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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French Quarter 43

Garden District 29

Uptown and Carrollton-Riverbend 23

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CBD and Warehouse District 22

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CBD 8

Warehouse District 14

Mid-City and Bayou St. John 18

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Bayou St. John 11

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Faubourg Marigny 8

Treme 9

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Anthemion

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The emergence of Colonial Revival architecture in the late 19th century was expressive of local weariness with the excesses of the Greek...

Benachi-Torre House

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This Greek Revival mansion was built in 1859 for the Greek consul in New Orleans and was a significant part of the city's original expansion...

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

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

Brown House

  • Building/Architectural Site

This mansion, completed in 1904 for cotton magnate William Perry Brown, is one of the largest houses on St. Charles Avenue. Its solid...

Buckner Mansion

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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...

Castles House

  • Building/Architectural Site

The renowned local architect Thomas Sully designed this 1895 Colonial Revival house after the Longfellow House in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Colonel Short's Villa

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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...

Edgar Degas House Museum, Courtyard and Inn

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The Impressionist Edgar Degas, whose Creole mother and grandmother were born in New Orleans, stayed with his cousins in this house during...

Faulkner House

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The young novelist William Faulkner lived and wrote his first book, Soldiers' Pay, here in the 1920s. He later returned to his native...

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