400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
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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