“Edgar and Edith Stern were energized by two ideas–beauty and civic responsibility–and the intersection of the two is exemplified in their serene home and gardens, Longue Vue. It was built to be their private residence, which it was for almost four decades, but also to become a civic and public treasure, which it is today.”

-Walter Isaacson, President & CEO, The Aspen Institute

T oday, 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 unparalleled collection of Louisiana irises and an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages. Longue Vue is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday for tours, special occasions, and educational and community programs.


Inspired by our humanitarian and artistic legacy, Longue Vue’s mission is to be a leader in the advancement of innovative thought, creative expression and life-long learning, and to engage our resources and exceptional setting to stimulate discussion and action on issues of social justice and community responsibility.


In the future, Longue Vue will be renowned and sustained for its programs and partnerships that inspire people to advancements in their life-long learning and actions in support of creative expression, social justice and community responsibility.