Explore the History of New Orleans
Founded by the French in 1718, the city of New Orleans offers visitors a wide variety of unique sites that will thrill the casual tourist and the hardcore history buff alike. From the French Quarter, to the Garden District, to its historic cemeteries, there’s a lot to see and learn. This guide from Leson Chevrolet will help you plan your next visit to historic New Orleans.
The French Quarter
The French Quarter is really the heart of New Orleans. Also known as Vieux Carré, or “Old Square”, the French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. Loaded with historic homes and buildings, displaying Spanish, French, and Creole influence, this area offers many hidden treasures for the visitor to discover. Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and the St. Louis Cathedral should not be missed.
The Garden District
Along the tree-lined streets of the Garden District, visitors will see some of the most beautiful homes in the city, while exploring the stunning architecture of the ivy-covered mansions and the rich history of the fascinating and unique individuals who left their mark on old “Lafayette City”.
New Orleans Cemeteries
The historic cemeteries of New Orleans are incredibly beautiful and totally unique. As you make your way through the labyrinth of tombs, vaults, and monuments you’ll feel the ghostly presence of the famous, and infamous people that populate the pages of New Orleans history. There are many historic cemeteries to visit, but make sure to stop by the St. Louis Cemetery, the oldest in New Orleans.
Tour the Historic Sites of New Orleans
This is just a small sample of what to see and do in historic New Orleans. Contact us at Leson Chevrolet, we’d love to help you enjoy the history and heritage of the “Big Easy”, as well as the best jazz venues, the best places for beignets, and events at Lafreniere Park.