4.0
26 votes

The Cabildo

701 Place John Paul Deaux, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA

$
$$$$
Budget
Closed Now
Opens Thu 10a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“Site of the Louisiana Purchase”

Located next to St. Louis Cathedral and facing Jackson Square, the Cabildo was built under Spanish rule in 1795-1799 and named after the municipal governing body that was located there. Before the transfer of the building to the state museum in 1908, the Cabildo served as a city hall, a courthouse and a prison. The site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer and the flagship building of the Louisiana State Museum historical museum complex. The name of the governing body who met there was the "Illustrious Cabildo" or city council. Over the years, the building also served as the home of the Louisiana Supreme Court; it was here that decisions in the nationally significant Slaughterhouse and Plessy vs. Ferguson cases were handed down. It was established as the home of the Louisiana State Museum in 1911. In 1988 the Cabildo was severely damaged by fire. Over the next five years, the landmark was authentically restored using 600-year-old French timber framing technology. It reopened to the public in 1994 with a comprehensive exhibit focusing on Louisiana's early history.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Reviewed by
Sfreiling

  • 44 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
March 05, 2017
Rated 3.0

Inexpensive to visit and if you would like to get a history of the state this is a place to visit. The exhibits were ok, lots of reading.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
Anna Hider

  • Blogger
  • 1,282 Reviews
  • 425 Helpful
May 05, 2015
Rated 4.0

Dudes, this is where the Louisiana Purchase was signed and where Plessy v. Ferguson was heard. That's some pretty important stuff. The exhibits are fine, nothing to scream about. Gorgeous architecture, too.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the The Cabildo.

The Cabildo

701 Place John Paul Deaux
New Orleans, Louisiana
70130 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun, Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Yes Parking

Own this business?

Claim your business to keep your
listing's information up to date.

Claim

Nearby Hotels

New Orleans, Louisiana
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

31896