The Cabildo and its collection

The Cabildo

The Cabildo, once the seat of the Spanish colonial city hall in New Orleans, Louisiana, now serves as the Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. This historic building has transitioned from a place of governance to a space dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich history of Louisiana.

Location of The Cabildo

The Cabildo is conveniently located along Jackson Square, right next to the St. Louis Cathedral. Its central location makes it easily accessible for tourists and provides a great starting point for exploring the historic heart of New Orleans.

Historical Events at The Cabildo

The Cabildo holds a significant place in American history as the site of the Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremonies in 1803. It continued to serve as the meeting place for the New Orleans city council until the mid-1850s, further cementing its role in the city's history.

Exhibits at The Cabildo

The Louisiana State Museum Cabildo offers exhibits that delve into the history of Louisiana from its early settlement through the Reconstruction Era. It also provides insights into the heritage of the various ethnic groups that have contributed to the state's diverse culture.

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The Cabildo
Chartres Street 701
LA 70130 New Orleans

Visitor information The Cabildo

Opening hours

Monday Closed
9:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 16:00


0 – 6Free
Active Military$8.00
School Groups (With Reservation)Free

Purchase tickets for two or more museums - 20% discount
AAA membership discount - 10% discount


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Location & Map

Chartres Street 701, New Orleans

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