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Name Category Location
 
1850 House
This well-preserved town house and courtyard provide rare public...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Academy of the Sacred Heart
Unusual aspects of this Colonial Revival building, a Catholic...
Architectural Sites Uptown
 
AIA New Orleans Center for Design
In 2010, the American Institute of Architects opened the doors...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Alcee Fortier Park
Situated at Esplanade Avenue and Mystery Street, this tiny sliver...
Parks Mid-City
 
Alternative Art Spaces
Bywater is home to dozens of alternative art spaces, many of...
Arts / Performance Venues Bywater
 
American-Italian Renaissance Cultural Center
Italian–New Orleans customs are explained and artifacts exhibited...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Anthemion
The emergence of Colonial Revival architecture in the late 19th...
Houses / Mansions Uptown
 
Aquarium of the Americas
Power failures during Katrina resulted in the major loss of the...
Zoos / Aquariums French Quarter
 
Arthur Roger Gallery
Since its inception 35 years ago, this Julia Street gallery has...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Audubon Insectarium
Shrink down to ant size and experience "Life Underground," explore...
Government Buildings French Quarter
 
Audubon Park
Formerly the plantation of Etienne de Boré, the father of the...
Parks Uptown
 
Backstreet Cultural Museum
Since 1999, when the Backstreet Cultural Museum opened its doors...
Museums / Galleries Tremé
 
Bayou St. John
A bayou is a natural inlet, usually a slow moving, narrow waterway...
Bodies of Water Mid-City
 
Beauregard-Keyes House
The Confederate general and Louisiana native P.G.T. Beauregard...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Benachi-Torre House
This historic Greek Revival mansion was built in 1859 for the...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World at Kern Studios
If you're not here for the real thing, Mardi Gras World is a...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Bourbon Street
Ignore your better judgment and take a stroll down Bourbon Street...
Neighborhoods / Streets French Quarter
 
Brevard House
Though Anne Rice moved out of her elegant Garden District home...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Briggs-Staub House
The only Gothic Revival house in the district was built in 1849...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Brown House
Completed in 1904 for cotton magnate William Perry Brown, the...
Houses / Mansions Uptown
 
Buckner Mansion
This 1856 home was built by cotton factor Henry S. Buckner in...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
The Cabildo
Dating from 1799, this Spanish colonial–style building is named...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Cabrini High School and Mother Cabrini Shrine
Mother Frances Cabrini, the first American-citizen saint (she...
Educational Institutions Mid-City
 
Canal Place
At the foot of Canal Street, find upscale shopping to please...
Stores / Malls French Quarter
 
Canal Street
At 170 feet wide, Canal Street is the widest street (as opposed...
Neighborhoods / Streets French Quarter
 
Castles House
Local architect Thomas Sully designed this 1895 Colonial Revival...
Houses / Mansions Uptown
 
Christ Church Cathedral
This English Gothic church completed in 1887 has steeply pitched...
Religious Sites Garden District
 
Christopher Porché-West Galerie
Legendary independent photographer Christopher Porché-West operates...
Museums / Galleries Bywater
 
City Park
This 150-year-old, 1,300-acre expanse of moss-draped oaks and...
Parks Mid-City
 
Coliseum Square Park
Established in the mid-19th century, this lush green park is...
Parks Garden District
 
Colonel Short's Villa
Occupied for a brief time by the Union governor Michael Hahn...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Columns Hotel
Built in 1883 as a private home, the Columns has been the scene...
Hotels Uptown
 
Contemporary Arts Center
Take in cutting-edge exhibits, featuring both local artists and...
Arts / Performance Venues Warehouse District
 
Crescent City Farmers Market
This year-round market offers an array of locally grown produce...
Markets / Bazaars Warehouse District
 
Derby Pottery
Fragments of wrought ironwork and other architectural details...
Museums / Galleries Garden District
 
Dr. Bob
This small compound of artists' and furniture-makers' studios...
Museums / Galleries Bywater
 
Edgar Degas House
Impressionist Edgar Degas, whose Creole mother and grandmother...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
Eiffel Tower Building
Thirty years ago, engineers in Paris discovered hairline fractures...
Architectural Sites Garden District
 
Elms Mansion
Built in 1869, this home saw the Confederate president Jefferson...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots
The third-oldest racetrack in the country sits just off Esplanade...
Sports Venues Mid-City
 
Faulkner House
The young novelist William Faulkner lived and wrote his first...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
French Market
The sounds, colors, and smells here are alluring: street performers...
Markets / Bazaars French Quarter
 
Frenchmen Street
The street's three-block stretch closest to the French Quarter...
Neighborhoods / Streets Faubourg Marigny
 
Gallier Hall
This Greek Revival building, modeled on the Erectheum of Athens...
Government Buildings CBD
 
Gallier House
Irish-born architect James Gallier had a hand in Jackson Square's...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Gauche House
The cherub design of the effusive ironwork on one of the most...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum
During a 31-year period (1937–68), Germaine Cazenave Wells, daughter...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Goodrich-Stanley House
This restored Creole cottage is an excellent example of the modest...
Architectural Sites Garden District
 
Harrah's New Orleans
The only land-based casino in the New Orleans area, Harrah's...
Casinos CBD
 
Hermann-Grima House
One of the largest and best-preserved examples of American architecture...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Historic New Orleans Collection
This private archive and exhibit complex, with thousands of historic...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
House of Broel's Victorian Mansion and Dollhouse Museum
This restored antebellum home was built in two periods and is...
Museums / Galleries Garden District
 
J&M Music Shop
A plaque on this 1835 building marks it as the former site of...
Historic Districts / Sites Tremé
 
Jackson Brewery
A brewery from the days when New Orleans was the beer capital...
Stores / Malls French Quarter
 
Jackson Square
Surrounded by historic buildings and plenty of the city's atmospheric...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Jean Lafitte National Park Visitor Center
Visitors who want to explore the areas around New Orleans should...
Information Centers French Quarter
 
John Minor Wisdom United States Court of Appeals Building
New York architect James Gamble Rogers was commissioned to design...
Government Buildings CBD
 
Julia Street
Contemporary-art dealers have adopted this strip in the Warehouse...
Neighborhoods / Streets Warehouse District
 
LaBranche Houses
This complex of lovely town houses, built in the 1830s by sugar...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Built in 1833, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 remains a testament to...
Cemeteries Garden District
 
Lafayette Square
Planned in 1788 as a public place for Faubourg St. Marie, the...
Squares CBD
 
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
The striking anvil no longer sounds in this ancient building...
Historic Districts / Sites French Quarter
 
LaLaurie Mansion
Locals, or at least local tour guides, agree that this is the...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Latrobe House
Architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who designed the U.S. Capitol...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Lee Circle
At the northern edge of the Warehouse District, an 1884 bronze...
Neighborhoods / Streets Warehouse District
 
Longue Vue House and Gardens
While technically in the Lakewood neighborhood, this beautiful...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
Lonsdale House
As a 16-year-old immigrant working in the New Orleans shipyards...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Louis Armstrong Park
There's a certain sad irony to this park. On the one hand, it's...
Parks Tremé
 
Louisiana Children's Museum
An invaluable resource for anyone traveling with kids, this top-notch...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Louisiana Supreme Court Building
The imposing Victorian building that takes up the whole block...
Government Buildings French Quarter
 
Louisiana's Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall
Established in 1891, this ponderous stone building at Lee Circle...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Loyola University
Chartered by the Jesuits in 1912, Loyola University is a landmark...
Educational Institutions Uptown
 
Luling Mansion
Also called the "Jockey's Mansion," this massive, three-story...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
Madame John's Legacy
Now a state museum, this is the only example in the French Quarter...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Home to the NFL's New Orleans Saints, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome...
Sports Venues CBD
 
Mercury Injection Studio Arts
Glassworks, mirrors, sculptures, and paintings fill this tiny...
Museums / Galleries Bywater
 
Michalopoulos Galleries
One of New Orleans's most beloved artists, James Michalopoulos...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Miltenberger Houses
The widow Amelie Miltenberger built this row of three brick town...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Milton H. Latter Memorial Library
A former private home now serves as the most elegant public library...
Libraries Uptown
 
Mississippi River
When facing the river, you see to the right the Crescent City...
Bodies of Water French Quarter
 
Musée Conti Wax Museum
The history of New Orleans and Louisiana unfolds in colorful...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Musson House
This Italianate house was built by impressionist Edgar Degas's...
Museums / Galleries Garden District
 
National World War II Museum
This vast and still expanding museum is a moving and well-executed...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
New Orleans ArtWorks at New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio
See daily free demonstrations of all stages of glassmaking and...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
Many of New Orleans's most talented musicians, artists, actors...
Educational Institutions Faubourg Marigny
 
New Orleans Healing Center
This new community center and mall for the alternative class...
Local Interest–Sight Faubourg Marigny
 
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
This homegrown musuem will turn skeptics into believers. Voodoo...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
Gracing the main entrance to City Park since 1911, this traditional...
Museums / Galleries Mid-City
 
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
To tour this musty shop is to step back into 19th-century medicine:...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Art by Southerners, art made in the South, art about the South...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Old U.S. Mint
Minting began in 1838 in this ambitious Ionic structure, a project...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Old Ursuline Convent
The Ursulines were the first of many orders of religious women...
Religious Sites French Quarter
 
Orleans Club
This sumptuous mansion was built in 1868 as a wedding gift from...
Houses / Mansions Uptown
 
Our Lady of Guadalupe, International Shrine of St. Jude
Constructed in 1826 to house funerals for victims of the city's...
Religious Sites Tremé
 
Payne House
Confederate president Jefferson Davis died here on December 6...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Pitot House
One of the few surviving houses that lined the bayou in the late...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
Pontalba Buildings
Baroness Micaela Pontalba built this twin set of town houses...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
The Presbytère
One of twin Spanish colonial–style buildings flanking St. Louis...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Quadroon Ballroom
In the early 1800s, the wooden-rail balcony extending over Orleans...
Historic Districts / Sites French Quarter
 
The Rink
This small collection of specialty shops was once the location...
Stores / Malls Garden District
 
Riverwalk Marketplace
This three-block-long shopping center contains several retail...
Stores / Malls CBD
 
Robinson House
Styled after an Italian villa, this home built in the late 1850s...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Rodrigue Studio
Cajun artist George Rodrigue began his career as a painter with...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
This 30,000-square-foot museum located on the up-and-coming O.C...
Museums / Galleries CBD
 
Spanish Plaza
For a terrific view of the river and a place to relax, go behind...
Squares CBD
 
St. Augustine Catholic Church
Ursuline nuns donated the land for this church in 1841. Upon...
Religious Sites Tremé
 
St. Louis Cathedral
The oldest active cathedral in the United States, this iconic...
Religious Sites French Quarter
 
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Just one block from the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery No...
Cemeteries Tremé
 
St. Patrick's Church
A stark exterior gives way to a far more ornate, richly painted...
Religious Sites Warehouse District
 
Storyville
The busy red-light district that lasted from 1897 to 1917 has...
Neighborhoods / Streets Tremé
 
Studio Inferno Glassworks
Famous for their New Orleans–themed glasswork, flaming hearts...
Museums / Galleries Bywater
 
Toby-Westfeldt House
Dating from the 1830s, this unpretentious Greek Revival raised...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Tulane University
Next to Loyola University on St. Charles Avenue, the university's...
Educational Institutions Uptown
 
Venusian Gardens and Art Gallery
This 19th-century former church building now serves as Eric Ehlenberger's...
Museums / Galleries Faubourg Marigny
 
Washington Artillery Park
This raised concrete area on the river side of Decatur Street...
Military Sites, Viewpoints French Quarter
 
Washington Square Park
This park provides a large green space in which to play Frisbee...
Parks Faubourg Marigny
 
Wine Institute of New Orleans
This hybrid institute known by the acronym w.i.n.o. is part wine...
Wineries / Breweries Warehouse District
 
Woldenberg Riverfront Park
This stretch of green from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue overlooks...
Parks French Quarter
 
Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association House
This fundamentally Greek Revival house, built in 1865, has a...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
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