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New Orleans and Louisiana Historic Homes

Longue Vue House and GardensLongue Vue House and Gardens - New Orleans - Longue Vue features Classical Revival style buildings and landscaped gardens, a magnificent collection of European and American decorative and fine arts pieces, museum exhibits, entertaining tours, educational programs, and a delightful museum shop. The Longue Vue House is one of the last great houses to be custom-built in America, taking the Platt brothers three years (1939-1942) to create.
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Related Categories: Louisiana Plantation Tours - New Orleans Attractions - New Orleans/Louisiana Tours - New Orleans Museums

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New Orleans - This is the jump off point for many bus tours.
Westbank - Directly across the Mississippi River from New Orleans and closest to the city.
NorthShore - Across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans.
Cajun - Cajun Communities nearest to New Orleans. Most are about 30 minutes from town.
Thin Blue Letters - In Louisiana but more than 60 miles from New Orleans.

1850 House - New Orleans, Louisiana - To illustrate the landmark's historical significance, the State Museum has re-created what one of the residences would have looked like during the Antebellum era when the Baroness Pontalba first opened her doors. Faithfully furnished with domestic goods, decorative arts and art of the period, the 1850 House depicts middle class family life during the most prosperous period in New Orleans' history.

Audubon State Historic Site - St. Francisville, Louisiana - State Historic site of Oakley House, a West Indies-style home which was a natural setting for John Audubon who painted 32 of his famous "Birds of America.". There is a formal garden, outbuildings, and a trail.

Centenary State Historic Site - Jackson, Louisiana - You can tour the campus of the oldest college in Louisiana. Explore the 1837 barracks style dorm and a Civil War cemetery.

Degas House (circa 1852) - New Orleans, Louisiana - America's Premier Art Bed & Breakfast. Event facilities and tours. The only home or studio of the French Impressionist Master open to the public in the World.

Destrehan Plantation - Destrehan, Louisiana - The oldest documented plantation house in the lower Mississippi Valley. Offers tours, private events, gift shop, and history information.

Fort Jackson National Historical Monument - Buras, Louisiana - Fort Jackson is situated 32 nautical miles from the Gulf of Mexico, 22 miles from the lighthouse at the head of the passes, and 65 miles in a southeasterly direction from New Orleans.

Fort Pike National Historical Monument - New Orleans, Louisiana - Begun in 1819 and completed in 1826, Fort Pike was named for the explorer and soldier General Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813) whose name is also attached to Pike's Peak in the Rocky Mountains. Fort Pike is the first of the Third System fortifications, a group of brick and masonry structures built between 1816 and 1867. The fort was designed to withstand attack from land or sea.

Gallier Historic House - New Orleans, Louisiana - In 1857, esteemed New Orleans architect, James Gallier, Jr., put his considerable talent to work designing a residence of his own. Experience this wonderfully furnished home with its detailed garden, elegant carriageway, and restored slave quarters.

Grevenberg House - Franklin, Louisiana - In 1972, the Grevemberg House Museum held official opening ceremonies. The initial goal of saving the house was accomplished, and in 1980, the Grevemberg House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hermann-Grima House - New Orleans, Louisiana - Prior to the Civil War, prosperous Creole families enjoyed an elegant lifestyle in the Vieux Carré. Walk through this meticulously restored residence and experience the Golden Age of New Orleans.

Historic House Museums in Louisiana - Hurricane Katrina hit one of the most historic areas in our country, and damaged countless historic homes. The Foundation for Historical Louisiana has set up a restricted fund where monies will be earmarked for the physical restoration and preservation needed on scores of treasured homes, historic neighborhoods, and landmarks.

Historic Natchitoches - Natchitoches, Louisiana - That quaint and perky town in the movie Steel Magnolias is real! Experience the charm of the original French colony in Louisiana, established 1714 and well known as the film site of "Steel Magnolias". Discover our Landmark Historic District with shopping, dining, and attractions plus historic fort sites, museums, and year around cultural events and festivals. Natchitoches is also recognized as the Bed & Breakfast Capital of Louisiana and home to the Cane River Creole National Historical Park at Oakland & Magnolia Plantations. The National Trust named our town one of the 2005 "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" for Historic Preservation.

Kent Plantation House, ca. 1796 - Alexandria, Louisiana - Historic plantation house with French and Spanish colonial history in Alexandria Louisiana, for tourists and locals.

Locust Grove State Historic Site - St. Francisville, Louisiana - One acre cemetery containing graves of General Eleazer Ripley, from the war of 1812 and of Sarah Knox Taylor - the wife of Jefferson Davis.

Longue Vue House and Gardens - New Orleans - Longue Vue features Classical Revival style buildings and landscaped gardens, a magnificent collection of European and American decorative and fine arts pieces, museum exhibits, entertaining tours, educational programs, and a delightful museum shop. The Longue Vue House is one of the last great houses to be custom-built in America, taking the Platt brothers three years (1939-1942) to create.

Louisiana's Old State Capitol - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 100 North Blvd. at River Road. This building has been recognized for its architecture and has played a major role in Louisiana's political and governmental history.

Louisiana Winter Quarters - Newellton, Louisiana - A State owned historic Plantation, A Lone Survivor of the War Between the States - Louisiana Office of State Parks.

Madame John's Legacy - New Orleans, Louisiana - Madame John's Legacy at 632 Dumaine Street in the historic French Quarter is one of the finest 18th century building complexes in Louisiana.

Magnolia Mound Plantation - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Magnolia Mound Plantation is a rare survivor of the vernacular architecture influenced by early settlers from France and the West Indies. This venerable landmark is unique in southern Louisiana not simply because of its age, quality of restoration or outstanding collection, but because it is still a vital part of the community.

Old Governor's Mansion - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Come and visit Louisiana's own "Southern Whitehouse" built for Huey P. Long in 1930. The Old Governor’s Mansion is a historic house museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places, an elegant venue for special events, and serves as the headquarters for the Foundation for Historical Louisiana.

Plaquemine Historic District - Plaquemine, Louisiana - 23640 Railroad Ave. Enjoy walking tours in this quaint town in Southern Louisiana.

Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site - Plaquemine, Louisiana - 57730 Main St. Check out the facilities which have the original lockhouse (1909) and a visitor center along with the locks which made it possible to travel between the Mississippi River and Bayou Plaquemine.

Port Hudson State Historic Site - Jackson, Louisiana - Walk along the six miles of trails at Port Hudson State Historic Site and you'll be back in the turbulent days of the War Between the States.

Preservation Resource Center - New Orleans, Louisiana - Founded in 1974, the Preservation Resource Center is the authority on the preservation and restoration of historic homes and neighborhoods in New Orleans. Five years after Katrina, the PRC is leading the way in sustainable rebuilding.

Southdown Plantation House - Houma, Louisiana - Southdown Plantation House is a 19th-century sugar manor house and home to the Terrebonne Museum of history and culture. It was built in 1859 as a one-story Greek Revival house by sugar planter William J. Minor.

Talbot Historic Properties - New Orleans, Louisiana - Find historic New Orleans properties for sale as well as historic French Quarter properties.

USS KIDD and Veterans Memorial - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Come aboard this restored WWII destroyer, visit the veterans museum and the submarine exhibit.

Williams Research Center - New Orleans, Louisiana - City architect Edgar Angelo Christy designed the 1915 Beaux Arts structure, which initially functioned as a a police station and municipal courthouse. Today the façade and the reading room—which occupies the former courtroom—are suggestive of the building's earlier design, although the remaining floor space has been reordered to operate as secure, climate-controlled storage.

Winter Quarters State Historic Site - St. Joseph, Louisiana - stands today as a rare survivor of the ravages of the Civil War. The large, airy structure is the only one of its kind along the banks of scenic Lake St. Joseph to remain as a reflection of Louisiana's Antebellum cotton plantation.

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