Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion

3029 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115- Map It
Phone: (504) 895-9200

AAA Editor Notes

Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion is at 3029 St. Charles Ave. Built in 1869, the Greek Revival and Italianate mansion features ornate architecture and decorative accents, including hand-carved oak and mahogany woodwork, Carrara marble fireplaces, 24-karat gold sconces and Irish tapestry wall coverings. The mansion was home to a German baron 1931-41; it was later discovered that he was a spy.</br></br>
Station: Louisiana Ave
Hours: Self-guiding tours Tues.-Fri. 10-2. The site may be closed for private events; phone ahead. Closed Jan. 1, Mardi Gras Day, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.