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Fascinating insights into the history of Louisiana and its people await at this museum filled with unusual artifacts.

Located on popular Jackson Square, the Cabildo has had many uses over the years. It’s been the seat of government in New Orleans, a courthouse, a prison and a city hall. Considered one of the most important historical buildings in all of New Orleans, the Cabildo forms part of the Louisiana State Museum.

Today the Cabildo serves as a monument to the history of Louisiana and its people. Explore the three floors of exhibits, which display the state history from its earliest days through the Civil War. You'll see portraits, engravings, artifacts from the slave period and even the death mask of Napoleon Bonaparte.

The building was designed by French architect Gilberto Guillemard, who also designed the adjacent Presbytère and St. Louis Cathedral. The Cabildo, which is Spanish for city hall, was completed in 1799 during the era of Spanish occupation. It was severely damaged by fire in 1988 but was painstakingly rebuilt and reopened in 1994.

On the second floor, tour the Sala Capitular, the government meeting room where many of Louisiana's important judicial events have taken place. Pay a visit to the central stone courtyard where you'll still see the cannons and stocks from the early days of Louisiana, and artifacts dating from the peak of the plantation era. 

It would be easy to spend an entire day at the Cabildo if you read all the documents on display. A quicker stroll through the exhibits can also be made in two to three hours. The museum focuses on local history through the ages and it regularly holds special exhibitions that highlight a particular period of history.

The Cabildo is one of five properties of the Louisiana State Museum that are open to the public and all are within walking distance of each other. Buy a ticket to two or more of the museums to receive a discount price. The Cabildo is open Tuesday through Sunday


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Maison Dupuy Hotel

Maison Dupuy Hotel

1001 Toulouse St, New Orleans
    3.5 out of 5.0
    4.2 out of 5 (222 reviews)

    This French Quarter hotel is located on a quiet residential street just 2 blocks from Bourbon Street and within walking distance to Jackson Square, the French ...

    Maison Dupuy Hotel$104

    Royal Sonesta New Orleans

    Royal Sonesta New Orleans

    300 Bourbon St, New Orleans
      4.5 out of 5.0
      4.4 out of 5 (163 reviews)

      This French Quarter hotel is directly on lively Bourbon Street, just 6 blocks from Jackson Square and 2 blocks from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line.

      Royal Sonesta New Orleans$179

      Wyndham Garden Hotel Baronne Plaza

      Wyndham Garden Hotel Baronne Plaza

      201 Baronne St, New Orleans
        3.0 out of 5.0
        3.9 out of 5 (53 reviews)

        Built in 1931, this four-story New Orleans business-district hotel is 2 blocks from the French Quarter and just 0.5 mile from the coffee and beignets of the ...

        Wyndham Garden Hotel Baronne Plaza$73

        Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans

        Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans

        214 Royal Street, New Orleans
          4.0 out of 5.0
          4.5 out of 5 (255 reviews)

          This historic hotel opened in 1886 and is 1 block from Bourbon Street, 4 blocks from Jackson Square and Harrah's Casino, and within walking distance of the famous ...

          Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans$179

          Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

          Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

          621 Saint Louis St, New Orleans
            4.0 out of 5.0
            4.5 out of 5 (113 reviews)

            Omni Royal Orleans Hotel is in the center of the vibrant French Quarter, a 5-minute walk from the banks of the Mississippi. The bars of Bourbon Street, jazz ...

            Omni Royal Orleans Hotel$175

            Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans

            Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans

            739 Canal Street, New Orleans
              4.0 out of 5.0
              3.7 out of 5 (134 reviews)

              This elegant 14-story, New Orleans hotel is on the corner of lively Bourbon St and shopping-oriented Canal St adjacent to the French Quarter; Jackson Square ...

              Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans$125

              Bourbon Orleans Hotel

              Bourbon Orleans Hotel

              717 Orleans St., New Orleans
                3.5 out of 5.0
                4.3 out of 5 (155 reviews)

                Near the center of the vibrant French Quarter in New Orleans, this hotel is 1 block from Jackson Square, 4 blocks from historic Café Du Monde, and 4 blocks from ...

                Bourbon Orleans Hotel$199

                Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

                Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

                124 Royal St, New Orleans
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                  4.0 out of 5 (72 reviews)

                  This hotel is in New Orleans in the French Quarter, a block from Bourbon Street and half-block to the business district. The hotel is in close proximity to the ...

                  Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter$119

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