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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 482-5065

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attraction Type/s: Cemetery

Description: Less visited than its counterparts, Cemetery No. 3 offers a piece of rest and quietude for those both above and below ground. Established in 1854, each tomb recounts a chapter in New Orleans' rich history—from immigration patterns to floods and yellow fever outbreaks. Walk the rows to see marble and stone gravesites that are themselves works of art.
Pitot House
1440 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 482-0312
www.pitothouse.org

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: The Pitot House, nestled on Bayou St. John, is a classic example of 18th century Creole Colonial architecture which served as the home of James Pitot, New Orleans’ first American mayor after the Louisiana Purchase, between 1810 to 1819.
Degas House
2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 821-5009, (800) 755-6730
www.degashouse.com

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home

Description: The Degas House (circa 1852) invites your inquiries regarding overnight stays. Rooms & suites with private baths, Creole breakfast and tours of the house (the only home and studio, open to the public anywhere in the World, of the French Impressionist artist, Edgar Degas). Minutes from the French Quarter and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The New Orleans Cooking Experience
2275 Bayou Rd., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 945-9104
www.neworleanscookingexperience.com

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attraction Type/s: Cooking School

Description: The New Orleans Cooking Experience offers everything: group classes, private and special events classes to four-day cooking vacations. All classes highly personalized and focus on authentic Creole cooking. Regular classes with up to ten people are offered with advanced reservations and include demonstration instruction, recipes, wine and a multi-course meal. Learn from New Orleans’ best! Look for Frank Brigtsen (one of Food and Wine’s “Top Ten New Chefs”, James Beard Award winner, Zagat’s Top Cajun Restaurant award), Poppy Tooker, and Chiqui Collier.
Le Musée de f.p.c.
2336 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 323-5074
www.lemuseedefpc.com

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Le Musee de f.p.c. is a historic house museum dedicated to educating visitors on the culture and history of free people of color in New Orleans. Free people of color, abbreviated f.p.c., is a term used to describe Blacks who were born free before the Civil War. New Orleans was home to the largest population of free people of color during the time. The museum is located in the historic neighborhood of Treme on Esplanade Avenue. Le Musee houses a collection of art pieces, furniture, and documents that represent the valuable history of free people of color in the city.
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