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Old Ursuline Convent, New Orleans

Old Ursuline Convent - New Orleans, Louisiana
Old Ursuline Convent
1100 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116Map
+1 504 529 3040
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Overview

The Sisters of Ursula established Catholic schools for African-American and Native American girls and set up the first orphanage in Louisiana. The convent is now home to Catholic archives dating back to 1718. It is the oldest building on record in New Orleans and the entire Mississippi Valley. It sits across from another historic site, the Beauregard-Keyes House, and is part of the Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial. It is open for self guided tours.

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Old Ursuline Convent General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
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