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Things to Do in French Quarter

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
1850 House
This well-preserved town house and courtyard provide rare public...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Aquarium of the Americas
Power failures during Katrina resulted in the major loss of the...
Zoos / Aquariums French Quarter
 
Audubon Insectarium
Shrink down to ant size and experience "Life Underground," explore...
Government Buildings French Quarter
 
Beauregard-Keyes House
The Confederate general and Louisiana native P.G.T. Beauregard...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Bourbon Street
Ignore your better judgment and take a stroll down Bourbon Street...
Neighborhoods / Streets French Quarter
 
The Cabildo
Dating from 1799, this Spanish colonial–style building is named...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
LaBranche Houses
This complex of lovely town houses, built in the 1830s by sugar...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
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
 
Louisiana Supreme Court Building
The imposing Victorian building that takes up the whole block...
Government Buildings French Quarter
 
Madame John's Legacy
Now a state museum, this is the only example in the French Quarter...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday") is the final day of Carnival...
Festivals French Quarter
 
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
 
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
 
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
This homegrown musuem will turn skeptics into believers. Voodoo...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
In 1987, the U.S. Congress declared jazz a "national American...
Arts / Performance Venues French Quarter
 
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
To tour this musty shop is to step back into 19th-century medicine:...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
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
 
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
 
Rodrigue Studio
Cajun artist George Rodrigue began his career as a painter with...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
St. Louis Cathedral
The oldest active cathedral in the United States, this iconic...
Religious Sites French Quarter
 
Washington Artillery Park
This raised concrete area on the river side of Decatur Street...
Military Sites, Viewpoints French Quarter
 
Woldenberg Riverfront Park
This stretch of green from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue overlooks...
Parks French Quarter
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