Let’s GEAUX to ACTFL2018! Part 3

A mini-guide to #NOLA

In this post, I’m going to focus on some family-friendly and pocketbook friendly activities to do in New Orleans.

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The Historic New Orleans Collection

  • Located on Royal Street and Chartres Street.
  • Admission is FREE!
  • The staff is knowledgeable and eager to chat.
  • The courtyard a great place to relax, take some photos, maybe eat a quick snack.
  • Tours are $5 per person

1850 House Museum

Located in the Lower Pontalba Building, the 1850 House is a step back into time – to the days of Antebellum New Orleans, often believed to be the most prosperous era in the city’s history. Guests to the House are treated to what life and culture were like during the mid-19th Century – from room furnishings, china, and paintings – as well as the history of the Baroness Pontalba and her father, Don Andrés Almonester y Roxas, who financed the construction of The St. Louis Cathedral, The Cabildo, and The Presbytère.

  • Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 – 4:30.
  • Admission is $3 for Adults,
  • $2 for Students, Senior Citizens, and Active Military
  • Free for Children 12 and Under
  • 523 St. Ann St New Orleans, LA 70116 

The Presbytère at the New Orleans’ Louisiana State Museum

  • Located on Chartres Street
  • Admission for adults is $6.
  • Senior Citizens, Students, Military $5
  • Children under 6 are free.

Jazz Museum

  • Located at the intersection of the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street the Jazz Museum is housed in the historic Old U.S. Mint!
  • There are more than 365 concerts a year and more than 15 music festivals each year.
  • Artifacts include: photographs, sheet music, instruments, recordings and online Jazz audio.
  • The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm but closed on Mondays.
  • Admission for Adults – $6
  • Students, senior citizens, active military – $5
  • Children 6 and under – Free
  • AAA membership discount (with card) – 10 percent discount

The Old Ursuline Convent Museum

  • Located in the French Quarter on Charters Street, the museum once served as a convent, orphanage and school for girls.
  • Its the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley – built in 1745
  • The museum is open for self-guided tours Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with last admission at 3:15 pm
  • Saturday admission is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with last admission at 2:15 pm
  • Admission for adults $8
  • Senior Citizens $7
  • Military and Students $6

Ogden Museum of Art

Admissions (copied from their website)

  • Free to Louisiana Residents Thursdays, Courtesy of The Helis Foundation 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Museum Members: Free
  • Member price for additional ticket: $6.75
  • UNO – Students, Faculty & Staff (with current ID): Free
  • NARM (North American Reciprocal): Free
  • Employees of other Art Institutions (must show ID or business card): Free
  • Adults: $13.50
  • Seniors (65 and over): $11
  • Children (5-17): $6.75
  • Children (Under 5): Free
  • Students and Teachers (with ID): $11
  • Service Members (with ID): $11
  • Ogden After Hours: $13.50 (free with proof of purchase from Thursday admission)


For adults and teenagers (I can’t see my tween NOT complaining for 2 hours) there are some really amazing places around the city you don’t want to miss.

FREE GPS Walking Tours with Audio (Check out the French Quarter Walking Tour)

How it works

  • Put on your walkin’ shoes!
  • Download the App
  • Download desired tours
  • Walk, listen, learn, enjoy!

Free Tours by Foot 

How it works

  • Put on your walkin’ shoes!
  • Choose a tour.
  • Check the date, times, and location.
  • Some tours require a reservation
  • Most tours last 2 hours and you end up walking about a mile.
  • you pay a tip based on how much you think the tour is worth. 

Locations of Interest

The New Orleans Besthoff Sculpture Garden 

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Admission is FREE
  • Home to over 60 sculptures by renowned artists around the world
  • Occupies about 5 acres in City Park
  • Access the Mobile Guide

The Crescent City Farmers Market is not to be missed!

The perfect spot to shop for a picnic!

  • Open Tuesday-Saturday
  • Various locations according to day of the week
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted! (You get wooden currency in exchange).
  • Local Chefs give cooking demonstrations
  • You can sample some foods
  • Support of local Fisheries and Farmers
  • Check out their special program for Kids: The Marketeers Club

Historic Locations

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Visitor Center:

  • Located at 916 N. Peters Street
  • Admission is FREE
  • Open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Closed for Mardi Gras and all Federal Holidays
  • the Visitor’s Center is a great way to learn more about the history of Jazz, see daily musical performances, participate in Ranger-led demonstrations and talks, and even pick up several self-guided jazz tour routes.”


What’s happening in November? A FREE event!

Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival YouTube 2016


See you in November!

During your visit be sure to use the #OneTimeInNewOrleans hashtag! 


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