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1850 House
1850 House

The house is furnished with art and décor that speak to that era as well, including a set of John Slidell’s china, Old Paris porcelain, New Orleans silver and dozens of notable paintings and furnishings that, taken as a whole, transport you back in time. 1850 House History. The 1850 House is part of the Lower Pontalba building.

Algiers Point
Algiers Point

Algiers / æ l ˈ dʒ ɪər z / is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and the only Orleans Parish community located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. Algiers is known as the 15th Ward, one of the 17 Wards of New Orleans.

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Aquarium of the Americas
Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in our walk-through tunnel, while our penguins and Southern sea otter enchant you with their antics.

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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives.

Audubon Park
Audubon Park

Audubon Park Seated in historic uptown New Orleans Audubon Park is a favorite spot for recreation, picnics or enjoying a beautiful day. For more than a century, people have enjoyed this urban oasis with allées of ancient live oaks, a tranquil 1.8 mile jogging path, a lagoon, picnic shelters and playgrounds.

Audubon Zoo
Audubon Zoo

Audubon Zoo Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle showcase the relationship between people and nature.

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Bayou Segnette State Park
Bayou Segnette State Park

Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

Bayou St. John
Bayou St. John

The grand Bayou St. John in 1728. The Bayou as a natural feature drained the swampy land of a good portion of what was to become New Orleans, into Lake Pontchartrain.

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Bourbon Street
Bourbon Street

The intersection of Bourbon Street and St. Ann Street begins the section of Bourbon that caters to New Orleans’ thriving gay community. Lafitte-In-Exile is the oldest gay bar in the country and Tennessee Williams was a frequent visitor during his time in New Orleans.

Café du Monde
Café du Monde

Welcome to Cafe Du Monde New Orleans. Our mail order department is open for orders 1-800-772-2927 Monday - Friday 8:30am ... please contact us by phone. ...

Canal Street, New Orleans
Canal Street, New Orleans

Canal Street is a major thoroughfare in the city of New Orleans. Forming the upriver boundary of the city's oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter or Vieux Carré, it served historically as the dividing line between the colonial-era (18th-century) city and the newer American Sector, today's Central Business District.

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park Hours: Click here for information about daily train rides. May 29th till August 5th: 11am to 5pm Tuesday through Thursday; 11am to 8pm Friday and Saturday; 11am to 6pm Sunday.

Central Grocery
Central Grocery

Located on Decatur Street in the middle of New Orleans’ French Quarter, we’re a third generation, old-fashioned grocery store founded in 1906 by Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant who is famous for creating the muffuletta.

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City Park
City Park

City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation's oldest urban parks.

Congo Square
Congo Square

Congo Square (French: Place Congo) is an open space, now within Louis Armstrong Park, which is located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street north of the French Quarter.

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Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans
Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans

Esplanade Avenue is a historic street in New Orleans, Louisiana. It runs northwest from the Mississippi River to Beauregard Circle at the entrance to City Park.

Faubourg Marigny
Faubourg Marigny

The remainder is in the 8th and 9th wards of New Orleans. Adjacent neighborhoods. Seventh Ward (north) St. Roch (north) Bywater (east) French Quarter (west) Boundaries. The City Planning Commission defines the boundaries of the Faubourg Marigny as: North Rampart Street, St. Claude Avenue, Press Street, the Mississippi River, and Esplanade Avenue.

French Market
French Market

the french market is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. year-round, rain or shine. crescent park now open experience the weekly crescent city farmers market at the french market every wednesday 1 to 5 p.m.

Frenchmen Street
Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street is the capital of live music in New Orleans. With 20+ bars, venues, and restaurants all within a 2 block area, each hosting various live music events 7 days a week, Frenchmen Street is one of the premiere nightlife destinations in the country.

Garden District
Garden District

The Garden District is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. A subdistrict of the Central City/Garden District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: St. Charles Avenue to the north, 1st Street to the east, Magazine Street to the south, and Toledano Street to the west.

Harrah's New Orleans
Harrah's New Orleans

Around 1822, America's first gambling casino opened in New Orleans. Like modern casinos, it was open 24/7. In 1999, Harrah's brought the action back to New Orleans with the opening of Harrah's New Orleans Casino.

Jackson Square
Jackson Square

Jackson Square is a historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960, for its central role in the city's history, and as the site where in 1803 Louisiana was made United States territory pursuant to the Louisiana Purchase.

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

in May 2013, Jean Lafitte teamed up with National Geographic for BioBlitz 2013 at the Barataria Preserve, a 24-hour blitz of scientific discovery that attempted to inventory as many of the preserve's plants and animals as possible. The BioBlitz page also has links to National Geographic science and nature webpages.

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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Tombs at Lafayette Cemetery No 1 in the Garden District, New Orleans. Photograph by MusikAnimal . Located in what now is the heart of the Garden District, between Washington, Sixth, Prytania, and Coliseum streets, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest of the seven municipal, city-operated cemeteries in New Orleans.

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Lake Pontchartrain
Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain forms the northern boundary of the city of New Orleans, which is coterminous with Orleans Parish, and the northern boundary of its two largest suburbs Metairie and Kenner; as well as forming the northern boundaries of Jefferson Parish and Saint Charles Parish and much of the northern and eastern boundaries of Saint John the Baptist Parish.

Lalaurie Mansion
Lalaurie Mansion

The New Orleans house occupied by Delphine LaLaurie at the time of the 1834 fires stands today at 1140 Royal Street, on the corner of Royal Street and Governor Nicholls Street (formerly known as Hospital Street).

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Louis Armstrong Park
Louis Armstrong Park

Just steps from the French Quarter sits this public park that honors the jazz great Louis Armstrong. Look for the iconic, arched entrance"”inside you'll find sites like Congo Square (a historic meeting place for slaves in the 1800s), sculptures, duck ponds and lots of open spaces for relaxing.

Louisiana Children's Museum
Louisiana Children's Museum

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is New Orleans’ most playful and educational place for children and families! Discover more than 30,000 square feet of hands-on, interactive exhibits that invite and engage children and families as they explore art, music, science, math, and health, and role-playing environments.

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Magazine Street
Magazine Street

Magazine Street is easily accessible by car or public transportation from the French Quarter or Downtown New Orleans. You can take the St. Charles Streetcar and walk just a few blocks over or take #11 RTA Bus that rides straight down Magazine Street. For more information and maps, visit www.magazinestreet.com.

Mardi Gras World
Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras World offers a behind the scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions. Take the tour to see the year-long float building process.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, often referred to simply as the Superdome, is a domed sports and exhibition venue located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

New Orleans Voodoo is a conglomerate of African and European influences that have been stirred together within the cultural melting pot of New Orleans. Originally brought to the city in the early 1700s through the African slave trade, Louisiana Voodoo can trace its roots back through three separate periods: African, Creole, and American. Among the more interesting and unusual services that the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum offers are psychic readings.

New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art

The museum will be closed on Saturday, June 16, for a New Orleans Tricentennial event. The Besthoff Sculpture Garden remains open. Join us for free admission on Sunday, June 17, from 11 am to 6 pm. The Besthoff Sculpture Garden remains open. Join us for free admission on Sunday, June 17, from 11 am to 6 pm.

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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Celebrating the art, history and culture of the American South, the dazzling Ogden Museum of Southern Art/University of New Orleans opened in 2003 in the historic Warehouse Arts District. The Museum is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world, showcasing art from 15 Southern states and the District of Columbia.

Old Ursuline Convent
Old Ursuline Convent

The Old Ursuline Convent is the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley. Completed in 1752, it is also the oldest surviving example of the French colonial period in the United States. Often referred to as the Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial Complex, the Old Ursuline Convent also houses the Archdiocesan archives.

Pontalba Buildings,
Pontalba Buildings,

The Pontalba Buildings form two sides of Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. They are matching red-brick, one-block-long, four‑story buildings built in the late 1840s by the Baroness Micaela Almonester Pontalba.

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Preservation Hall
Preservation Hall

The Preservation Hall is a musical venue in the French Quarter founded in 1961 to protect, preserve, and perpetuate Traditional New Orleans Jazz

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Royal Street, New Orleans
Royal Street, New Orleans

Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers the best of the Big Easy all under one roof. The hotel is home to several dining and entertainment venues, where you can take in the local flavors from Cajun and Creole at Restaurant R'evolution to coffee at PJ's Cafe and fresh seafood at Desire Oyster Bar.

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Saint Louis Cemetery
Saint Louis Cemetery

Saint Louis Cemetery (French: Cimetière Saint-Louis) is the name of three Roman Catholic cemeteries in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most of the graves are above-ground vaults constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries. Cemeteries No. 1 and No. 2 are included on the National Register of Historic Places and the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

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Six Flags New Orleans
Six Flags New Orleans

New Orleans, LA, Sept. 14, 2005 -- Six Flags Over Louisiana remains submerged two weeks after Hurricane Katrina caused levees to fail in New Orleans. Bob McMillan/FEMA Photo New Orleans, LA, Sept. 14, 2005 -- Six Flags Over Louisiana remains submerged two weeks after Hurricane Katrina caused levees to fail in New Orleans.

St. Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral

Saint Louis Cathedral is in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, on the Place John Paul II (French: Place Jean-Paul II), a promenaded section of Chartres Street (rue de Chartres) that runs for one block between St. Peter Street (rue Saint-Pierre) on the upriver boundary and St. Ann Street (rue Sainte-Anne) on the downriver boundary.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

*Please note that under the new rules set by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, ALL visitors to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 MUST be accompanied by licensed tour guide. Families with loved ones buried in the cemetery, tomb owners, and genealogists can acquire a special pass by calling (504) 596-3050.

The Historic New Orleans Collection
The Historic New Orleans Collection

March 2018: Do not miss the exhibition of the 300 anniversary of New Orleans - impressive! - "Well documented with maps/charts/records on loan from archives in France, with enough history to explain the relatively complicated history of New Orleans and the French colonization, and eventual loss of Louisiana."

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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans invites all families with school-aged children to join us for an exciting campout at the Museum.

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The Presbytere
The Presbytere

Flanking the opposite side of St. Louis Cathedral from the Cabildo and fronting on Jackson Square, the Presbytere has a colorful history of its own. Dating from the same reconstruction period as the Cabildo, following the disastrous fires of 1788 and 1794, the Presbytere was designed to look like the Cabildo.

Tremé
Tremé

09/10/2018 - Restaurant Week New Orleans History Tremé is the oldest African American neighborhood in the United States, and the site of many major events that have shaped the course of Black America in the past two centuries.

Warehouse District
Warehouse District

In the Warehouse District, old New Orleans meets new. Also known as the Arts District, this neighborhood is filled with museums, brunch spots and bars. See what it's all about!

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Woldenberg Park
Woldenberg Park

Throughout the year there are events that take place in Woldenberg Park. The main stages of the French Quarter Festival are in the park. This free April Festival features the best New Orleans musical performers and is a great pre-curser to Jazz Fest.

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