Madame John’s Legacy

Field Trips

Come visit Madame John’s Legacy, a historic home. Constructed in 1789, Madam John’s reflects Louisiana Creole design popular during the French colonial period. Currently on display is the exhibition titled The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans. The exhibit contains original pottery and porcelain artwork influenced by flora and fauna found in the South.

School tours are free for students and chaperones, and Madame John’s Legacy requires one adult chaperone for every 10 students. To schedule a field trip for your group, 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.

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts through Madame John’s Legacy are a great way to engage your students and make exploring the museum even more fun. They are tailored to specific age groups, so there is guaranteed to be something to inspire your class during your visit.

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans provided by the museum are designed to be interactive and fun for students while connecting them to the history, geography and culture of Louisiana. 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.