It’s no secret that New Orleans is steeped in history. The French Quarter is full of historic buildings with jaw-dropping architecture and fascinating histories. While we are lucky to have some incredible structures still standing, like the famous Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, built in 1722, or the Old Ursuline Convent (1745), or St. Louis Cathedral (original was built in 1718 but the church seen today was built in 1789). There’s one place that’s the oldest in the city and you should certainly check it out. Let’s take a closer look.

Want to learn more about New Orleans history? Check out our previous articles about the French Market or Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar.

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