Collection Hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays
The Royal Street Complex is also open on Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Generally, the holidays observed will be New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Mardi Gras days (Saturday, Monday, Sunday, and Tuesday), Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Royal Street Galleries- 533 Royal Street

Counting House- Enjoy a look at part of our permanent collection of paintings featuring portraits and landscapes by notable Louisiana artists. The setting is a 1794 warehouse incorporating elements from a 1757 structure remodeled in the 1830s into a beautiful Greek Revival banking building.

Williams Gallery- View our current exhibit featuring Louisiana themes. These changing displays are frequently accompanied by videos which provide deeper understanding of the topics. The location is the 1792 Merieult House, one of very few surviving buildings from the Spanish Colonial period in New Orleans. View the Exhibitions page for information on the exhibition currently on view.

Louisiana History Galleries, - Walk through three hundred years of Louisiana history which explains the influences making New Orleans not like any other city in the United States. It is an excellent introduction to the history of the city. This setting is in the elegant residence above the shops of the Merieult House.

Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art- 400 Chartres Street

Changing exhibitions with a Louisiana theme.

Chartres Street Galleries- 410 Chartres Street

The public areas of the Williams Research Center have changing exhibits featuring various aspects of Louisiana History. View the Exhibitions page for information on the exhibition currently on view.
    *Reading room entrance
    *Downstairs Gallery
    *Cruise Room Hall and Cruise Room

Docent guided tours, by admission

Williams Residence- an 1889 townhouse remodeled in the 1940s by the founders of the Historic New Orleans Collection, General L. Kemper Williams and his wife Leila Moore Williams

Architecture tour of the buildings of The Collection