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  • 1. 1850 House

    French Quarter | Historic Home

    This well-preserved town house and courtyard provide rare public access beyond the storefronts to the interior of the exclusive Pontalba Buildings...Read More

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  • 2. Benachi House & Gardens

    Bayou St. John | Historic Home

    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...Read More

  • 3. Brevard House

    Garden District | Historic Home

    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 inspired...Read More

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  • 4. Briggs-Staub House

    Garden District | Historic Home

    The only Gothic Revival house in the district was built in 1849. Garden District Americans shunned the Gothic Revival style, deeming it a little...Read More

  • 5. Brown House

    Uptown | Historic Home

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

  • 6. Buckner Mansion

    Garden District | Historic Home

    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 former...Read More

  • 7. Castles House

    Uptown | Historic Home

    The renowned local architect Thomas Sully designed this 1896 Colonial Revival house after the Longfellow House in Cambridge, Massachusetts....Read More

  • 8. Colonel Short's Villa

    Garden District | Historic Home

    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 cast...Read More

  • 9. Doullut Steamboat Houses

    Lower Ninth Ward | Historic Home

    In 1905, Paul Doullut was inspired to build a home that resembled the great steamboats of the Mississippi, where he spent his time as a riverboat...Read More

  • 10. Edgar Degas House Museum, Courtyard, and Inn

    Bayou St. John | Historic Home

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

  • 11. Fats Domino House

    Lower Ninth Ward | Historic Home

    When music legend Fats Domino passed away in 2017, a city-wide second-line parade culminated at his former home in the Lower Ninth Ward: a black...Read More

  • 12. Faulkner House

    French Quarter | Historic Home

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

  • 13. Gallier House

    French Quarter | Historic Home

    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...Read More

  • 14. Gauche House

    French Quarter | Historic Home

    The cherubs featured in the effusive ironwork on this distinctive house stops people in the street. Built in 1856, this mansion and its service...Read More

  • 15. Hermann-Grima House

    French Quarter | Historic Home

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

  • 16. Jelly Roll Morton House

    Seventh Ward | Historic Home

    Jazz enthusiasts would do well to follow Frenchmen Street beyond the borders of the Marigny to pay homage to Jelly Roll Morton at the pianist...Read More

  • 17. LaBranche Houses

    French Quarter | Historic Home

    This complex of lovely town houses, built in the 1830s by sugar planter Jean Baptiste LaBranche, fills the half block between Pirate's Alley...Read More

  • 18. LaLaurie Mansion

    French Quarter | Historic Home

    Locals (or at least local tour guides) say this is the most haunted house in a generally haunted neighborhood. Most blame the spooks on Madame...Read More

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  • 19. Latrobe House

    French Quarter | Historic Home

    Architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who designed the U.S. Capitol, built this modest house with Arsene Latour in 1814. Its smooth lines and porticoes...Read More

  • 20. Longue Vue House and Gardens

    Lakewood | Historic Home

    While technically in the Lakewood neighborhood, this beautiful destination is within easy walking distance of the Mid-City streetcar. Fourteen...Read More

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