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Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Operational from 1838 to 1909, the Old U.S. Mint (at its peak) produced $5 million in coins monthly. For a short time during the Civil War, it was the only mint of the Confederate states. It was also the site of a celebrated incident in the war: the hanging of William Mumford, so-called "Martyr of the Confederacy," on June 7 1862. Now part of the Louisiana State Museum, the building has been restored and houses changing exhibits and special events with an emphasis on New Orleans' rich musical heritage.


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Take I-10 to Elysian Fields; go south toward the river; turn right to Esplanade Avenue

Visitor Services

Tours, handicapped access

Regular Events

"Music at the Mint"

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Admission Fee

Adults $6.00, students/seniors/military $5.00, children 12 and under free


Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 A.M.-4:30P.M.



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