Tickets & Tours

Longue Vue is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30AM to 5PM for visits and guided tours. Tours are scheduled upon check-in, on a first-come, first-served basis and based on availability. Tours take place on the hour and the last tours of the day start at 4PM.

The first Friday of every month brings a special opportunity to tour the gardens with Amy Graham, Director of Gardens, and the family home and auxiliary structures with Lenora Costa, Curator and Historian. Click here to register for a First Friday Tour.

On the first Sunday of each month, Longue Vue opens to offer free garden admission to all Louisiana families from 1PM to 5PM. Click here to register for next month’s Free Family Sunday event in the gardens.

For City Go Pass, NARM, and other reciprocal or pass holders, please register upon arrival. Please note that NARM reciprocal benefits extend to members of NARM institutions 75+ miles from Longue Vue only. Email Susan Hudlow at for more information.

For inquiries about dates and tour times not available through the links below, please email



Set your own pace on a self-guided stroll through the gardens and grounds, bring a picnic to enjoy under the shade of the majestic Oak Allée, or explore the interactive children’s Discovery Garden.

$10 per person, FREE for annual members



Our guided tour of the gardens includes both horticultural and historical information and insights into eight acres of Ellen Shipman-designed gardens.

Our guided tour of the main house lets visitors see the rooms that hosted lively discussions that influenced education, healthcare and the arts in 20th century New Orleans. House is furnished with the original collections of 18th and 19th century antiques, textiles, and ceramic collection. The tour includes the exhibit Longue Vue: A Love Story, in the former kitchen of the family home, now a formal exhibit space.

$20 per person; FREE for annual members



Enjoy the full Longue Vue experience with our guided tour of the main house and surrounding gardens lets visitors learn how the Sterns used their uniquely designed home to enjoy the interiors and exteriors harmoniously. The tour includes the exhibit Longue Vue: A Love Story.

$25 per person; FREE for annual members



All tickets are non-refundable; reservations can be rescheduled with a minimum 24-hour notice.

Groups of 15 or more may request a group rate by emailing Anna Bell Jones at

Longue Vue is no longer requiring our guests to wear masks indoors or outdoors. We ask that guests continue to wash and sanitize hands regularly, social distance when appropriate, and not visit Longue Vue if they are feeling sick. Click here for more about safety measures on site, and email with any questions.

After your professionally guided house tour, or in between self-guided strolls of the gardens,

visit these other features that Longue Vue has to offer during your day trip.


Edith & Edgar’s Museum Cafe

Open Monday to Saturday

from 9:30AM to 3:30PM

Longue Vue Museum Store & Visitor Center

Open Monday to Saturday

from 10AM to 4PM

Garden Guide

Download this map and wander around the historic grounds of Longue Vue on your own. Find native plants, the Wild Garden, the Walled Garden, the Discovery Garden, and more.