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Name Category Location
 
1850 House
This well-preserved town house and courtyard...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Academy of the Sacred Heart
This Colonial Revival building, housing a...
Architectural Sites Uptown
 
Alcee Fortier Park
Situated at Esplanade Avenue and Mystery Street,...
Parks Mid-City
 
Alternative Art Spaces
The Bywater neighborhood is home to dozens of...
Arts / Performance Venues Bywater
 
Anthemion
The emergence of Colonial Revival architecture in...
Houses / Mansions Uptown
 
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
The giant aquatic showplace perched on the...
Zoos / Aquariums French Quarter
 
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Shrink down to ant size and experience "Life...
Government Buildings French Quarter
 
Audubon Park
Formerly the plantation of Etienne de Boré, the...
Parks Uptown
 
Backstreet Cultural Museum
Local photographer and self-made historian...
Museums / Galleries Treme
 
Bayou St. John
A bayou is a natural inlet, usually a slow...
Bodies of Water Mid-City
 
Beauregard-Keyes House
The Confederate general and Louisiana native...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Benachi-Torre House
This historic Greek Revival mansion was built in...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World at Kern Studios
If you're not in town for the real thing,...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Bourbon Street
Ignore your better judgment and take a stroll...
Neighborhoods / Streets French Quarter
 
Brevard House
Though Anne Rice moved out of her elegant Garden...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Briggs-Staub House
The only Gothic Revival house in the district was...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Brown House
This mansion ompleted in 1904 for cotton magnate...
Houses / Mansions Uptown
 
Buckner Mansion
This 1856 home was built by cotton king Henry S....
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
The Cabildo
Dating from 1799, this Spanish colonial...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Cabrini High School and Mother Cabrini Shrine
Mother Frances Cabrini, the first...
Educational Institutions Mid-City
 
Canal Place
At the foot of Canal Street, this mall offers...
Stores / Malls French Quarter
 
Canal Street
At 170 feet wide, Canal Street is the widest...
Neighborhoods / Streets French Quarter
 
Castles House
Local architect Thomas Sully designed this 1895...
Houses / Mansions Uptown
 
Christ Church Cathedral
This English Gothic church completed in 1887 has...
Religious Sites Garden District
 
Christopher Porché-West Galerie
Legendary independent photographer Christopher...
Museums / Galleries Bywater
 
City Park
This 150-year-old, 1,300-acre expanse of...
Parks Mid-City
 
Coliseum Square Park
Established in the mid-19th century, this lush...
Parks Garden District
 
Colonel Short's Villa
This house, built in 1859, was stylistically...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Contemporary Arts Center
Take in cutting-edge exhibits, featuring both...
Arts / Performance Venues Warehouse District
 
Crescent City Farmers Market
This year-round market offers an array of locally...
Markets / Bazaars Warehouse District
 
Derby Pottery
Fragments of wrought ironwork and other...
Museums / Galleries Garden District
 
Dr. Bob
A small compound of artists' and...
Museums / Galleries Bywater
 
Edgar Degas House Museum, Courtyard and Inn
Impressionist Edgar Degas, whose Creole mother...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
Eiffel Tower Building
Thirty years ago, engineers in Paris discovered...
Architectural Sites Garden District
 
Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots
The third-oldest racetrack in the country sits...
Sports Venues Mid-City
 
Faulkner House
The young novelist William Faulkner lived and...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
French Market
The sounds, colors, and smells here are alluring:...
Markets / Bazaars French Quarter
 
Frenchmen Street
The three-block stretch closest to the French...
Neighborhoods / Streets Faubourg Marigny
 
Gallier Hall
This Greek Revival building, modeled on the...
Government Buildings CBD
 
Gallier House
Irish-born James Gallier Jr. was one of the...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Gauche House
The cherub design of the effusive ironwork on...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum
During a 31-year period (1937–68), Germaine...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Goodrich-Stanley House
This restored Creole cottage is an excellent...
Architectural Sites Garden District
 
Harrah's New Orleans
Some 115,000 square feet of gaming space is...
Casinos CBD
 
Hermann-Grima House
Noted architect William Brand built this...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Historic New Orleans Collection
This private archive and exhibit complex, with...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
House of Broel's Victorian Mansion and Dollhouse Museum
This restored antebellum home was built in two...
Museums / Galleries Garden District
 
J&M Music Shop
Although the patrons of the laundromat that now...
Historic Districts / Sites Treme
 
Jackson Brewery
A brewery from the days when New Orleans was the...
Stores / Malls French Quarter
 
Jackson Square
Surrounded by historic buildings and atmospheric...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Jean Lafitte National Park Visitor Center
Visitors who want to explore the areas around New...
Information Centers French Quarter
 
John Minor Wisdom United States Court of Appeals Building
New York architect James Gamble Rogers was...
Government Buildings CBD
 
Julia Street
Contemporary art dealers have adopted this...
Neighborhoods / Streets Warehouse District
 
LaBranche Houses
This complex of lovely town houses, built in the...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
New Orleans was seeing a large influx of Italian,...
Cemeteries Garden District
 
Lafayette Square
Planned in 1788 as a public place for Faubourg...
Squares CBD
 
LaLaurie Mansion
Locals, or at least local tour guides, say...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Latrobe House
Architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who designed...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Longue Vue House and Gardens
While technically in the Lakewood neighborhood,...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
Lonsdale House
As a 16-year-old immigrant working in the New...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Louis Armstrong Park
There's a certain sad irony to this park. On the...
Parks Treme
 
Louisiana Children's Museum
An invaluable resource for anyone traveling with...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Louisiana Supreme Court Building
The imposing building that takes up the whole...
Government Buildings French Quarter
 
Louisiana's Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall
Established in 1891, this ponderous stone...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Loyola University New Orleans
Chartered by the Jesuits in 1912, Loyola...
Educational Institutions Uptown
 
Luling Mansion
Also called the "Jockey's Mansion," this massive,...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
Madame John's Legacy
Now a state museum, this is the only example in...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Home to the NFL's New Orleans Saints, the...
Sports Venues CBD
 
Mercury Injection Studio Arts
Glassworks, mirrors, sculptures, and paintings...
Museums / Galleries Bywater
 
Michalopoulos Galleries
One of New Orleans's most beloved artists, James...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Miltenberger Houses
The widow Amelie Miltenberger built this row of...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Milton H. Latter Memorial Library
A former private home now serves as the most...
Libraries Uptown
 
Mississippi River
When facing the river with the French Quarter at...
Bodies of Water French Quarter
 
Musée Conti Wax Museum
The history of New Orleans and Louisiana...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Musson House
This Italianate house was built by impressionist...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
National World War II Museum
This vast and still expanding museum is a moving...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
New Orleans ArtWorks at New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio
See free demonstrations of glassmaking and...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
Many of New Orleans's most talented musicians,...
Educational Institutions Faubourg Marigny
 
New Orleans Healing Center
This is a great place to explore and touch base...
Local Interest–Sight Faubourg Marigny
 
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
This homegrown museum will turn skeptics into...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
Gracing the main entrance to City Park since...
Museums / Galleries Mid-City
 
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
To tour this musty shop is to step back into...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Art by Southern artists, made in the South, about...
Museums / Galleries Warehouse District
 
Old U.S. Mint
Minting began in 1838 in this ambitious Ionic...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Old Ursuline Convent
The Ursulines were the first of many orders of...
Religious Sites French Quarter
 
Orleans Club
This sumptuous mansion was built in 1868 as a...
Houses / Mansions Uptown
 
The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
This riverfront shopping center went through...
Stores / Malls CBD
 
Payne House
Confederate president Jefferson Davis died...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Pitot House
One of the few surviving houses that lined the...
Houses / Mansions Mid-City
 
Pontalba Buildings
Baroness Micaela Pontalba built this twin set of...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
The Presbytère
One of the twin Spanish colonial buildings...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Quadroon Ballroom
In the early 1800s, the wooden-rail balcony...
Historic Districts / Sites French Quarter
 
The Rink
This small collection of specialty shops was once...
Stores / Malls Garden District
 
Robinson House
Styled after an Italian villa, this home built in...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Rodrigue Studio
Cajun artist George Rodrigue began his career...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
This 30,000-square-foot museum, scheduled to...
Museums / Galleries CBD
 
Spanish Plaza
For a terrific view of the river and a place to...
Squares CBD
 
St. Augustine Catholic Church
Ursuline nuns donated the land for this church in...
Religious Sites Treme
 
St. Louis Cathedral
The oldest active Catholic cathedral in the...
Religious Sites French Quarter
 
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
The oldest and most famous of New Orleans's...
Cemeteries Treme
 
St. Patrick's Church
A stark exterior gives way to a far more ornate,...
Religious Sites Warehouse District
 
Studio Inferno Glassworks
Famous for their New Orleans–themed glasswork,...
Museums / Galleries Bywater
 
Toby-Westfeldt House
Dating from the 1830s, this unpretentious Greek...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Tulane University
Next to Loyola University on St. Charles Avenue,...
Educational Institutions Uptown
 
Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion
Built in 1869, this home saw the Confederate...
Houses / Mansions Garden District
 
Venusian Gardens and Art Gallery
This 19th-century former church building now...
Museums / Galleries Faubourg Marigny
 
Washington Artillery Park
This raised concrete area on the river side of...
Military Sites, Viewpoints French Quarter
 
Wine Institute of New Orleans
This hybrid institute known by the acronym...
Wineries / Breweries Warehouse District
 
Woldenberg Riverfront Park
This stretch of green from Canal Street to...
Parks French Quarter
 
Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association House
This fundamentally Greek Revival house, built in...
Houses / Mansions Garden District

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