Explore New Orleans
Photo courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection
Photo courtesy of Beth D'Addono
A must for lovers of the city and for history buffs, the Historic New Orleans Collection connects the dots in more than three centuries of New Orleans lore. Don't miss a stop at The Shop at the... Read More
A must for lovers of the city and for history buffs, the Historic New Orleans Collection connects the dots in more than three centuries of New Orleans lore. Don't miss a stop at The Shop at the Collection, the perfect spot to get unique, local gift items, exclusive reproductions of maps, prints, gorgeous books published by THNOC, and one-of-a-kind pieces by local artists. A great spot if you're looking for authentic Louisiana and New Orleans gifts. After shopping, check out the collection - a museum, research center and publisher, the collection was founded in 1966 to preserve the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Located in a historic complex of French Quarter buildings, the Historic New Orleans Collection also includes an impressive staffed research center – for doing some checking up on famous residents like voodoo queen Marie Laveau, should you get the urge. The research archives are especially focused on documents relating to the Battle of New Orleans and the War of 1812 in the South, including rare books, maps and plans that collectively tell the story of one of the greatest military upsets of all time. You can also tour the historic Williams home, which is full of gorgeous Louisiana antiques and a collection of Chinese porcelains.
- Tue-Sat: 9:30am-4:30pm
- Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm