New Orleans Travel Guide

New Orleans Sights

Historic New Orleans Collection

  • 533 Royal St. Map It
  • French Quarter

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

This private archive and exhibit complex, with thousands of historic photos, documents, portraits, and books, is one of the finest research centers in the South. It occupies the 19th-century townhouse of General Kemper Williams and the 1792 Merieult House. Changing exhibits focus on various 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, at 410 Chartres Street, hosts additional free exhibits.

Sight Information


533 Royal St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, USA

Map It




Sight Details:

  • Free, tours $5
  • 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.)

Published 07/24/2015


Book A Trip



  • CARS

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in New Orleans