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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