Jackson Square, 701 Chartres Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70116
The Cabildo of the Louisiana State Museum facing Jackson Square on the uptown side of the St. Louis Cathedral is the statehouse from which the Spanish governing body, the Very Illustrious Cabildo, ruled Louisiana. First called the Casa Capitular (capitol house), it was given the name of the Spanish congress after Americans took possession.
The structure, third on the site, dates from 1799. It was in this building that formal transfers of the province from Spain to France occurred on Nov. 30, 1803, and from France to the United States less than a month later.
The Cabildo currently houses exhibits portraying the history and culture of Louisiana from European settlement through Reconstruction.
Other History nearby:
(New Orleans) Cabildo of the Louisiana State Museum
(Destrehan) Destrehan Plantation
(New Orleans) Fort Pike State Historic Site
(New Orleans) French Quarter
(Gretna) German-American Cultural Center
(Houma) Harvest Cathedral Church
07/06 Coming to The New Orleans area
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans LA April25 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Ev ening Concert Series. The Lousiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport MS May10-11 Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more!
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.
Best of the Bayou Festival Houma LA September29-30 Taking place in Historic Downtown Houma, the festival features Cajun and French food, music, weddings, crafts, pirogue racing, antiques, and more.