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Bastille Day FĂȘte Celebrates French Culture and History

July 10, 2017 | Posted in: Festivals
July 14th (commonly known at Bastille Day) marks the eve of the French Revolution. Bastille Day to the French is what the Fourth of July is to the US. New Orleans is the most French city in the U.S... » Read More

The Italian Side of the "French" Quarter

June 27, 2017 | Posted in: History
Some people are surprised to find out that the historical center of New Orleans, the French Quarter, isn't really very French! Though founded by the French, the architecture is mostly infl... » Read More

Algiers Plantation Home Repurposed

June 13, 2017 | Posted in: Architecture
LeBeuf Plantation as it was formerly known is now called "Quarters A." This French Creole style estate is one of the few remaining plantation homes in New Orleans! Most of the origin... » Read More

New Orleans Water Management At Its Finest!

June 3, 2017 | Posted in: New Orleans
The pumping station at the West Closure Complex in Belle Chasse is located just outside the city on the "Westbank" and is recognized as the LARGEST pumping station in the world!! It&... » Read More


May 24, 2017 | Posted in: News
The annual New Orleans Greek Festival is this Memorial Day weekend on the banks of Bayou St. John and it is one of the most popular festivals we have (and we have A LOT of festivals!). The Gre... » Read More

Historic Esplanade Ridge

May 15, 2017 | Posted in: History
Most people know Esplanade Avenue as one of the bounding streets of the Vieux Carre (French Quarter), but the Esplanade "ridge" as we call it actually traverses several of New Orlean... » Read More

Festival season is in full swing!

May 4, 2017 | Posted in: Festivals
Jazz Fest may be coming to an end but It's still festival season! This month started with the first annual Crawfish Festival which ended just in time for the second weekend of Jazz Fest! T... » Read More

History of Audubon Park

April 22, 2017 | Posted in: History
One of the most spectacular points of interest in New Orleans is Audubon Park. Uptown New Orleans was originally developed by dividing the land into long narrow plots perpendicular to the rive... » Read More

Happy Easter Weekend!

April 13, 2017 | Posted in: New Orleans
Like so many other holidays, Easter is celebrated in a unique fashion here in the Big Easy! Though respectfully rooted in Catholic tradition, Easter celebrations in New Orleans involve much more th... » Read More

Meet the Real "New Orleans Irish"

March 30, 2017 | Posted in: What's New
The newest addition to New Orleans' collection of museums,  the Irish Cultural Museum, pays tribute to the many sacrifices and accomplishments of our Irish ancestors. The Irish are re... » Read More

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