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Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans

(4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Founded by philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern, Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an unparalleled collection of Louisiana irises in New Orleans and an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages.

As a National Historic Landmark that serves as one of New Orleans’ premier education and cultural resources, Longue Vue is open seven days a week to the public for tours of the home and gardens, special events and programs.
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TripAdvisor
  • We enjoyed touring the house and gardens of this lovely estate. Hearing stories of the family who lived here and created the beautiful gardens was very interesting.  more »
  • The tour was awesome and we learned a lot about the house. The garden and adjacent golf course were fabulous as well. Highly recommended.  more »
  • We had a couple hours between when our plane landed and when we could check into the hotel, so I looked around for a local attraction that wouldn't take much time to tour. We decided on Longue Vue bas...  more »
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  • Through the re-working of the gardens the Sterns decided that their house did not allow them to fully enjoy their new grounds, and the original house was subsequently moved and a new one erected in its place starting in 1939. This new house was designed by architects William and Geoffrey Platt whose father, Charles A. Platt, was Shipman’s mentor. The four facades of the house have four different appearances and out each of the four sides there is a different garden. It has 20 rooms on three stories, with original furnishings.
  • Without doubt, one of the most incredible house and gardens I've ever seen. The house is exquisite, complete with all the original furnishings and art, but the gardens are essential to the whole experience, and are world-class. I only wish I didn't live clear across country, or I would unquestionably be back with regularity.
  • Lovely gardens and very interesting house with great art furniture inside! Well worth getting the tour which costs $12. Great tour guide as well!
  • Such a well built lovely home.
  • Lovely gardens and a very nice tour of the house