Covid-19 updates

THNOC has implemented enhanced safety guidelines to sustain a healthy environment for both visitors and staff during this time. These measures are outlined on the FAQs page.


Wi-Fi Access

For the best user experience with THNOC’s Mobile Visitor Guide while on-site, visitors are invited to join the free THNOC-Guest Wi-Fi network. Follow instructions on the screen to get connected. Once connected, click Visit Mobile Site to return to the Mobile Visitor Guide.


Campus Locations

Royal Street Campuses
At 520 Royal Street you’ll find current exhibitions, The Shop at The Collection, and Café Cour. 533 Royal Street is home to the Louisiana History Galleries and the Williams Residence house museum (both currently closed). The courtyards at both campuses feature interpretive displays.

Chartres Street Campus
The Chartres Street campus at 410 Chartres Street is home to the Williams Research Center. Here researchers can explore our extensive collections in the Reading Room (currently open by appointment only).


Hours of operation

The Royal Street campuses, including The Shop at The Collection and Café Cour
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

The Chartres Street campus, including the Williams Research Center 
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

The Historic New Orleans Collection is closed Mondays and the following holidays: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mardi Gras days (the Saturday–Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday), Easter, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.





Admission to THNOC is free. We are offering timed ticketing to allow for social distancing in our galleries. Timed entrances are available every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour. You may register for tickets online up to seven days in advance of your visit. You may also walk in to register for tickets, but you may need to wait until the next timed entrance if our galleries have reached their maximum capacity for that time period. Your safety is important to us, and we appreciate your patience.



Museum Shop

The Shop at The Collection, located at 520 Royal Street, features an eclectic mix of jewelry, stationary, home décor, pottery, handbags, scarves, books, and more. You’ll find many unique items designed or handcrafted by local artists, and several pieces made exclusively for The Shop.

Museum Shop


Café Cour

Café Cour is located in the courtyard at 520 Royal Street. The menu reflects the region’s multi-cultural culinary influences and offers gluten-free, vegetarian, pescatarian, and vegan options. Members enjoy a 10 percent discount at the café. Food and beverages from the café may be enjoyed in the courtyard, but they are not allowed in the buildings.

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