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AN Historic HoUSE MUSEUM On Bayou St. John

Operated by Louisiana Landmarks Society, The Pitot House shares Louisiana history with the public through the preservation of this circa 1799 West-Indies style home and gardens, guided tours and educational programs. 

WHAT is the Pitot House?

One of the few colonial West Indies style houses left in Louisiana, The Pitot House is the only Creole colonial country house open to the public in New Orleans and is a National Trust for Historic Preservation Partner Place.

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Pitot House MUSEUM Hours

Open Wednesday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Last tour begins no later than 2:30 pm. 

  • Appointments not required

  • Reservations requested for groups of 10 or more

  • Closed major holidays 


  • $10 Regular Admission

  • $7 Students, Seniors (65+), National Trust Members

  • FREE for Louisiana Landmarks Society Members 



The house is conveniently located within walking distance of the Canal Streetcar, City Park, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Also nearby is the Lafitte Greenway, which connects cyclists from the French Quarter to the heart of Mid-City on the bayou.  



From Interstate 10, take the Orleans exit or the City Park Ave. exit. The Pitot House is one block from the intersection of Carrollton Ave. and Esplanade Ave. Parking is available on Moss Street.


Take the Canal streetcar labeled Carrollton Spur headed north (away from the river). Ride until you reach the terminus at Beauregard Circle (by City Park and NOMA). Cross Bayou St. John and turn right at Moss Street. The Pitot House is one block down on your left.


Take the bus headed north and disembark at Moss St. Cross Esplanade and continue down Moss St. for one block. The Pitot House is on your left.