Madame John's Legacy

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  • Address: 632 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5045686968
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Built on the burnt grounds of a former house, Madame John's Legacy residential house was built in 1788 and is a fine example of classic 18th century Louisiana-Creole architecture and design. The name of the house was inspired from a character of George Washington Cable’s 1874 short story Tite Poulette.

The residential complex consists of three parts- the main house, the kitchen and the two-story dependency.

Take a walk round the whole complex to travel back in time and see a part of Louisiana that would be otherwise lost.

Entrance Ticket Details For Madame John's Legacy

  • Admission is Free.

Madame John's Legacy Hours

  • Closed on state holidays.

How to Reach Madame John's Legacy

  • By Bus: Decatur at Dumaine
  • By Tram: Dumaine Station
  • By renting a Car/ Bike.
  • By Taxi.

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  • Madame John's Legacy Address: 632 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
  • Madame John's Legacy Contact Number: +1-5045686968
  • Madame John's Legacy Timing: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Best time to visit Madame John's Legacy(preferred time): 10:30 am - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Madame John's Legacy: 00:30 Mins
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  • 0.3% of people who visit New Orleans include Madame John's Legacy in their plan

  • 75% of people start their Madame John's Legacy visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Madame John's Legacy

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Madame John's Legacy

People normally club together Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and The Shops At Jax Brewery while planning their visit to Madame John's Legacy.

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Madame John's Legacy Reviews & Ratings

  • This is a great historical building to visit in New Orleans! It's a free museum!! Most of the museums in New Orleans are not free. While there are not a lot of exhibits in this Museum there is some information about the history of the house the architecture and uses for each of the rooms. While we were there there was also a really great exhibit on the Newcomb College Pottery school with lots of different examples of the different styles of pottery the school put out. I I think this museum is not to be missed. If you're walking around the French quarter then you absolutely should go here!

  • It is closed now for renovation

  • Free museum to look around. One of only three remaining buildings from the French period. The listed hours are only a guideline, if no one has come in for a few hours they close up. I don't blame them, to keep this place free of charge to enter, certain things like 'listed hours' will be different. If they are closed, please don't be upset. There aren't to many things to do in New Orleans for free.

  • Great place to go! Very interesting and incredible.

  • Want to know what French New Orleans really looked like? This house is a 1788 reconstruction of a house that was originally built in 1726. It's often said that this is the second oldest building in the Mississippi valley, but that is not the case. If you accept the 1788 date, there are many older structures. If you accept the 1726 date, which is more appropriate, it's the oldest French colonial structure in the Mississippi valley. Either way, you're looking at how New Orleans appeared to its early settlers and visitors.

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