Well, an easy answer to that question would be to visit the 1850 House located at 523 St. Ann St.
The 1850 House, a National Historical Landmark, is considered a time capsule in the French Quarter.
More such accommodations are located in the Upper Pontalba Buiding across the square. St. Louis Cathedral is to the north of the square.
After a 2-hour traipse around the area, wifey didn’t have enough energy for the House, so we put that off until this past weekend.
The history of the building can be found on the museum’s website which tells wouldbe visitors that the museum “re-created what one of the residences would have looked like during the Antebellum era when the Baroness Pontalba first opened her doors."
While visiting, we took a self-guided tour which included working our way up to the third floor and out onto a balcony and back down a second set of stairs.
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