Come visit the Old U.S. Mint, the only mint in the United States to produce American and Confederate coins. The building was constructed on the site of Fort St. Charles in 1838 and operated as a mint until 1909. The first floor displays an exhibition detailing the building’s history as a mint. The second floor features rotating exhibitions based on Louisiana’s vibrant history. The third floor of the building is home to the Louisiana Historical Center, the Museum’s extensive archive of historic documents.
Admission to the Old U.S. Mint is free for students in field trip groups as well as for one chaperone per every five students. To schedule a field trip for your group, please complete and return our 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.