One of my favorite places on my last trip to New Orleans was the picturesque Longue Vue House and Gardens. I shared a little bit about Longue Vue on my things to do in New Orleans roundup, but after sifting through old photos, I wanted to share more snapshots from this stunning property.
Longue Vue House & Gardens
Located at the edge of Old Metairie neighborhood of New Orleans, Longue Vue is a historic landmark that was once home to philanthropists Edgar and Edith Stern. The couple selected the location as newlyweds in 1921 and worked with architects William and Geoffrey Platt and landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman to design their Classical Revival style home and gardens.
Now converted into a non-profit museum, you can tour the main living spaces of the house and explore its original details: English and American antiques, intricate Eastern European carpets, modern and contemporary art, porcelain and creamware pottery, and much more. No photos are allowed in the house, but you’ll find plenty of photo ops in the eight acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. I visited in January, just a few days after a cold spell had hit New Orleans, so some of the gardens were not quite as lush and vibrant, but it still made for a lovely afternoon stroll with dreamy dappled light and rows of breathtaking giant oak trees.
Planning a trip to New Orleans? You might enjoy my lists of vegan eats in New Orleans and things to do in New Orleans.