New Orleans Houses and Gardens

Visit some of New Orleans’ historic houses and gardens. Step back in time and enjoy the lush landscaped surroundings offering native Louisiana plantings.

10 historic homes in New Orleans to tour: From haunted to spectacular

Historic NOLA houses and gardensAs William Faulkner famously wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Nowhere does that feel more true than in his former hometown of New Orleans, where the city’s story is written in its brick-and-beam Creole cottages, bargeboard shotgun homes, and midcentury modern homes by the lakefront. The history of its architecture follows the history of its people, and with this in mind, Curbed New Orleans mapped 10 homes to tour, whether you’re a local or a tourist.

Exploring New Orleans Homes and Secret Gardens

New Orleans Secret GardensNew Orleans is known for many things, not the least of which is her architecture. With an abundance of homes from the 19th century, many of which historic, and the secret gardens to complement them, it’s no wonder why one of the favorite pastimes of visitors is to go on a tour of homes. What makes New Orleans home and garden tours so special is that most of the historic housing stock is privately owned and lived in by New Orleans families. Every year, different homes are opened for a rare chance to see inside.