Tour the site of the Battle of New Orleans or a centuries-old fort that never saw battle as you travel through the vast eastern section of the Crescent City.
New Orleans East is the New Orleans few know, but many should. Between the shotgun houses of the Seventh Ward and the wild and watery bayous fronting Lake Borgne are a series of communities – Gentilly, New Orleans East, Holy Cross, Versailles, Chalmette – as diverse as the city they call theirs. Discover the Lower Ninth Ward, where new architecture and a new hope rise from Katrina. Watch for alligators while walking the boardwalks of Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge and learn the relationship between the city and the watery world it’s built upon. Tour one of the last remaining Art Deco air terminals in the country lovingly restored at Lakefront Airport. Sample Vietnamese restaurants and food markets or visit the House of Dance and Feathers, a Seventh Ward Museum celebrating the Mardi Gras Indians and social aid and pleasure clubs, both centuries-old African-American traditions. Both history and home, New Orleans East is a place to explore.
While the history of these areas dates as far back as the 1700s, perhaps the most significant and captivating stories are told by the recently thriving Vietnamese community in the East that immigrated...See More
Discover the diversity of New Orleanian architecture in these neighborhoods. You’ll find everything from shotgun houses to cottages to California Craftsman-style bungalows, and the Ninth Ward...See More
Take a short car ride to any of these neighborhoods and find free, public street parking. You can also ride share or take a quick cab from Downtown to get to any of these neighborhoods, or hop on a...See More