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Built in 1835 during the presidency of Andrew Jackson and following the Greek Revival design of famous architect William Strickland, the Old U.S. Mint is currently part of the Louisiana Museum Complex and houses stunning permanent exhibits dedicated to jazz, crafts, or life on the Mississippi.
The only building in America to have served both as a U.S. and Confederate Mint, the Old U.S. Mint is well known for its “New Orleans Jazz” exhibit featuring instruments, sheet music and memorabilia depicting the history of jazz from its humble beginnings on the streets of New Orleans.
Other must see exhibitions are the Newcomb Pottery and Crafts and the Mississippi and the Making of a Nation. The Historical Center with its archive of maps and document is also well worth a visit.
The Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
Open Hours: Tuesday through Sunday. 10 am - 4:30 pm; Historical Center - Monday and Tuesday 9:30-12 and 1-4:30, by appointment Monday through Friday.
Price: Cost money