THINGS TO DO AND SEE
*1850 House: Part of the Louisiana State Museums. 523 St Ann St. in the Lower Pontalba Building, the 1850 House is a recreation of an ante-bellum New Orleans town home furnished with museum collection items. Self-directed tours.
*Absinthe House: 238 Bourbon St. Built in 1806, in 1890 it became the Old Absinthe House, famous for its drink, the Absinthe Frappe.
*African American MUSEUM of Art, Culture and History (The Villa): The museum is housed in the Meilleur-Goldthwaite House. Built in 1828-29 by Simon Meilleur. it is probably the finest example of Creole villa construction in the city (West Indies, French Colonial style).
*Amistad Research Center: African American archives and museum. FREE. Monday through Saturday, 9:30am-4:30pm, 6823 St. Charles Avenue.
*Antique shops scattered over the French Quarter
*ANTIQUES and boutiques on Magazine Street, this 6 mile long street of antiques, specialty shops and restaurants. Get there by car, taxicab bus or streetcar.
*Frenchman St. with all its Jazz clubs
*Aquarium of the Americas. Located on the levee beside the Mississippi River @ the foot of Canal St. The Aquarium is home to more than 7,500 species of fish.
*The Ursuline Convent
*The Williams Research Center
*The Old U.S. Mint LA State Museum.
*New Orleans Athletic Club is the 2nd oldest club in the USA, founded in 1872. 222 N. Rampart St., 525-2375. Reciprocal privileges with clubs nationwide.
*Audubon Zoo, Take St. Charles Streetcar to Park, then walk 1.5 miles through the park to zoo.
*AUDUBON PARK: Beautiful place to walk through from St. Charles Ave. Streetcar to the zoo. Lots of joggers, families with children playing, babies being strolled, walk paths, HUGE live Oak trees.Avis,523-4317, 800-331-1212,
*The Backstreet Cultural Museum is the essence of New Orleans. Its historic location is filled with exhibits reflecting aspects of the unique cultural traditions and institutions of African-American culture. 1116 St. Claude Ave.
*Beauregard-Keyes House: (1826)– 1113 Chartres St. One time residence of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard and later the home of novelist Frances Parkinson Keyes.
*Cafe' Du Monde
*Botanical Garden in City Park
*Cabildo MUSEUM (1799)–701 Chartres St. – Exhibits Louisiana history from exploration through the Civil War.
*Royal Carriages, for private carriage tours
*Harrah’s Casino, at the intersection of Canal and Poydras streets. 512 S. Peters.
*The historic cemeteries nearest the French Quarter are St. Louis #1
*Central Grocery: The muffuletta sandwich a New Orleans specialty item, which Central claims to have invented. 923 Decatur
*Chalmette Battlefield: 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Meraux
*City Park , Storyland amusement area, small amusement park with antique carousel and miniature train ride through park, Botanical Gradens, Sculpture Gardens
*Paddlewheel boats on Mississippi River
*FERRY RIDE: ride the free pedestrian ferry shuttle to historic Algiers Pointe
*French Market/flea market
*IMAX Theatre at the Aquarium
*Lake Ponchartrain (By car or bicycle) beautiful view of lake
*Mardi Gras World
*Preservation Hall: nature center (by car)
*Swamp tours (by car or tours pick up at B&B)
*City Park: New Orleans' City Park is the fifth largest urban park in America. 1,500 acres of magnificent, centuries-old Live Oak trees (look for the famous Dueling Oak)
*New Orleans Museum of Art
*MUSEUM of the American Cocktail
*New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, 514 Chartres St
*Contemporary Arts Center (CAC): 900 Camp St.
*Orleans School of Cooking: 524 St. Louis St. Orleans. 504-861-5898
*St. Louis Cathedral (Roman Catholic) @ Jackson Square (FQ): circa 1793. Masses Sunday 9am, 11am. Monday-Saturday, 7:30am, Saturday 5pm.
*Faulkner's House: 624 Pirates Alley - William Faulkner (1949 Nobel Literary Prize Winner) lived in this four story building in 1925 where he penned his first novel.
*Southern Food and Beverage Museum: Entrance is the Julia St. Side of Riverwalk Marketplace. Open Monday
*The Gallier House MUSEUM (1857) 1118-1132 Royal St.
*Haunted History Tours
*Le Petit Theater :600 St. Peters
*Mardi Gras World: Where floats are made Shuttle is free from Casino/Hilton, at the end of the convention center buildings.
*Musee Conti Historical Wax Museum: 917 Conti St
*Pitot House Museum: 18th century plantation house on Bayou St. John. 1440 Moss St\RELIGIOUS
*Our Lady of Guadelope church on N. Rampart St. During the yellow fever epidemic in 1800s, this was built as the mortuary church. Now they have a Jazz Mass at 11:30am Sundays. It also is the International of St. Jude.
*Near by thing to see are Swamp tours and Plantation tours.
We work closely with private, licensed Tour Guides who can provide tours that go beyond the ordinary. Arrangements for these tours must be made in advance and we will be happy to make those arrangements for you.
We will also be happy to arrange tours with the larger tour companies, who provide Plantation and Swamp tours that require transportation.