Pitot House

Visitor Information

1440 Moss St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

Phone: 504-482-0312
Website: http://www.louisianalandmarks.org
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Year round.

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: $5.00 admission (One-third off regular $7 admission) Discounts on all gift shop purchases.


The Pitot House on Bayou St. John in New Orleans was built in 1799. Named for James Pitot, New Orleans' first American mayor after the Louisiana Purchase, it is the only example of a Creole Colonial style country home open to the public in the city. The ground floor features brick floors, white plaster walls, and an exposed wood beam ceiling. The upstairs portion of the house has wide wood plank flooring, colorful Creole/ Caribbean influenced paint colors, and carved wood mantels. The second floor is furnished with Louisiana and American antiques that date from the early to mid-nineteenth century.