Your house, your gardens
Longue Vue House and Gardens was designed and built between 1939 and 1942 for Edgar and Edith Stern and their three children by visionary 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.
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LOCATION & CONTACT INFO
Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 488-5488 (P)
(504) 486-7015 (F)
Monday – Saturday, 9:30AM – 5PM
- Tours are given Monday through Saturday.
- The last tour begins at 4PM.
- Closed on the following holidays: Christmas Day and Mardi Gras Day.
GARDEN AND HOUSE MUSEUM ADMISSION
Admission to the gardens $10
Admission + Guided tour of the house $25
Admission + Guided tour of the house and gardens $30
Please note admission to the house is by guided tour only.
Longue Vue is committed to being a place for wellness and inspiration for our entire community. Should our admission charge present an impediment to visiting Longue Vue, please simply advise our staff what you are able to contribute and we are happy to accommodate you.
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TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
- Parking is free for guests driving to Longue Vue.
- We do not allow large buses to enter the property. We allow 23 passenger mini vans and sprinter vans.
- 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.
The streetcar is a fun and cost effective way to get around New Orleans and take in the unique sights and sounds of the city along the way! Longue Vue is located less than a mile from the Canal Streetcar Line (also known as the red line, cemetery line, or 47 route).
Streetcar fare is $1.25 and must be paid with exact change when you board. One, three, and 31-day unlimited ride “Jazzy Passes” are also available for $3, $9, and $55 respectively. See the Regional Transit Authority (RTA)’s website for a list of places to purchase these as well as information about wheelchair accessibility. You can also download the RTA’s Le Pass app and pay your fare instantly from your phone.
Below is a list of staff-favorite restaurants, ranging from quick-bite casual eateries to formal dinner dining all across the city to help you plan your visit to Longue Vue. Guests can visit Edith & Edgar’s Museum Cafe in our Gate House for coffee, tea, and light bites like bagels and tea cakes.
Just down the street/around the corner:
Royal Blend – Great sandwiches and salad! Only a 5 minute walk from Longue Vue. (0.3 miles)
Rolls and Bowls – Located at the railroad crossing. Our staff loves the bubble teas! (0.8 miles)
Radosta’s Restaurant – Family-owned lunch spot with daily specials and huge menu. (1 mile)
Taj Mahal – Vegetarian-friendly Indian fare. (1 mile)
Porter & Luke’s – Creole classics and Italian fare. (1.2 miles)
The Station – Fresh baked goods, sandwiches, and coffee. (1.3 miles)
Rosedale – Nice outdoor seating in a quiet corner of the neighborhood. (1.3 miles)
Lebanon’s Cafe – Neighborhood staple serving Middle Eastern food. (1.9 miles)
Vincent’s Italian Restaurant – Uptown favorite on the St. Charles streetcar line. (2.5 miles)
Jack Rose – Inside the Ponchartrain Hotel featuring fun cocktails and lively decor. (4.5 miles)
On the Lake:
The Harbor Bar & Grill – Great burgers with fun bar and outdoor seating. (3.8 miles)
Landry’s Seafood House – Fresh seafood overlooking Lake Ponchartrain. (4 miles)
Mona’s Cafe on Banks – Middle Eastern restaurant and international market. (1.5 miles)
Trilly Cheesesteaks – Quick bite spot featuring vegan & meat cheesesteaks. (1.5 miles)
Ralph’s on the Park – Elegant farm-to-table eatery overlooking City Park. (1.6 miles)
Blue Oak BBQ – Locally beloved barbecue spot. (1.8 miles)
Frey Meat Company – Family-operated award winning barbecue and shakes. (1.9 miles)
1000 Figs – Seasonal Mediterranean fare. (2.4 miles)
Liuzza’s by the Track – Casual Creole tavern near the Fairgrounds. Great gumbo! (2.5 miles)
Galatoire’s – French-Creole upscale dining. Dinner jacket required. (3.6 miles)
The Original Pierre Maspero’s – Casual French Quarter dining in historic setting. (3.8 miles)
Mona Lisa Restaurant – Quirky, intimate space serving Italian food. (3.9 miles)
Sneaky Pickle/Bar Brine – Farm fresh menu with adjoining sister restaurant bar. (4.9 miles)