Old Ursuline Convent

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Old Ursuline Convent information

New Orleans , USA
1112 Chartres St
adult/child $5/3
Opening hours
tours 10am-4pm Mon-Sat
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In 1727, 12 Ursuline nuns arrived in New Orleans to care for the French garrison's 'miserable little hospital' and to educate the young girls of the colony. Between 1745 and 1752 the French colonial army built what is now the oldest structure in the Mississippi River Valley and the only remaining French building in the Quarter. The self-guided tour takes in various rotating exhibits and the beautiful St Mary's chapel.