Longue Vue House and Gardens

Longue Vue House and Gardens

Longue Vue House and Gardens
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages. From art to architecture, gardens to gift shop, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Longue Vue. Longue Vue is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The last house tour is at 4 p.m. Tours start at $12.00 for the day. Discounts for groups, seniors, and children are available.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Lakeview
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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  • Anonymous855
    1,738 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful home and adqequate gardens...little confusing to find
    Staff was very nice and knowledgeable; we paid for the house tour only and self-guided in the garden which turned out to work well. Tour moves along very quickly, I would have enjoyed a bit more detail and lingering but the guide answered all of my questions. Gift shop was actually quite nice and I'm not a shopper. Overall, if you want something that was NOT a plantation that has unique character and you can afford the $25 pp, I would recommend it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
  • ShaFlorida
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My children's favorite part of our trip
    We did so much in New Orleans, and this was my children's favorite place we visited. We were surprised at how child-friendly this home is! They even have a Children's Garden with hula hoops, a maze, etc. that we enjoyed while waiting for our tour. The entire staff was so friendly and helpful and willing to answer my children's questions. Our guide was phenomenal, keeping the children's attention. The gardens were also delightful. This greatly surpassed our expectations.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 10, 2023
  • WPLandry
    Fairfax, Virginia558 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil gardens
    We spent the morning exploring the gardens. This is not a tremendous area to cover, so you can view the gardens in about an hour, but you can also linger and spend as much time as you wish. There are benches where you can just sit and relax, enjoying this tranquil escape from the city. Everything is well-maintained. The staff are so lovely. We were eagerly welcomed and received a thorough explanation of the grounds and tour options. We decided only to see the gardens this trip, but plan to see the house in the future. Everyone was so kind and helpful if we had questions. They also have a great children's exhibit where kids can learn about herbs, vegetables, flowers, worms, and much more. I highly recommend a visit here. If we lived here, I would purchase a membership so we could go all the time!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 29, 2024
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CAD6666
New Orleans, LA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
Beautiful gardens and fountains.... I attend Tai Chi every Saturday and it is so peaceful.....The staff is very friendly and you can walk the grounds and see all the different types of plants and flowers. Very relaxing
Written July 11, 2024
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ozpix
Australia504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Grand historical home. Tour guide was great and it was nice to hear so much history about the place and the people that built it, etc.
Written June 19, 2024
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WPLandry
Fairfax, VA558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We spent the morning exploring the gardens. This is not a tremendous area to cover, so you can view the gardens in about an hour, but you can also linger and spend as much time as you wish. There are benches where you can just sit and relax, enjoying this tranquil escape from the city. Everything is well-maintained. The staff are so lovely. We were eagerly welcomed and received a thorough explanation of the grounds and tour options. We decided only to see the gardens this trip, but plan to see the house in the future. Everyone was so kind and helpful if we had questions. They also have a great children's exhibit where kids can learn about herbs, vegetables, flowers, worms, and much more. I highly recommend a visit here. If we lived here, I would purchase a membership so we could go all the time!
Written March 29, 2024
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Judith C
Austin, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Lovely home and gardens. Highly recommend going in the March-April timeframe to catch the Azaleas and Hydrangeas in bloom.
Written February 28, 2024
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Erica
Surry, ME333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Incredible property and maintained gardens. Blew the botanical garden out of the water. Skip that and come here. You will love it.
Written December 6, 2023
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ShaFlorida
Florida40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We did so much in New Orleans, and this was my children's favorite place we visited. We were surprised at how child-friendly this home is! They even have a Children's Garden with hula hoops, a maze, etc. that we enjoyed while waiting for our tour. The entire staff was so friendly and helpful and willing to answer my children's questions. Our guide was phenomenal, keeping the children's attention. The gardens were also delightful. This greatly surpassed our expectations.
Written August 10, 2023
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,738 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Staff was very nice and knowledgeable; we paid for the house tour only and self-guided in the garden which turned out to work well. Tour moves along very quickly, I would have enjoyed a bit more detail and lingering but the guide answered all of my questions. Gift shop was actually quite nice and I'm not a shopper. Overall, if you want something that was NOT a plantation that has unique character and you can afford the $25 pp, I would recommend it.
Written July 15, 2023
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Daydream715046
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Our tour guide on Sunday highly recommended seeing Longue Vue House. We took an Uber out and spent the morning touring this wonderful and historic grand home.

Built by 2 very wealthy heirs, one from the Sears fortune, the other from a cotton fortune. The architect and landscape architect on this mansion missed nothing.

Our tour docent, Cindy made sure WE missed nothing. Cindy is a wealth of information and made sure we took our time and saw every little detail in the home.

Vantage points and axises were the key to taking in every detail of the estate. Cindy has a very trained eye and helped us to see all of the finest details throughout the property.

We never felt rushed and were allowed to stroll and take still photos as we desired. This tour is truly worth the money and we encourage everyone to take it with Cindy.
Written May 24, 2023
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JackieDS5
Midland Park, NJ155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This venue is a little farther out of the French Quarter, but we were able to get there via streetcar and a walk. There is a parking lot so if you have a car you are all set. You can do a self guided tour of the gardens, which are quite lovely and have several impressive water features, as well as a variety of plants, some of which were beautifully fragrant when we were visiting. There are lots of great spots for photo ops, but most importantly the gardens are just lovely and relaxing - a great way to spend an hour or two. We also did the house tour which was equally interesting. There's a little welcome house where you can get a beverage, and there's also cold water available at the water fountain/bottle filling station. The staff is friendly and welcoming as well. Highly recommend.
Written April 30, 2023
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Tina W
Paducah, KY597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The gardens and house was absolutely beautiful, but what we loved the most was our fabulous tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and interesting, with lots of side stories and nuggets that made it (seem, at least) tailored to our group. We ended up leisurely walking the grounds for hours. Do not pass this up. We have gone to several of the plantation houses in the area, and we enjoyed this more (it is not a plantation house, FYI).
Written April 15, 2023
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