Faubourg Marigny & Bywater attractions

Park in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Crescent Park

This waterfront park is our favorite spot in the city for taking in the Mississippi. Enter over the enormous arch at Piety and Chartres Sts, or at the steps at Marigny and N Peters Sts, and watch the fog blanket the…
Street in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Frenchmen Street

The ‘locals' Bourbon St’ is how Frenchmen St is usually described to those who want to know where New Orleanians listen to music. The predictable result? Frenchmen St is now packed with out-of-towners each weekend. …
Market in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Palace Market

Independent artists and artisans line this alleyway market, which has built a reputation as one of the better spots in town to find a unique gift to take home as your New Orleans souvenir. The selections include T-s…
Market in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Art Garden

Art Garden is an arts-bazaar space filled with painters working on their projects while you shop. It's a good spot to find unique or limited-edition work from local artists, and is a nice respite from the bustle of …
Market in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Healing Center

The bright-orange Healing Center is a sort of warehouse of all things organic, spiritual, New Age and consciousness-raising. Inside, you'll find yoga studios, performance spaces, a sustainable food co-op, and a cent…
Historic Site in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Plessy v Ferguson Plaque

This plaque marks the site where Homer Plessy, in a carefully orchestrated act of civil disobedience, tried to board a whites-only train car. That action led to the 1896 Plessy v Ferguson trial, which legalized segr…
Monument in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Ninth Ward Victory Arch

Walk down Burgundy street in Bywater and, seemingly out of nowhere, an Arc de Triomphe–style monument stands next to a high school football field. Oddly imposing and showing signs of neglect, this is the Ninth Ward …
Museum in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Voodoo Spiritual Temple

Mexican crucifix? Check. Tibetan mandala? Ditto. Balinese Garuda? Why not? Miriam William’s voodoo temple is a mash-up of global religions, New Age mysticism, and, of course, voodoo. The temple is big on the tour-gr…
Gardens in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Press Street Gardens

The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts runs this plot of land as part of its culinary education program. You'll find wandering chickens, placid goats and rows of organic vegetables used for educating the next gene…
Park in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Washington Square Park

Also known as ‘Marigny Green,' this park is a popular spot for locals to play with their dogs, toss Frisbees and, based on the frequent smell, smoke things that aren’t cigarettes. There’s a touching HIV/AIDS memoria…