Free entry to 1850 House with the New Orleans Power Pass

1850 House

  • 1850 House New Orleans
  • 1850 House New Orleans
  • 1850 House New Orleans
  • 1850 House New Orleans

New Orleans Power Pass Benefits:

Free entry to 1850 House with the New Orleans Power Pass
Normal Ticket Price: Adult: $3.00; Child: $2.00

Visit the oldest apartment houses in the United States at the 1850 House and State Museum. Overlooking the picturesque Jackson Square, in the Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings, it was built in 1850 by the Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba, daughter of the Spanish colonial landowner, Don Andres Almonester y Roxas, and is now considered one of New Orleans’ most significant historic buildings.

Admire the Parisian characteristics, the Baroness’ favourite style of architecture, which make this elegant former residence so special. 1850 House has now been restored it to its former glory, complete with art and décor from the Antebellum era in which the Barnoness lived.

Things to see: 

- Antebellum décor of the 1850s

- Parisian style architecture

- Period furniture

Fun Facts:

• If you look close there is an "A and P" monogram that decorate the cast-iron railings, these stand for the Almonaster and Pontalba families

• It cost Baroness Pontalba over $300,000 to build both rows of Pontakba buildings either side of Jackson Square

• The Baroness’ father in law tried to kill her at point-blank range while living in France, however he failed and only left her mutilated

see the: full list of attractions included

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00 - 16.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 16.30
Thursday 10.00 - 16.30
Friday 10.00 - 16.30
Saturday 10.00 - 16.30
Sunday 10.00 - 16.30

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Address:

523 St. Ann St., Lower Pontalba Bldg., Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116

Telephone:

(504) 524-9118