The 1850 House is a living history museum you can visit in which a historical home has been restored and faithfully refurbished to embody its 19th-century glory. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better place to see what middle-class life was like in New Orleans all those years ago.

Everyone in the family can enjoy a trip to this destination, but those interested in history will get the most enjoyment out of it. Most people spend about an hour or 2 here to see everything this faithfully recreated house has to offer.

1850 House - one of the highlights of 10 Best Museums in New Orleans (Read all about New Orleans here)

1850 House highlights

One of the most impressive aspects of the 1850 House is how accurately everything within it represents the era. All the furniture, decor, and items in the house are time-appropriate to the point where you really do feel like you're stepping back in time with a visit.

When you explore this museum, you'll find several options to explore one of the most prosperous eras in New Orleans history. You can book a professional tour led by a curator, or you can simply explore at your own pace taking it all in as you see fit, albeit with less context.

Good to know when visiting the 1850 House

Before you visit the 1850 House, there are a few factors to keep in mind. Admission is fairly affordable for all people, so this is a favored destination for travelers on a budget. Additionally, seniors, kids, and active military get in at a discount.

When you're visiting this museum, you'll find yourself close to a variety of other attractions as well. Just a short walk to the northwest you'll find the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. Meanwhile, the Mississippi River is directly to the east and the scenic Woldenberg Park is to the south.

photo by Miguel Discart (CC BY-SA 2.0) modified

1850 House

Location: 523 St Ann St #3318, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm (closed on Mondays)

Phone: +1 504-524-9118