Tickets & Tours 

Longue Vue is open Monday through Saturday 9:30AM-5PM for visits and guided tours. Tours take place on the hour and are scheduled upon check-in. 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 Curator Tour.

On the first Sunday of each month, Longue Vue is open during the afternoon with free garden admission for Louisiana families. Click here to register for next month’s Free Family Sunday event in the gardens.

Discount Policy: The gardens and house of Longue Vue were envisioned by the Stern family as a community resource. If our admission presents an obstacle to your garden visit or house tour, please email Director of Audience Experience Neana Collins at with the number in your group and the amount you are comfortable paying.

For City Go Pass, NARM, and other reciprocal or pass holders, please register upon arrival.


Experience Ellen Biddle Shipman‘s National Historic Landmark gardens, one of the most important landscapes of the 20th century Country Place era. 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. Click here to learn more about Shipman and our gardens.

$10 per person, FREE for all members



In addition to Longue Vue’s landscape, Ellen Shipman designed the interiors of the Stern family home, open by guided tour only. The house is a marvel of early 20th-century technology, design, and social progress and is furnished with original collections of 18th and 19th century antiques, textiles, and ceramics. Click here to learn more about our historic house museum and current exhibits.

$25 per person; FREE for members at the Ellen level and above




Enjoy the full Longue Vue experience with our guided tour of the main house and and introduction to the surrounding gardens. Learn how the Sterns used their uniquely designed home to enjoy the interiors and exteriors harmoniously. This tour includes the exhibit Be [the Light (Between Earth and Sky)].

$30 per person


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 Neana Collins 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 Garden Cafe

Open Monday to Saturday

from 9:30AM to 4PM

Longue Vue Visitor Center & Museum Store

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.