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Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans

4.6
#10 of 15 in Parks in New Orleans
Garden Historic Site
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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  • I visited on July 23rd. I was the only one on the tour so I had a personalized experience. My tour guide (Gloria) was fantastic. She explained the history and pointed out every detail. The house had s...  more »
  • The gardens are absolutely amazing! The history of the house and gardens is very interesting. Not sure why they won't allow photos inside the house, as there were many things I would have liked to hav...  more »
  • House built in 20th century so not a Plantation. Interesting family. Definitely could see events held here past and present. Amazing collection of art, furniture, etc. Beautiful grounds.  more »
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  • First go to the ticket booth to pay for admission and join the docent-led tour. I enjoyed the tour inside the house. The gardens were pretty impressive too (vegetable, wild, etc)
  • Plenty of parking available. Lots of great things to discover. Some of the fountains are cast from lead, look in Pan's garden outside dining room.
  • Excellent tour, history, and beautiful museum... so grateful to learn about the philanthropic accomplishments of the family who lived there... will give you chills.
  • What an incredible house and gardens! If you want to see an original example of residential art deco decor, be sure to visit. Pay close attention to the master bedroom's dressing rooms (yes, there are two), the stenciling on the bedroom walls, and the relief-printed wallpaper on the second floor. The only downside is that no photographs are allowed in the house, so make sure to commit all of the beautiful features to memory.
  • Very lovely home....with so many special touches unseen in any other homes.....I look forward to touring it again.

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