Historical Landmarks & Museums

With a history that dates back to 1718, many landmarks populate the city of New Orleans. There's Jackson Square with the statue of Andrew Jackson at its center. Other historical sites include St. Louis Cathedral, Layfayette Cemetery and the plantation homes of the Garden District.

We also can't overlook the museums that share so much of New Orleans history and culture with visitors, from the Cabildo to the Voodoo Museum. For a look into the past of The Big Easy, make sure to visit some of these attractions.   

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

423 Canal St. New Orleans LA 70130 U.S.

Feed your curiosity for insects (figuratively and literally) at this New Orleans museum.

Audubon Park

6500 Magazine St. New Orleans LA 70118 U.S.

To enjoy recreational activity, head to Audubon Park where you'll find tennis courts, riding stables, a golf club and more.

The Cabildo

701 Chartres St. New Orleans LA 70116 U.S.

During the Spanish colonial period, The Cabildo was the seat of the New Orleans government.

National World War II Museum

945 Magazine St. New Orleans LA 70130 U.S.

Learn about the perseverance of the American spirit during World War II and remember the soldiers that fought for their country.

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

724 Dumaine St. New Orleans LA 70116 U.S.

Artifacts, pictures, altars, paintings and dolls related to the voodoo tradition and Marie Laveau are on display.

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

514 Chartres St. New Orleans LA 70130 U.S.

Located in the Vieux Carré Historic District, the rich history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana is the subject at this museum.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp St. New Orleans LA 70130 U.S.

The Ogden Museum brings together the most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world.

Trolley Tour

2817 Canal St. New Orleans LA 70119 U.S.

Exploring New Orleans aboard a streetcar is a one-of-a-kind experience.