Free entry to The Degas House with The New Orleans Pass

Edgar Degas House

  • Edgar Degas House
  • Edgar Degas House
  • Edgar Degas House
  • Edgar Degas House

Free entry to The Degas House
Normal Price: Adult: $29.00

The Edgar Degas House was the home and workplace of Edgar Degas during his five‐month sojourn from France. This was notably the only US journey made by any French painter of the Impressionist period.  

Following his service in the Franco-Prussian War, in 1872, Degas began an extended stay in New Orleans where his brother René and a number of other relatives lived. Staying at the home of his Creole uncle, Michel Musson, Degas produced a number of works, many depicting family members. One of Degas's New Orleans works, A Cotton Office in New Orleans, garnered favorable attention back in France, and was his only work purchased by a museum (the Pau) during his lifetime.

Upon arrival at the Degas House, you’ll be greeted by a congenial host – perhaps even one of Degas’ great‐grandnieces who manage the historic site! The tour begins with a short viewing of the documentary A Creole Sojourn, an award‐winning film that details Degas’ stay in New Orleans, a critical turning point in his life and work. As you progress on the tour, you will learn about Degas’ Creole relations and the 18 paintings that he created in the house. 

Total tour time: 2 hours 15 minutes

What's Included: 

  • Tour of the Degas House in New Orleans
  • Free parking

Fun Facts:

  • Degas mother was a Creole from New Orleans, and Degas House was the home of his mother's brother.  It was here that Degas stayed in 1872 following his service in the Franco-Prussian War.  
  • The Degas House is listed in both the French National Order of Arts and Letters and the United States National Register of Historic Places.
  • Degas's work A Cotton Office in New Orleans was painted in New Orleans and was his only work purchased by a museum during his lifetime.

 

Please Note: Reservations are required by calling (504) 821-5009. New Orleans Pass card number must be provided to make reservation.

Monday Tour Times: 10:30 am and 1:45 pm
Tuesday Tour Times: 10:30 am and 1:45 pm
Wednesday Tour Times: 10:30 am and 1:45 pm
Thursday Tour Times: 10:30 am and 1:45 pm
Friday Tour Times: 10:30 am and 1:45 pm
Saturday Tour Times: 10:30 am and 1:45 pm
Sunday Tour Times: 10:30 am and 1:45 pm

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Address:

2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Telephone:

(504) 821-5009

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