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Sightseeing and landmarks in New Orleans

Art museums

Art Museum
“The oldest fine arts museum in the city of New Orleans. The permanent collection at the museum features over 40,000 objects, from the Italian Renaissance to the modern era. Surrey rentals and paddle boat rentals available at Big Lake Trail in the park. ”
  • 310 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Just a great museum! If you happen to be so lucky to be staying on a Thursday evening, the Ogden hosts the "Ogden After Hours" which runs from 6-8pm it features live music and a few cocktail bars. Enjoy the Art, Music and have a drink as you explore the museum. Great views of the city from the roof top veranda. Very Fun!!!!”
  • 108 locals recommend
Art Museum
“New Orleans is all about art. And why not go to the art museum to see some of the greatest work displayed.”
  • 36 locals recommend
History Museum
“State museum with Hurricane Katrina & Mardi Gras exhibits in a former courthouse built in 1813.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Degas House was once home to the French Impressionist Master, Edgar Degas, and is a masterpiece of history! Located directly on Esplanade, the Degas House is worthy of your attention.”
  • 17 locals recommend
History Museum
“Confederate veterans of Louisiana founded Memorial Hall, also known as the Confederate Museum, in New Orleans in 1891 as a repository for their memorabilia from the War Between the States.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The mission of the New Orleans African American Museum is to preserve, interpret and promote the African American cultural heritage of New Orleans, with a particular emphasis on the Tremé community. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Museum
  • 1 local recommends

History museums

History Museum
“This is a must do! It may take you more than one day to tour and be able to soak it all in! You are able to immerse yourself into a journey through WWII. The exhibits are like no others that you have ever seen. You can go online to purchase your tickets in advance to save the wait in line, www.nationalww2museum.org”
  • 268 locals recommend
History Museum
“Small museum exploring New Orleans traditions, with exhibits on brass bands, jazz funerals & more.”
  • 75 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Louisiana Purchase was signed in this 1790s landmark now housing a New Orleans history museum.”
  • 36 locals recommend
History Museum
“The New Orleans Jazz Museum is a music museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of jazz music.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“Founded in 1966, THNOC has grown to include 13 historic buildings on three French Quarter campuses. Visit the new exhibition center, is at 520 Royal Street, for an ever-changing array of programs and installations.”
  • 39 locals recommend
History Museum
“Learn about New Orleans and American history through the lens of early medicine. ADMISSION. $5.00/adults. $4.00/students & seniors. Free/children under six. The 1 pm guided tour is included with admission. Reservations cannot be made in advance.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Museum
“history and culture of this spiritual practice of voodoo. Guided swamp, plantation and cemetery tours are available.”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“State museum with Hurricane Katrina & Mardi Gras exhibits in a former courthouse built in 1813.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Park
“This is a lovely reprieve from the French Quarter. Right off of Jackson Square, you can wander down the Mississippi River toward the Harrah's. Great views of Algiers, the Crescent City Connection bridge, downtown high-rises. Remember to wander here during the daytime please. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“A great place to have a picnic or just hang out. Freight ships pass by, and often toot their fog horns at Fly picnic-ers. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Peristyle is the perfect scenery for that romantic picture, right next to the water. Worth visiting!”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Neighborhood
“History and mystery, the French Quarter is filled with a million details you have to visit multiple times to even get a glimpse of. If you must see Bourbon Street, walk down one block then return to the more civilized areas like Chartres, Royal, or Decatur Streets. ”
  • 258 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The Garden District, located in uptown New Orleans is a must see to every traveler. Established in the early 1800’s by the Americans, is known for its old southern mansions, the Lafayette Cemetery and the streetcar which runs along St. Charles Avenue. Enjoy a walk along Coliseum St. and see the homes of Sandra Bullock and John Goodman. If time permits, enjoy lunch or dinner at the famous Commanders Palace, located at Washington and Coliseum Streets.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Street car line is right behind the U.S. Mint or at St. Claude and Elysian Fields. Highly recommend getting a day pass which can be used on any streetcar line or bus on that day. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“If you need some 'New Orleans-y' souvenirs to take back home this is the place. It's rows and rows of leather goods, trinkets, spices, food, t-shirts, art, and more. Once you get off the ferry there is a streetcar that will take you right to it. Keep in mind it closes at 6pm and on rainy days it might be a little sparse as not all vendors will be out.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Algiers Point is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, built on high ground. Lovely and quaint, you'll enjoy strolling through the neighborhood and seeing the authentic, historic and exquisite architecture.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“A bustling open market of various nick nacks. If you plant to buy anything, this is a great time to barter. Most items are marked far higher than vendors expect to sell them for. Although it may be tempting, please don't purchase food or drink here. The quality is far better once you cross the street into the city. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“If you're in New Orleans, you're going to the French Quarter at least once.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is the mansion which was filmed for the American Horror Story season "Coven." ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“Jump on the Streetcar and in 5-10 minutes you are at a beatiful mansion donated and transformed into the "Latter' public library, one of the great ones in NOLA's public library system. if you get on the streetcar going the other direction on the Streetcar and go to the small library named the 'Nix' library (near Oak Street + Carrolton)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Library
“In front of the Alvar Library, there are "Blue Bikes" which you can rent for the hour, or by the day. Must create an account and download the app. More info at www.bluebikesnola.com”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“The Cita Dennis Hubbell Branch of the New Orleans Public Library is a Carnegie library dating from 1907, and the city's oldest public library.”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
“This Chartres St. location is likely to have a current exhibit of interest.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Like the Dome and the Convention Center, I am just providing a map in case you need it. However, there is a large branch library on St. Charles Avenue further uptown. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Wonderful new renovation of beautiful neighborhood library, new cafe, children's section, easy to get to.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Wonderful new renovation of beautiful neighborhood library, new cafe, children's section, easy to get to.”
  • 1 local recommends