Founded by philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern, 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 in New Orleans and an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages.

This National Historic Landmark serves as one of New Orleans’ premier education and cultural resources. Longue Vue is open seven days a week for tours of the home and gardens, special events and programs.

In Fall 2015, Longue Vue released its latest book, “Longue Vue House and Gardens: The Architecture, Interiors, and Gardens of New Orleans’ Most Celebrated Estate.” Published by Rizzoli, the book was written by Charles Davey and Carol McMichael Reese with photography by Tina Freeman. Read more about it.

Mission
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.

Vision
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.