Madame John's Legacy is a historic house museum at 632 Dumaine Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Completed in 1788, it is one of the oldest houses in the French Quarter, and was built in the older French colonial style, rather than the more current Spanish colonial style of that time. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970 for its architectural significance. The Louisiana State Museum owns the house and provides tours.
Madame John's Legacy stands north of Jackson Square, on the southwest side of Dumaine Street between Royal and Chartres Streets. The building's name derives from a story by New Orleans author George Washington Cable, and refers to a building that previously stood on the site. It is a French colonial raised cottage, its ground level a full-height basement built out of brick, and a wood frame main level above. The exterior is clad in wooden boards. Behind the main building is an open courtyard, with a brick slave quarters, kitchen, and garconnière at the rear of the property probably dating to the 1820s. The basement level of the house appears shorter than it was when built, in part because the street level has been raised in the intervening centuries.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
georgios papadimitriou | Mar 29, 2018
One of the last three remaining French architectural houses in New Orleans
Cicada Musselman | Feb 5, 2018
This is a great historical building to visit in New Orleans! It's a free museum!! Most of the museums in New Orleans are not free. While there are not a lot of exhibits in this Museum there is some information about the history of the house the architecture and uses for each of the rooms. While we were there there was also a really great exhibit on the Newcomb College Pottery school with lots of different examples of the different styles of pottery the school put out. I I think this museum is not to be missed. If you're walking around the French quarter then you absolutely should go here!
Bridgette Thibodeaux | Mar 24, 2018
Strangers Disease performance is amazing
Culzean Theesen | Dec 30, 2016
Free museum to look around. One of only three remaining buildings from the French period. The listed hours are only a guideline, if no one has come in for a few hours they close up. I don't blame them, to keep this place free of charge to enter, certain things like 'listed hours' will be different. If they are closed, please don't be upset. There aren't to many things to do in New Orleans for free.
Jane Ashburn | Sep 13, 2017
Very nice building, free to enter, not a long of interpretive information.
Anthony Lefley | Apr 20, 2018
Great place to go! Very interesting and incredible.
Kat Lee Middlebrooks | Apr 18, 2018
Self guided tour but very interesting
Jane Ashburn | Jul 10, 2018
Very nice building, free to enter, not a lot of interpretive information.
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