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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.
New Orleans Jazz Museum
400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 568-2566, (800) 568-2566
www.NOLAJazzMuseum.org

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Theatre (Performance), Historic Landmark, Historic Building

Description: Built in 1835, the Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to have served both as a United States and a Confederate Mint. President Andrew Jackson advocated the Mint’s establishment in order to help finance development of the nation’s western frontier.Today's visitor finds a number of stunning permanent exhibits in the Old U.S. Mint including displays of coins that were minted there through 1909 and the stamping presses used to produce them. On the Mint's upper level, the “New Orleans Jazz” exhibit features instruments played by significant jazz musicians, original sheet music, and other memorabilia chronicling the history of jazz from its humble beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. Live "Jazz at the Old Mint performances are staged frequently in the museums's theater.
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.
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.
Creative Alliance of New Orleans
2326 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 218-4807
www.cano-la.org

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Cultural Center

Description: CANO’s mission is to provide training, education, and information for creative artists, cultural producers and the community, to protect our cultural legacy and to promote the revitalization of the city as a cultural and economic center.
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