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From fine art to unique hand crafted jewelry, the local artisans will dazzle you at art markets held throughout the year in Gretna, Westwego and at festivals celebrating everything from gumbo to pecans. History is brought to life in quaint historic districts and museums chronicling the origin of Jefferson and its people.

Interprets the German immigrant contribution to Louisiana, 1720's to present. The GACC interprets the unique German immigrant contribution to Louisiana's history through exhibits, lectures, programs, and other educational activities. Exhibits depict the colonial experience, immigration, world of... more
519 Huey P. Long Avenue
Gretna , LA 70053
Phone: 504-363-4202
Gretna is a charming city with a small town atmosphere in the middle of a major metropolitan area. Settled by German immigrants in 1836, Gretna was declared a village on May 19, 1913. Four months later on August 20, 1913, Gretna was incorporated. Come stroll through one of Louisiana's largest... more
1035 Huey P. Long Avenue
Gretna , LA 70053
Phone: 504-363-1580
Toll Free: 888-447-3862
Whether you are on the east or west banks, a Jefferson Parish library branch can be found in the area. We specialize in fun resources for ALL ages, including young readers, teens, and adults. All 16 libraries include computers, Wi-Fi access, books, movies and more! No matter what your age is we... more
4747 West Napoleon Avenue
Metairie , LA 70001
Phone: (504) 838-1190
Founded by philanthropists Edith & Edgar Stern, Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens. This National Historic Landmark serves as one of New Orleans' premier education and cultural resources.... more
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans , LA 70124
Phone: 504-488-5488
Come Play With Us Today! Find something new and fun to do each time you visit the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Explore and experience 30,000 square feet of hands-on fun, engaging exhibits and exciting programs - all designed with curious kids (and grown-ups) in mind. Pilot a towboat down the Mighty... more
420 Julia Street
New Orleans , LA 70130
Phone: 504-523-1357
Painting With A Twist is the perfect venue for birthday and bachelorette parties, date night, team building events, or that much needed night out! Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint along with our artists guide as you create your own masterpiece that you will take home at... more
4931 West Esplanade Avenue
Metairie , LA 70006
Phone: (504) 832-5536
Open 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday by appointment ONLY for groups, schools or camps. Open to the public on Saturdays only - tickets available at the Planetarium Box Office located at 2020 Fourth Street, 10:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m. A 16 block historic district; Museums, Heritage Park, MegaDome... more
2020 Fourth Street
Kenner , LA 70062
Phone: (504) 468-7231
Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America's official World War II Museum, this remarkable attraction illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts, soaring aircraft and powerful interactive... more
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans , LA 70130
Phone: (504) 528-1944
Toll Free: 1-877-813-3329
Experience this hidden treasure housed in the original General Store owned and operated by Durac Terrebonne as the Fisherman's Exchange. Visit our 12-ft. mounted alligator named Salagator. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the City of Westwego. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-... more
275 Sala Avenue
Westwego , LA 70094
Phone: 504-341-3161
Conveniently located next to Bayou Segnette State Park & 1/2 mile from The Lazy River Landing overlooking the Mighty Mississippi, our Visitor's Center can assist you with information regarding swamp and plantations tours, local attractions like the Westwego Historical Museum, cycling the levee... more
10 Westbank Expressway
Westwego , LA 70094
Phone: 504-436-0812