounts
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Student Discount
General Information
  • Cash Only
  • Family Friendly
  • Open Year-Round
Type of Museum
  • Historical Museum

Contact

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