Arsenal, Louisiana State Museum

Arsenal, Louisiana State Museum Photo


600 St. Peter Street
New Orleans LA 70116

Built in 1839, the Arsenal stands adjacent to the Cabildo on the site of the old Spanish Arsenal built in 1762. Designed by James Dakin, the building is an example of Greek Revival style. It housed the Orleans Artillery up until the Civil War when it was used by Confederate troops to store supplies. In 1914, the Arsenal was transferred to the Louisiana State Museum.


Type of Museum
  • Historical Museum
Areas (Louisiana Tour Guide)
  • Area