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Things to Do in French Quarter

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
1850 House
This well-preserved town house and courtyard...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
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
 
Beauregard-Keyes House
The Confederate general and Louisiana native...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
Bourbon Street
Ignore your better judgment and take a stroll...
Neighborhoods / Streets French Quarter
 
The Cabildo
Dating from 1799, this Spanish colonial...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
LaBranche Houses
This complex of lovely town houses, built in the...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
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
 
Louisiana Supreme Court Building
The imposing building that takes up the whole...
Government Buildings French Quarter
 
Madame John's Legacy
Now a state museum, this is the only example in...
Houses / Mansions French Quarter
 
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday") is the...
Festivals French Quarter
 
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
 
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
 
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
This homegrown museum will turn skeptics into...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
In 1987, the U.S. Congress declared jazz a...
Arts / Performance Venues French Quarter
 
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
To tour this musty shop is to step back into...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
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
 
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
 
Rodrigue Studio
Cajun artist George Rodrigue began his career...
Museums / Galleries French Quarter
 
St. Louis Cathedral
The oldest active Catholic cathedral in the...
Religious Sites French Quarter
 
Washington Artillery Park
This raised concrete area on the river side of...
Military Sites, Viewpoints French Quarter
 
Woldenberg Riverfront Park
This stretch of green from Canal Street to...
Parks French Quarter

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