This Greek Revival mansion is home to original English and American antiques and eight acres of formal gardens and decorative ... More
Longue Vue House & Gardens
This Greek Revival mansion is home to original English and American antiques and eight acres of formal gardens and decorative fountains. Although florals vary with the seasons, visitors can count on a spectacular display. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Longue Vue House & Gardens features ever-changing exhibits. A gift shop sells horticulture and decorative items, children's gifts and reproductions from the Longue Vue Collection. Tours are provided in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Japanese.
Had never heard of this place--saw it in a brochure and the hotel, and figured it might be nice.
The tour was interesting, as was the history of the house, but not exceptional. The real fun was the garden. They have a Children's Garden, accessible by a bamboo tunnel built for children. My 2 elementary-school aged kids really enjoyed this "Secret Garden" and spent quite a while there. Then we saw the recycling garden, which uses old plumbing fixtures as planters--very cute! Another point of interest for the kids was a walkway with geometric designs made entirely from pebbles.
Finally, assorted bridges, pool houses, ponds and interesting plants made for dozens of photo ops. Bring a good camera and enjoy!
This home was beautiful! The tour was informative and well as enjoyable. I have visited the home twice, and look forward to seeing it a third time when we go to New Orleans this year.
Each tour made me notice different aspects of the home that I hadn't noticed before. I also think that having a different tour guide each time gave us a different view of the home and the family that built it. Each guide had a different way of explaining things, and added different information to the tour.
I have never enjoyed a gift shop like the one on the property. It contains such beautiful treasures at a very reasonable price. I really look forward to again shopping in this unique place.
Although this estate has been on TV a few times , it was not very impressive. The gardens are average for the size of the home and era. The most intersting part of the tour was the story regarding the owners.
Although this house is not as old as most historic homes we visit, the story was interesting. The real jewel of the house is the gardens. Do not go if you are not interested in the outside. The gardens are beautiful. The inside is nice, but not so great as historic homes go.
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