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St. Charles Streetcar

2817 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
504-248-3900
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Ranked #28 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout... more » Owner description: Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout every neighborhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Nine, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there.As streetcars glide underneath grand live oaks and past stately mansions, they offer up relaxing views of the beauty, charm and history of New Orleans for little cost. When riders board these historic vehicles they are boarding a piece of movable New Orleans history. The RTA operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines. « less
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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is a great inexpensive way to get around and a chance of pace from all the craziness of Bourbon st.. You will see some magnificent houses and you can hop off and on to hit the bars and restaurants in the area. Definitely a must do while in Nola.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

We tried to take this street car up to the Garden District & Lafayette cemetery. We had to get off the street car & board a bus. Trying to get back to our hotel on Poydras was a mess & the drivers (bus & streetcar) were NOT helpful in providing directions at all. The ride itself was very a nice... More

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Even with the on/off bus detour, this was just tons of fun and either way, loved the scenery !! Don't miss this ride :)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I defy anybody not to enjoy this ride, best way to access riverbend and Oak St. Brings the big-kid and a bigger grin out of me, and I find it hard to crack a smile. Seems to have played a part in most (if not all) of the films set in New Orleans, so a must for the movie buff,... More

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Take a trip on the St Charles Streetcar .. Go through the garden district and see more of New Orleans there is a little piece of the track under going construction work which takes you by bus then back on the streetcar again.. The journey takes you past some magnificent houses in the area and is the oldest streetcar in... More

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winston salem, nc
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was using a wheel chair and altho I later found out they're not supposed to pick up people in wheel chairs most drivers did which was very confusing . The first time I did it they let me in, so didn't know they weren't supposed to. I find NOLA to NOT be very handicapped friendly. Lots of cracks in... More

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Rimbey, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is an enjoyable downtown ride. A nostalgic fun adventure ride on transportation utilized in a big way during the past century. It is a pleasant economical way to move around the New Orleans tourist area. Drivers are very courtious, and accommodating.

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Astoria, New York
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The St. Charles Streetcar (don’t call it a trolley!) was easily accessible and was right in front of our hotel. Unfortunately, during our stay, there was work being done on the tracks including those that were closest to us. This was mitigated by catching the bus instead and transferring onto the streetcar a few blocks away. This was not much... More

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Leeds, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great way to get around New Orleans, been there several times but first time to use them, easy to connect different routes & a good way to meet some locals

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Bermuda
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What good value for money at $3 for the day and to be able to hop on and off as you please. Made a pleasant way to travel around New Orleans and enjoy the sights,

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