Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a visit to Longue Vue House will surely take you to a trip back to the 1930s. The sprawling estate was originally owned by Edith and Edgar Stern, a well-known couple in the history of New Orleans. An 8-acre, well-manicured garden surrounds the Classical Revival-style mansion. Longue Vue is open daily for tours except on national holidays.
Things to Do
- Bring the family for a tour of the house and the gardens. The house has a lot of lovely rooms including a Flower Arranging Room, an Art Gallery, a Drawing Room, and a Wrapping Room. Join docent-led tours held in an hourly basis.
- Go around the 14 garden areas including a Discovery Garden for kids and a Wild Garden. There are caretakers assigned for each area and they will guide you through the gardens, tell you about the plants growing in the area, and give you more details about the history of the house.
- Get your kids to sign up for different educational programs aiming to promote the beauty of gardens to kids. There's Little Diggers and Kinder Garden program for toddlers, Scout Programs, and Summer Camp. Also check out their Events page for upcoming exhibits.
- Visit the gift shop and purchase decorations for your souvenir.
Longue Vue House and Gardens Insider Tips
- Guests are not allowed to take photos inside the house.
- Parking is free.