Longue Vue House and Gardens

7 Bamboo Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70124- Map It
(504) 488-5488

AAA Editor Notes

Longue Vue House and Gardens is off I-10 Metairie Rd. exit at 7 Bamboo Rd. This Country Place Era mansion was the home of philanthropists Edgar Bloom Stern and his wife Edith, daughter of Sears magnate Julius Rosenwald. During this era (c. 1890-1940s) many wealthy people favored country estates that still offered access to the cities; the homes often incorporated several architectural styles. The mansion—with its four facades each reflecting a different style—is furnished with 18th- and 19th-century American and English antiques. The 8-acre grounds feature landscaped gardens, fountains and an interactive half-acre children's garden. Guided tours are available.
$12; $10 (ages 65+); $8 (students with ID); $5 (ages 3-10); free (ages 0-2 and active military with ID).
Hours: House and gardens Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5. Guided house tours are given on the hour. Last tour begins 1 hour before closing. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.