17 Sights in New Orleans, United States (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in New Orleans, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in New Orleans, United States.

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1. Harmony Circle

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Harmony Circle Infrogmation of New Orleans / CC BY 2.0

Lee Circle is a central traffic circle in New Orleans, Louisiana, which featured a monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee between 1884 and 2017. The monument was a bronze statue by Alexander Doyle, a prominent American sculptor known for statues of Civil War figures. Lee Circle is located at the intersection of St. Charles and Howard Avenues. Prior to the erection of the monument, the location was known as Tivoli Circle or Place du Tivoli. Tivoli Circle was an important, central point in the city, as it linked upriver areas with downriver areas. It was a common local meeting point and the site remains a popular place to gather for Mardi Gras parades.

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2. The National World War II Museum

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The National World War II Museum The National WWII Museum / Public domain

The National WWII Museum, formerly known as The National D-Day Museum, is a military history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, U. S. , on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp Street and Magazine Street. The museum focuses on the contribution made by the United States to Allied victory in World War II. Founded in 2000, it was later designated by the U. S. Congress as America's official National WWII Museum in 2003. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution affiliated museum, as part of the Smithsonian Institution's outreach program. The mission statement of the museum emphasizes the American experience in World War II.

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3. Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France

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Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France Infrogmation of New Orleans / CC BY 3.0

The Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, also called St. Louis Cathedral, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and is the oldest cathedral in continuous use in the United States. It is dedicated to Saint Louis, also known as King Louis IX of France. The first church on the site was built in 1718; the third, under the Spanish rule, built in 1789, was raised to cathedral rank in 1793. The original St. Louis Cathedral was burned during the great fire of 1788 and was expanded and largely rebuilt and completed in the 1850s, with little of the 1789 structure remaining.

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4. Couvent des Ursulines

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Couvent des Ursulines OSU / Public domain

The Ursulines, also known as the Order of Saint Ursula, is an enclosed religious order of consecrated women that branched off from the Angelines, also known as the Company of Saint Ursula, in 1572. Like the Angelines, they trace their origins to their foundress Saint Angela Merici and place themselves under the patronage of Saint Ursula. While the Ursulines took up a monastic way of life under the Rule of Saint Augustine, the Angelines operate as a secular institute. The largest group within the Ursulines is the Ursulines of the Roman Union.

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5. New Orleans African American Museum

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New Orleans African American Museum Infrogmation of New Orleans / CC BY-SA 3.0

The New Orleans African American Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, is located in the historic Tremé neighborhood, the oldest-surviving black community in the United States. The NOAAM of Art, Culture and History seeks to educate and to preserve, interpret, and promote the contributions that people of African descent have made to the development of New Orleans and Louisiana culture, as slaves and as free people of color throughout the history of American slavery as well as during emancipation, Reconstruction, and contemporary times.

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6. Confederate Memorial Hall Museum

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Confederate Memorial Hall Museum is a museum located in New Orleans which contains historical artifacts related to the Confederate States of America (C. S. A. ) and the American Civil War. It is historically also known as "Memorial Hall". It houses the second-largest collection of Confederate Civil War items in the world, behind the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia. The museum has been advertised as Louisiana's Civil War Museum and as Louisiana's Oldest Museum.

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7. Jackson Square

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Jackson Square is a historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960, for its central role in the city's history, and as the site where in 1803 Louisiana was made United States territory pursuant to the Louisiana Purchase. In 2012 the American Planning Association designated Jackson Square as one of the Great Public Spaces in the United States.

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8. The New Orleans Jazz Museum

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The New Orleans Jazz Museum File:New Orleans Jazz Museum logo white.svg: New Orleans Jazz Muzeum; derivative work: Guanaco ; / Public domain

The New Orleans Jazz Museum is a music museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, U. S. , dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of jazz music. Originally a separate museum, the collection is now affiliated with the Louisiana State Museum. The New Orleans Jazz Museum is located in the Old U. S. Mint building on 400 Esplanade Avenue, bordering the historic French Quarter neighborhood.

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9. Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson is a bronze equestrian statue by Clark Mills mounted on a white marble base in the center of Lafayette Square within President's Park in Washington, D. C. , just to the north of the White House. Jackson is depicted dressed in military uniform, raising his hat with his right hand, while controlling the reins with his left hand as his horse rises on its rear legs.  

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10. New Orleans Mint

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New Orleans Mint / Public domain

The New Orleans Mint operated in New Orleans, Louisiana, as a branch mint of the United States Mint from 1838 to 1861 and from 1879 to 1909. During its years of operation, it produced over 427 million gold and silver coins of nearly every American denomination, with a total face value of over US$ 307 million. It was closed during most of the American Civil War and Reconstruction.

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11. Woldenberg Riverfront Park

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Woldenberg Park is a park in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was created in the late 1980s on land that had been occupied by old wharves and warehouses along the Mississippi Riverfront, in the upper French Quarter, first opening as a park in October 1989. It is named after philanthropist Malcolm Woldenberg (1896–1982) who helped fund its construction.

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12. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church ted bongiovanni / CC BY-SA 2.0

Immaculate Conception church, locally known as Jesuit church, is a Roman Catholic church in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. The church is located at 130 Baronne Street, and is part of the local Jesuit community. The present church, completed in 1930, is a near duplicate of an earlier 1850s church on the same site.

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13. Audubon Insectarium

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Audubon Insectarium Mark Pellegrini (Raul654) / CC BY-SA 2.5

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is an insectarium and entomology museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. As part of its move from its previous location at the U. S. Custom House Federal Building to the site of the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the museum is closed with an undetermined opening date.

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14. Congo Square

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Congo Square Falcanary at English Wikipedia / Public domain

Congo Square is an open space, now within Louis Armstrong Park, which is located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street north of the French Quarter. The square is famous for its influence on the history of African American music, especially jazz.

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15. Lafayette Square

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Lafayette Square Not credited / Public domain

Lafayette Square is the second-oldest public park in New Orleans, Louisiana, located in the present-day Central Business District. During the late 18th century, this was part of a residential area called Faubourg Sainte Marie.

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16. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

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New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park National Park Service / Public domain

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is a U. S. National Historical Park in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, near the French Quarter. It was created in 1994 to celebrate the origins and evolution of jazz.

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17. Bourbon Street

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Bourbon Street is a historic street in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. Extending thirteen blocks from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue, Bourbon Street is famous for its many bars and strip clubs.

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