Your house, your gardens
NEW PROTOCOLS WHEN VISITING LONGUE VUE
Longue Vue is open by reservation and timed entry.
When visiting Longue Vue, you will notice some changes, including:
- Social distancing and facial covering reminders
- Restroom restrictions
- Hand sanitizer stations
- Reception is located in the Entrance Court, at the front of campus.
- Facial coverings must be worn when arriving at Longue Vue. We realize that for much of your time at Longue Vue, you may not be in proximity to others and may wish to remove a mask. Please understand that our site policy is that all staff and visitors must wear a mask at all times that it is physically possible. Especially while walking along shared pathways or engaging in any activities that may create interactions within six feet of another guest or a staff member, please wear a mask. When seated with your household, or when engaged in a socially distanced activity (such as yoga), you may temporarily remove facial coverings for the duration of that activity.
Longue Vue House and Gardens was designed and built between 1939 and 1942 for Edgar and Edith Stern and their three children by landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman and architects William and Geoffrey Platt. Shipman, the Platt brothers, and the Sterns worked closely together to create a masterpiece of utility and beauty uniting the house and gardens.
Consisting of a main house, 8 dependencies, 5 structures, 14 garden areas, and 22 fountains and ponds located on an eight-acre site, Longue Vue House and Gardens is one of the last Country Place Era homes built in the United States.
- Tours are given Tuesday-Saturday
- The last tour begins at 4PM.
- Closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Admission to the gardens $10
Admission + Guided tour of the house or gardens $20
Admission + Guided tour of the house and gardens $25
Please note admission to the house is by guided tour only.
50% Discounted Admission for:
- Seniors (65+)
- Students and teachers w ID
- First responders and military
- Children 3 – 10
- Out-of-town guests of members
FREE Admission for:
- Children < 3
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
- Parking is free for guests driving to Longue Vue.
- Longue Vue can accommodate 30-passenger vehicles or less for on-site parking.
- Larger motor coach vehicles (55+ passengers) are asked to drop guests off at the entrance on Bamboo Road and park at City Park until the tour is completed.
- Longue Vue’s house and select areas of the garden are wheelchair accessible.
To set up a group tour, please contact Anna Bell Jones by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (504) 293-4701.