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New Orleans has a long and rich history, and local museums help visitors understand it.

No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a trip to the Cities of the Dead, historic cemeteries like none other in the United States. The above-ground tombs feature sun-bleached statues and decorative ironwork.

There are several interesting house museums in New Orleans, particularly in the French Quarter. These offer visitors a glimpse of the lovely architecture behind facades.

Located in City Park, a lovely setting with walking paths, ancient trees, and an amusement park, the New Orleans Museum of Art houses an impressive collection of art from around the world. People who appreciate sculpture should check out the museum's sculpture garden, as well as the  Besthoff Sculpture Garden, next door. The Besthoff collection showcases modern and contemporary sculpture on five beautiful acres.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is home to the most comprehensive collection of American southern art in the world. It is affiliated with the Smithsonian, and also features impressive exhibits on southern history and culture. A delightful time to visit the museum is during Ogden After Hours, on Thursday evenings, when cocktails and live music accompany the art.

The New Orleans African American Museum is located in Treme - the oldest black community in the United States - and is housed in the Treme Villa.  It is dedicated to preserving and promoting African American history, art and communities in New Orleans and elsewhere.

There are a plethora of small art galleries in New Orleans, many featuring local and regional artists. Ask the innkeepers of your New Orleans bed and breakfast for tips and suggestions.

Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 504-269-2640
Toll Free: 800-490-8542
World War II Museum Experience This is a "must see" venue and is highly recommended for everyone. One of the best museums in the country is right here in New Orleans just minutes away from the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast. Just hop on a streetcar that rolls in front of the mansion for a short ride to an experience of a lifetime. You will need about four hours to walk through the exhibits, see the Tom Hanks 4-D movie, Beyond All Boundaries, and perhaps take in a USO show on the days they are available. Call the Inn now, 800-490-8542, and ask for the WWII special package.* Includes: Three nights in a standard queen, Wi-Fi, Continental breakfast,free off-street parking and tickets(2) for the museum. Rate is $289 per person plus tax, double occupancy. *Some restrictions apply.
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Southern Comfort

Phone: 504-895-3680
Toll Free: 888-769-3868
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Pierre Coulon Guest House

Phone: 504-943-6692 or 504-250-0965
Toll Free: 877-943-6692
Stay with us in our 1831 Creole cottage complex in the Faubourg Marigny, and explore New Orleans from a base in the most fabulous neighborhood in America!! We are just blocks away from the many historical museums and art galleries in the French Quarter, and we're conveniently located to explore the art museums of the Downtown Arts District. Also check out the burgeoning St. Claude Avenue Arts District nearby!
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Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 504-947-4332
Toll Free: 877-470-5323
At Sweet Olive, you are striking distance from dozens of world-class museums. The National WWII museum, Civil War Museum, and NOMA are just a few. Of local interest are the Cabildo - the site of the Louisiana Purchase transfer - and also the fascinating New Orleans Historical Collection, where you can walk through 300 years of New Orleans history in the setting of an elegant residence. Of course, there is also the Audubon Zoo with its famous white alligators, the Aquarium, and the Butterfly Garden / Insectarium. The Backstreet Cultural Museum, featuring Mardi Gras Indians, is a short walk away. And don't forget our small, quirky museums, like the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, where you can see surgical instruments, medicines, and potions (such as Love Potion #9) from centuries ago.
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Degas House

Phone: 504-821-5009
Toll Free: 800-755-6730
Far from just a bed and breakfast, the Degas House exists as a celebration to Edgar Degas' New Orleans experience. Come see for yourself why this was the setting for one New Orleans' most intriguing tales. A story so powerful and important that it left its characters, Degas and his maternal Creole family, the Mussons, forever changed. This is the definitive turning point of Degas life and milestone in the evolution of the Impressionist art movement. (Tour complementary for house guests) In addition to the Degas House guided tour, the Esplanade Ridge Neighborhood is a great area for those interested in the arts and visiting museums. Less than ten minutes away is NOMA, the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art, and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden and the Botanical Gardens.
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B&W Courtyards

Phone: (504) 322-0474
Toll Free: 800-585-5731
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The Green House Inn

Phone: 504.525.1333
Toll Free: 800.966.1303
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Terrell House

Phone: 504-247-0560
Toll Free: 866-261-9687
The Terrell House is the perfect spot for a getaway in New Orleans and also the perfect location if you want to visit the numerous museums the city has to offer. The National World War II Museum is located right down the road from the Terrell House at 945 Magazine St. It's only a 4 minute drive from the front door of the Terrell House. The New Orleans Museum of Art is located in the heart of City Park and is only a short 15 minute drive from the Terrell House. Any other museum is no further than a 5 to 10 minute drive from Terrell House.
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Chimes Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 504-899-2621, 504 453-2183

We are located 2.5 miles from the World War II Museum, easily accessed by the St. Charles Ave. Street car line. Across the street from the WWII Museum is the Ogden Museum a southern collection of fine art, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Confederate Museum.
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Oakview Bed & Breakfast

Phone: 504-495-7405

A view of the museum from the front porch hence a short (3) minute walk to the New Orleans Museum.
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1896 OMalley House

Phone: 504-488-5896
Toll Free: 866-226-1896
Located near the 1896 O’Malley house is City Park, home to New Orleans museum of art and the New Orleans Sculpture garden. From the streetcar line you will find the National WWII museum, Ogden museum of southern art, Audubon Insectarium, Aquarium of Americas and several amazing museums in the French quarter.
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Chez Palmiers

Phone: 504-208-7044
Toll Free: 877-233-9449
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La Dauphine, Residence des Artistes

Phone: 504-948-2217

We are members of several museums here and love to visit them: NOMA, the Ogden, etc. We also are friends with the manager of the Beauregard House in the French Quarter, and can recommend many art galleries as well on Julia Street (+the Aquarium & the Audubon Zoo). Ray is a painter as well, and knows many of the local artists. You can see Ray's art and photography at:
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Grand Victorian

Phone: 504-895-1104
Toll Free: 800-977-0008
Step outside our front door and take the St. Charles Avenue streetcar to most of the major museums in our city. Stop off in the Warehouse District, home to the World War II Museum, the Ogden Art Museum, the Confederate Museum and Contemporary Art Center. Get back on the streetcar and get off on Canal Street to view the museums in the French Quarter: the Cabildo, the Presbytere, the Herman-Grima and Gallier Houses and the Historic New Orleans Collection plus the Audubon Aquarium and the Insectarium. Take the Canal Streetcar line up to City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art, Besthoff Sculpture Garden and New Orleans Botanical Gardens. You can spend many days wandering the exhibits of these incredible museums, all steps off the historic streetcar lines of New Orleans
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HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade

Phone: 504-948-9448
Toll Free: 800-924-9448
The HH Whitney House is located on Esplanade Avenue, just down the road from City Park's New Orleans Museum of Art, the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden and the Botanical Garden featuring the Historic New Orleans Train Garden which operates on weekends. Located nearby in the adjacent Treme neighborhood, you may visit the African American Museum or the Backstreet Cultural Museum. And of course the nearby French Quarter boasts numerous museums and homes open to the public, while the nearby Warehouse District is home to the World War II Museum, the Children's Museum, the Confederate Museum, Contemporary Arts Center and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. All located within 2 miles of our location on the Esplanade Ridge.
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1870 Banana Courtyard Bed & Breakfast

Phone: 504-947-4475
Toll Free: 800-842-4748
New Orleans is full to the brim with history ranging from historic houses such as the Herman-Grima and Gallier houses, to historic plantations such as Laura: a Creole Plantation. Interested in learning more in depth history? We're a short walk away from the Historic New Orleans Collection, both their main facility and research facility, which gives our guests ample opportunity to seek out information they may desire on particular locations within New Orleans. Looking for museums? New Orleans has many, ranging from the Audubon naturalist branches, to the Children's Museum, to the LA State Museum in Jackson Square, and even the LA Folk Art Museum with beautiful and free sculpture garden.
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Southern Comfort

Phone: 504-895-3680
Toll Free: 888-769-3868
When one thinks of New Orleans, first class museums do not come to mind. Within a block we offer 3 world renowed Museum's, The National WW11,Civil War and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Only a short street car for from Southern Comfort and a great way to send a day.
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