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Basin St. Station

501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3552
+1 504-293-2600
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New Orleans' premier Visitor Information & Cultural Center located in the old Southern Railway Building at the entrance to the historic French Quarter. Exhibits from all major museums, New Orleans introductory film, Side Track Coffee Bar, Streetcar Store gift shop and numerous colorful artifacts are offered. The 4th floor Gold Room and outdoor terrace are perfect venues for private functions with sweeping views of French Quarter and central business district.
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501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3552
+1 504-293-2600
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We just finished Basin St. Station's tour of the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. It was a great tour and very informative. Charles Duffy kept it funny while also interesting. Great tour!

Thank AbeCouch
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Nice restore old train station with some local train history, gift shop, restaurant and bathrooms. Good place to start. Information, tours, rides etc. Easy parking. W/C accessible. Great view of the New Orleans from top floor restaurant. Cemetery right next door

Thank Charlestontourist58
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here on the way to St. Louis Cemetery #1. Beware in the evening. Kind of shady in those hours. Doesn't necessarily feel safe to return or leave from your car. We rented a bike cab the last night.

Thank Valerie K
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Totally interesting. Lots of info about NOLA. Highly Recommend. Tour of cemetery very interesting. Also told info about other local cemeteries.

Thank Milliebts
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is the hub for the city sightseeing bus. It's an old depot, now a museum. Lots of train history and photos...plus a giftshop and several people to help you with any tourist questions.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Wandered in off the street quiet by accident and was pleasantly surprised by the place it was a pleasant time

Thank Bruno E
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This old station is full of the glory days of the iron horse. Displays take you back in time. Movie is a must for you to see. Starting point for the cemetery tour. Also a stop for the hop on and off red bus.

Thank bbbs2016
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We were in Louisiana for a month, and across the causeway from New Orleans, so we drove in to the Quarter maybe 6 times while we were there. This was the perfect parking spot and visitor center for us, and we went in every time....More

Thank Seasoned L
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is a good spot to stop. There are good folks that know the city. You can catch the Hop On/Hop Off here as well as buy tickets for it. They have reasonable public parking and it is within a half mile of the Quarter...More

Thank MRiseling
Reviewed 20 March 2016

They have lots of displays set up to get even a rookie started on a great New Orleans adventure. Ask someone about the waterway turn-around that used to be in front of the place. There is also a nice, short movie available (free).

Thank TBeaupre
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Joan T
31 October 2016|
Response from Kyla B | Property representative |
Hi Joan, thank you for your interest in Basin St. Station! We do not allow overnight parking at our visitor center, but there is an adjacent public parking lot which can accommodate several days of parking. We hope this... More
sally f
17 July 2016|
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Response from Kyla B | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Basin St. Station . Parking costs are between $5 – $10 depending on the day of the week (subject to change during special event dates). Grayline is a half mile from Basin St. Station and is... More
21 February 2015|
Response from Doug P | Property representative |
If the wedding is 5pm or after, you can park complimentary in our Main Parking Lot. If the wedding is during the day, a security guard can give you a parking pass to park in the parking lot across the street.