The Presbytere

This national historic landmark in the French Quarter was the original site of the residence of the Capuchin monks. Originally called the Casa Curial, or Ecclesiastical House, the Presbytere was designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, or Town Hall, on the other side of the St. Louis Cathedral. During its lifetime of more than 220 years, this building has been used for commercial purposes, served as a courthouse, and today it stands as part of the Louisiana State Museum.

Don’t miss these exhibits currently running:
:: KATRINA & beyond
:: Mardi Gras: It’s Carnival Time In Louisiana

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday
Address: 751 Chartres Street at Jackson Square
Phone: 504.568.6968