The Cabildo (Jackson Square) in New Orleans is steeped in history, more than almost any other American city (well, see you in Boston, Philadelphia and St. Augustine). If you want an introduction to that history, in fact, to the history of Louisiana itself, be sure to visit the Cabildo. Formerly the seat of local government and the judiciary, the building is now managed by the Louisiana State Museum.
Each floor offers a vision of the past through exhibitions on the different ethnic groups that have inhabited the state, the local history of colonization and French-speaking identity, and the legacy of slavery and civil rights. When people think of New Orleans, French Quarter most likely comes to mind. As the historic center and tourist hotspot of New Orleans, the French Quarter is world famous for its lively party scene, gourmet food and impressive architecture.