Come visit the 1850 House, located in the Lower Pontalba Building. The home is furnished with mid-19th century domestic goods and decorative arts to depict middle- to upper-class family life during the most prosperous period in New Orleans’ history.
School tours are free for students and chaperones, and 1850 House requires one adult chaperone for every 10 students. To schedule a field trip, please complete and return the reservation form.
If you are unsure if your group qualifies for free admission, please contact the education department at 504-568-2123.
Lesson plans provided by the museum are designed to be interactive and fun for students while connecting them to Louisiana’s history, geography and culture. Each plan includes an activity tied to a particular museum exhibit, as well as pre- and post-visit classroom activities. Please contact the education department at 504-568-2123 to request a subject-specific lesson plan.