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Historic New Orleans Collection

Historic New Orleans Collection Review

This private archive and exhibit complex, with thousands of historic photos, documents, and books, is one of the finest research centers in the South. It occupies the 19th-century town house of General Kemper Williams and the 1792 Merieult House. Changing exhibits focus on aspects of local history. Architecture, history, and house tours are offered several times daily, and a museum shop sells books, prints, and gifts. The Williams Research Center addition, completed in 2007 and located at 410 Chartres Street, hosts additional free exhibits.

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  • Address: 533 Royal St., French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130 | Map It
  • Phone: 504/523–4662
  • Cost: Free, tours $5
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 9:30–4:30 (museum and research library), Sun. 10:30–4:30 (museum only). Tours daily at 10, 11, 2, and 3 (no 10 am tour Sun.)
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  • Location: French Quarter
Updated: 05-07-2013

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