Monday, December 29, 2014

Consider Visiting the 1850 House



Our recent Frugal Family adventure found us in New Orleans admiring the spires of the St. Louis Cathedral while in route to the 1850 House.  Just inside the historic Jackson Square, the 1850 House represents the oldest example of apartment living in the United States.  The "row houses" were built to serve as sumptuous residences on the two upper floors with retail spaces on the ground level. The house is furnished with period pieces that depict 19th century living.   One can discover stories of those who lived here and of the Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba, who was responsible for building the upper and lower Pontalba buildings which flank the square.  Our Frugal Family Travelers enjoyed this adventure and the stop to Cafe du Monde for beignets.  The best part about this adventure is it didn't break the bank!!

When planning your trip here consider the links listed in the "tips" section below which suggest other offerings nearby.  

Cost:  Admission:  Adults - $3; Seniors -  $2; Children 12 and under -  FREE,  (No Reservations Necessary)

Hours of Operation:  Tuesday - Sunday 10:00-4:30 p.m.
  
Tips:   Consider pairing this with some of the other nearby NOLA adventures on our blog to create  more adventures for your Frugal Family Travelers:

1.  Historic New Orleans Collection and other area museums.
2.  Pack a lunch and visit Crescent Park after your visit to the 1850 House. 


Directions: (click address to see Google Map)



View from the courtyard 

Having fun in the gift shop!

Enjoying beignets and coffee after our visit. 


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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2016 Lune Fete Free Light/Sound Installation



Gallier Hall, with its stately columns, never looked more amazing as it did during the holiday season back in 2014. French artist team, La Maison Production designed a video and sound installation to delight viewers! The installation, entitled "Luna Fete" (which stands for "light up NOLA Arts") projected across the entire facade of the historic building.

LUNA FĂȘte 2016 will begin on Wednesday, December 7th running 6 – 9 PM nightly in Lafayette Square through Saturday, December 10th and feature a roster of international, national, and local artists. Our Frugal Family Travelers loved the event last year and are looking forward to the new installation.   Check out their web-site for more details: 
http://www.artsneworleans.org/event/luna-fete/

Frugal Family Travelers gives this location four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:   Free 

Date and Times:
6:00-9:00 p.m. nighthy,  December 7 through December 10.

Directions
Lafayette Square/Gallier Hall
545 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center to Host Free Christmas Event




The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, MS will host "Kids Street Christmas", Wednesday, December 3rd from 5-7.   This FREE event will take place on Kids Street, which is a miniature subdivision built especial for kids and located right on the grounds of the discovery center. At this event kids will enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, face painting, special performances and a visit from Santa himself.   Lynn Meadows is an incredible place for kids of all ages! Our Frugal Family Travelers love this discovery center and yours will too, especially with all of the great activities slated for this event!   A special thanks is extended to my friend, DL for sharing this information with me today!

Cost:   Free 

Tip:  Consider purchasing a membership.  It is reciprocal and allows visitors access to the Associate of Children's Museums Network.

Day and Time:  Wednesday, December 3rd - 5-7
  
Directions:

246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport, MS (Click for directions in Google Maps)


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