Attractions

Top Choice Cemetery in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Lafayette Cemetery No 1

Of all the cemeteries in New Orleans, Lafayette exudes the strongest sense of subtropical Southern Gothic. The stark contrast of moldering crypts and gentle decay with the forceful fertility of the fecund greenery i…
Museum in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

We dare say Mardi Gras World is one of the happiest places in New Orleans by day – but at night it must turn into a terrifying fun-house. It’s all those faces: the dragons, clowns, kings and fairies, leering and dea…
Area in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Irish Channel

The name Irish Channel is a bit of a misnomer. Although this historic neighborhood, which borders the Garden Districts, was settled by poor Irish immigrants fleeing the 1840s potato famine, many German and African A…
Museum in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Southern Food & Beverage Museum

You don't have to be a gourmet or mixologist to enjoy this made-from-scratch museum, which celebrates Southern cooking and cocktails with exhibits – some fascinating, others less so – sourced from every state south …
Arts Center in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Ashé Cultural Arts Center

An important anchor for the local African American community, Ashé (from a Yoruba word that could loosely be translated as ‘Amen’) regularly showcases performances, art and photography exhibitions, movie screenings …
Park in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Coliseum Square

Much of the Lower Garden District was designed as a settlement zone for those Americans who began arriving in New Orleans after the Louisiana Purchase. Coliseum Square was envisaged as a sort of triangular village g…
Historic Building in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

House of Broel

Built in the 1850s, this historical home is a bit of a fun-house. The entire two-story building was elevated in 1884 – not for fear of floods, but so the new owner could throw elaborate parties for his three daughte…
Museum in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

McKenna Museum of African American Art

Although the displayed work at this beautiful two-story institution comes from all over the African diaspora, most of it was created by local New Orleans artists. Images of Mardi Gras and the New Orleans music scene…
Historic Building in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

St Vincent’s Infant Asylum

This large red-brick orphanage was built in 1864 with assistance from federal troops occupying the city. It helped relieve the overcrowded orphanages filled with youngsters of all races who had lost their parents to…
Historic Building in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Grace King House

Behind a handsome wrought-iron fence, this papaya-hued house was named for the Louisiana historian and author who lived here from 1905 to 1932. It was built in 1847 by banker Frederick Rodewald and features Greek Io…