New Orleans Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in New Orleans - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Brevard House

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Though Anne Rice moved out of her elegant Garden District home in 2004, the famous novelist's fans still flock to see the house that...

Briggs-Staub House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

The only Gothic Revival house in the district was built in 1849. Garden District Americans shunned the Gothic Revival style, deeming...

Buckner Mansion

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This 1856 home was built by cotton king Henry S. Buckner in overt competition with the famous Stanton Hall in Natchez, built by Buckner's...

Christ Church Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The present-day English Gothic church, completed in 1887, has pitched gables, an architectural detail that prefigured the New Orleans...

Coliseum Square Park

  • Park/Playground

Established in the mid-19th century, this lush greenspace is the centerpiece of the lower Garden District. With cycling and walking trails...

Colonel Short's Villa

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Built in 1859, this house's stylistic influence was due to the two-story galleries of its dining room wing, which had railings made of...

Derby Pottery

  • Museum/Gallery

Fragments of wrought ironwork and other architectural details form the inspiration for many of Mark Derby's beautiful pottery pieces,...

Eiffel Society

  • Building/Architectural Site

Thirty years ago, engineers in Paris discovered hairline fractures in the Eiffel Tower supports. To lighten the load, they removed the...

Goodrich-Stanley House

  • Building/Architectural Site

This restored Creole cottage was a modest prototype for much of the far more elaborate architecture of the surrounding Garden District.

House of Broel's Victorian Mansion and Dollhouse Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This restored antebellum home was built in two periods: its present-day second floor was actually constructed first, in 1850, and in...

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