520 royal street

The Historic New Orleans Collection

A free museum in the heart of the French Quarter


Museum: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / Sunday 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Williams Research Center: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (appointments encouraged)

Admission is free

Some exhibitions and events carry a separate charge.

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About us

Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the stewardship of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.

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