The 1850 house is a beautiful and stunning landmark that was built in 1851 and is located in Jackson Square, New Orleans LA. The 1850 house, part of the Louisiana state museum, offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of the upper class in antebellum New Orleans. The house is luxuriously decorated with arts and crafts of the early 19th century. The 1850 house is part of the Pontalba building, the lower Pontalba building was sold by the Pontalba family in 1921, and the building was bequeathed to the state museum in 1927. Self guided and docent led tours of the building are available. The museum/historic home is open to public tours Tuesday through Sunday.
Things to Do
- Take a self-guided tour of the historic house and peak into the lifestyle of the upper and middle class families of New Orleans that occupied the building more than 150 years ago.
- Tour and see beautiful and rare decorative art, furnishings, paintings, including John Slidell's China, and Old Paris Porcelain.
- You'll be transported back in time, see domestic goods and decorative arts of the early 19th century. Hear stories of the families that lived in the historic house.
- The gift shop stocks intricate and beautiful artifacts, you'll find handmade art, jewelry, pottery, crafts by local artists, books, mementos and souvenirs.
The 1850 House Insider Tips
- Children aged 12 & under are admitted for free.
- The building is not handicapped accessible.