Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop
This building, now a tavern, is one of the oldest buildings in the French Quarter, and was reputedly once used by the privateer Jean Lafitte.
One of the all-time favorite tourist attractions of the New Orleans French Quarter is Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, on the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Phillip Street. It was built sometime before 1772, and is one of the few remaining original “French architecture” structures in the French Quarter.
Tradition has it that the Lafitte brothers operated this blacksmith shop as a legitimate appearing business, serving as a front for their privateer enterprises. One of the brothers was the infamous Jean Lafitte, Privateer, and co-hero of the Battle of New Orleans. Rumor has it that his treasure is buried in everyone’s backyard. There are many myths and rumors about the life of Jean Lafitte, but very little has been substantiated.941 Bourbon Street New Olreans LA 70116504 593-9761www.lafittesblacksmithshop.com Hours 1:00 am to 2:00 am
- The Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge is the only revolving bar in New Orleans, Louisiana. The bar is inside the Hotel Monteleone and overlooks Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
- 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
- Phone: (504) 523-3341http://hotelmonteleone.com/new-orleans-dining-entertainment/carousel-bar-lounge
National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6, 2000, as The National D-Day Museum. Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world — why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today — so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. In 2003, Congress officially designated it as America’s National WWII Museum. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130, Entrance on Andrew Higgins Drive(504) 528-1944www.nationalww2museum.org
In the early 1800s, Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr. of New Orleans became America’s first licensed pharmacist. During a century in which yellow fever, dysentery, malaria and other tropics-related epidemics were frequent and widespread, Monsieur Dufilho and his staff – as well as other pharmacists who followed in his footsteps – were very busy people, preparing medicines to fight back against these diseases.
Today, Dufilho’s 1823 apothecary shop on Chartres Street in the French Quarter houses the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, or “La Pharmacie Francaise,” as it is known in French, Dufilho’s native tongue. It is widely believed to be the largest and most diverse pharmaceutical collection in a single location in the United States, containing old patent medicines, books, and pharmaceutical equipment dating back as far as the early 1800s.
514 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday
City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans.The 1300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleansians sincce 1854, making it one of the oldest urban parks in the country. Each year, millions of visitors stroll under the same historic oaks and picturesque moss canopies that served as the backdrops for dances, concerts, and even gentlemanly duels and “affaires d’honneur” for genrations.
City Park houses a Botanical Garden, Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. The crown jewel is the world’s largest stand of mature oak trees, including a grand oak that dates back nearly 800 years.
1 Palm Drive, New Orleans LA 70124
The park is open until 11 pm unless noted for special events
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
Celebrate the food culture of the South
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink, and culture of the world through the eyes of the South! 1609 Oretha C Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70113504-569-0405 http://southernfood.org