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!
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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
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.
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.
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
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
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).