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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1850 House

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This well-preserved townhouse and courtyard provide rare public access beyond the storefronts to the interior of the exclusive Pontalba...

Backstreet Cultural Museum

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Local photographer and self-made historian Sylvester Francis is an enthusiastic guide through this rich collection of Mardi Gras Indian...

Beauregard-Keyes House

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The Confederate general and Louisiana native P.G.T. Beauregard briefly made his home at this stately 19th-century mansion. A more long-term...

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World at Kern Studios

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If you're not in town for the real thing, here's a fun (and family-friendly) backstage look at the history and artistry of Carnival.

Derby Pottery

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

Gallier House

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Irish-born James Gallier Jr. was one of the city's most famous 19th-century architects; he died in 1866, when a hurricane sank the paddle-steamer...

Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum

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During a 31-year period (1937–68), Germaine Cazenave Wells, daughter of Arnaud's restaurant founder Arnaud Cazenave, was queen of Carnival...

Hermann-Grima House

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Noted architect William Brand built this Georgian-style house in 1831, and it's one of the largest and best-preserved examples of American...

Historic New Orleans Collection

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This private archive and exhibit complex, with thousands of historic photos, documents, portraits, and books, is one of the finest research...

House of Broel's Victorian Mansion and Dollhouse Museum

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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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