Cabildo, Louisiana State Museum

The Cabildo on Jackson Square is one of America's most historic buildings. Photo
The Cabildo on Jackson Square is one of America's most historic buildings. Photo
Napoleon's death mask Photo 2
Napoleon's death mask Photo 2
Cabildo Photo 3
Cabildo Photo 3

Location

701 Chartres St., On Jackson Square
New Orleans LA 70116

The Cabildo on Jackson Square is perhaps Louisiana's most historic site. Here in 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was signed transferring that huge territory from France to the United States. Earlier, the building served as the seat of Spanish rule in Louisiana. Today, the Cabildo is a flagship property of the Louisiana State Museum presenting permanent and changing exhibits. Now on view: From "Dirty Shirts" to Buccanners: The Battle of New Orleans in American Culture.  

Amenities

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