Attractions

Historic Building in French Quarter

Beauregard-Keyes House

This 1826 Greek Revival house is named for its two most famous former inhabitants. Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard commanded the artillery battery that fired the first shots at Fort Sumter in C…
Historic Building in New Orleans

Steamboat Houses

In a city with no shortage of wonderfully different architecture, the Steamboat Houses of the Lower Ninth Ward truly stand out. Built in the early 20th century by the Doullut family, a clan tied to working steamboat…
Historic Site in Tremé-Lafitte

Congo Square

In Louis Armstrong Park, Congo Sq was a Sunday gathering spot for slaves under the French Code Noir. For one day of the week, the enslaved could sing the songs and practice the cultural traditions of the continent t…
Historic Building in French Quarter

1850 House Museum

The 1850 House is one of the apartments in the lower Pontalba Building. Madame Micaëla Pontalba, aristocratic daughter of Don Andrés Almonaster y Roxas, built these long rows of red-brick apartments flanking the upp…
Historic Building in French Quarter

Ursuline Convent

One of the few surviving French Colonial buildings in New Orleans, this lovely convent is worth a tour for its architectural virtues and its small museum of Catholic bric-a-brac. After a five-month voyage from Rouen…
Historic Building in French Quarter

Gallier House Museum

Many New Orleans buildings owe their existence, either directly or by design, to James Gallier Sr and Jr, who added Greek Revivalist, British and American accents to the Quarter’s French, Spanish and Creole architec…
Historic Building in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Pitot House

The Pitot House, perched prettily beside Bayou St John, is an excellent example of classical French New Orleans architecture. Constructed circa 1799, it's the only Creole Colonial house along the bayou that is open …
Historic Building in French Quarter

Hermann-Grima House

Samuel Hermann, a Jewish merchant who married a Catholic woman, introduced the American-style Federal design to the Quarter in 1831. Hermann sold the house in 1844 to slaveholder Judge Grima after Hermann reportedly…
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…
Historic Building in CBD & Warehouse District

Gallier Hall

Architect James Gallier Sr designed this Greek-Revival structure, dedicated in 1853. It served as New Orleans’ city hall until the 1950s and far outclasses the city’s current one (a few blocks away). Today the build…