The Cabildo in New Orleans, LA
701 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130
The following tours visit Cabildo:
The Cabildo is one of the most historically intriguing infrastructures in the whole continent. Constructed between 1795 and 1799 to replace ruins that succumbed to destruction in the 1794 fire, the Cabildo served as the seat of government in New Orleans during the Spanish colonial period. Throughout the building are more than 1,000 artifacts and original artworks, including “The Battle of New Orleans,” Eugene Louis Lami’s huge 1839 painting that displays intricate details of the final and most decisive battle of the War of 1812. There are also portraits of famous Louisiana figures, exquisite engravings of nature artist John James Audubon, and many interactive displays, all of which tell the story of Louisiana and its place in American history. Located on Jackson Square in the historic French Quarter, next to the St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo will continue to showcase the richly diverse and colorful history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Make a respite out of your time away and find similar things to do!