The Cabildo

Constructed in 1795-99 as the seat of the Spanish municipal government in New Orleans, the Cabildo, with it's impressive colonnade, fan windows and wrought-iron balconies - is now part of the Louisiana State Museum.   The Cabildo was the site for the transfer of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.  On the second floor, the museum has a death mask of Napolean on permanent exhibit.

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  • The Cabildo
  • 751 Chartres Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • (504) 568-6968
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