Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Magical garden of modern sculpture.
Congo Square
Where African rythms took root in American music.
Unique pieces of art made and sold by locals.
McKenna Museum
A must-see for those interested in African-American culture.
Arthur Roger Gallery
New Orleans' leading art gallery.
The Presbytere
Centuries old building with museum on Mardi Gras.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Popular art museum based on Roger Ogden's collection of Southern art.
Julia Street Galleries
A street full of contemporary art.
Madewood Plantations
A living, breathing (and slightly modernised ) 1848 plantation.
Evergreen Plantation
With National Historic Landmark status and regular tours, this is a great place to visit to absorb some local history.
Backstreet Cultural Museum
Museum containing unique traditions of New Orleans' African-American community.
Southern Food Museum
An informative story of food, drink and getting a little tipsy.
Ponderosa Stomp
Performing Arts festival featuring some long-lost acts.
New Orleans Artworks
Glassworks, with tours and short classes available.
Newcomb Art Gallery
Art school with a much sought-after gallery of work.
Jean Lafitte Historical Park
Huge park system with much to see and do.
Contemporary Arts Center
Cutting-edge art, close to French Quarter restaurants.
The Cabildo
Spend a morning at the Cabildo or Presbytere.
New Orleans Literary Festival
Authors and playwrights, both aspiring and renowned, gather to swap stories, share techniques, and perform their works
Pharmacy Museum
Medicine through the ages.
Pitot House
Plantation house furnished as it would have been in the early nineteenth century.
Save Our Cemeteries
Walking tours of the spooky - and historical - cemeteries throughout the City.
National WWII Museum
An interactive journey through time, with mini-documentaries and other genuine documents.

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