New Orleans is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make New Orleans one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. New Orleans is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in New Orleans or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of New Orleans. Explore the historical monuments of New Orleans with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this New Orleans guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in New Orleans page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of New Orleans.
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Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA, USA
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Frenchmen Street is located close to the Bourbon street and is the best way to soak in the nightlife and the shopping pulse of New Orleans.
The Frenchmen streetsis loved for its live music haunts and you will often find locals and tourists here dancing to some fabulous local bands not just in clubs but out on the streets as well. The food compl...
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726 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
08:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Preservation hall is the only venue where you can here Traditional New Orleans Jazz concerts and is the center of the city’s Jazz music culture.
The Preservation hall is noted for the revival of dying Jazz music during the 1950’s and in the early 60’s- With a handful of jazz artists,started arranging rehearsal sessions which s...
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533 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
09:30 am - 04:30 pm
The Historic New Orleans Collectionconsists of historical buildings and all its stories to keep the history of New Orleans and the Gulf South alive. The institution was established in the 1960’s and includes many historic buildings in the French Quarter and has about a million items spanning over 3 centuries!
The Williams Gallery, the Louisia...
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425 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States
09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Located close to the French Quarter, the St. Louis Cemetery No.1 is listed in National Register of Historic Places. The cemetery was established in in the late 18th century and is the resting place of some of the best known icons of New Orleans.
Etienne de Bore, Daniel Clark, Paul Morphy and Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau are all buried here. The highli...
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Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Magazine Street is a shopper’s paradise. Small boutiques that sell one of a kind products, antique shops that make for a great way to gift shop, craft shops where you can buy small handmade goods and art galleries that showcase breath-taking art in all forms- nothing gets better than this.
The whole street’s hustle-bustle comes to life ...
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Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA, USA
Bourbon Street is the tourist centre in New Orleans and the nightlife here is one of the highlights! With a stream of Pubs, Strip clubs, Bars, Burlesque clubs and Cafes that line the bustling street and neon lights that light up the street in electric colours, you will love just how lively this part of New Orleans is.
The famous Mardi Gras takes pl...
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South Maestri St., New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
Lafayette Square is the second oldest square in New Orleans and was designed in the late 18th century by Charles Laveau Trudeau. The place is used for corporate events, is a preferred spot for parade-watching during the Mardi Gras and hosts the annually held ‘Wednesday Jazz festival’ which is quiet popular.
The square park is spread acr...
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5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
The Metairie Cemetery is known for its elaborate tombstones and structures which are found all around the 150 acre cemetery.
Formerly a race track, today the place- even though a resting place for the dead, is visited for the Brunswig mausoleum, the Moriarty monument, Estelle Theleman Hyams monument and many other highlights.
The Moriarty monument ...
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1427 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
07:00 am - 03:00 pm
The Lafayette Cemetery No.1 is the resting place for many famous personalities including Judge Ferguson of the Plessy vs Ferguson, the Brunie family (known for their contribution to Jazz music) and Brigadier General Harry T. Hays who led the 1st Louisiana Brigade. Movies Double Jeopardy in 1999 and Dracula 2000 in 2000 are filmed at this cemetery. ...
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2041 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States
08:00 am - 06:45 pm
The Old River Road Plantation Adventure is where time has stood still and where the stories of Creole, slave auction, maroons, slave revolts and Voodoo come to life and engross you with its history.
The place preserves the slave cabins, the historic grounds and the San Francisco mansion and a tour here with a professional guide takes you through on...
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101 Morgan St, New Orleans, LA 70114, United States
06:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sailing the Mississippi river is intrinsic to the New Orleans experience and the Canal Street / Algiers Ferry has a history of sailing the river since 1827!
The ferry rides make for a perfect way to see the city light up after dark and if you are travelling with children, the rides are apt for your curious kids.
The surrounding neighbourhood of Alg...
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3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
The St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 is the most elaborate of the 3 cemeteries and consists of beautiful 19th century marble tombs that are its highlight. The Cemetery was built in 1854 and is the final resting place of composer Paul Sarebresole, photographer E. J. Bellocq and painter Ralston Crawford.
The cemetery has a Greek Orthodox section and the loca...
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7 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Storyland gets all your iconic children’s stories to life and as you explore Captain Hook’s ship, take a seat in Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage, meet the three pigs and enter the mouth of a whale, you revisit a part of your childhood for sure.
The place is perfect to spend a few hours in the evenings- especially if you are visiting...
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1132 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
10:00 am - 03:00 pm
The Gallier House is a restored house designed and built by prominent architect James Gallier Jr. in the year 1860. Gallier’s modernistic innovations in engineering and architecture are seen throughout the property. A must see for architecture buffs.
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630 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
09:00 am - 05:15 pm
Selling authentic antique furniture, silver, clocks, porcelain artefacts, glass, canes, music boxes, fine art paintings and sculptures and real, precious jewellery by some of the most renowned designers from all over the world, a visit to M.S. Rau Antiques,completes the New Orleans experience.
If you are an avid antique-collector or simply want to ...