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St. Charles Streetcar

Address: 2817 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504-248-3900
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Ranked #25 of 192 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...
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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 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.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A great step back in time. Good value and beautifully refurbished streetcars. Goes through a lot of the tourist areas worth seeing in New Orleans.

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Sudbury, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The St. Charles line or green line is a great way to see the sights in the garden district and Loyola and Tulane Universities. The return trip from Canal Street took about 1.5 hours and is a good way to take a break yet see the sights. Don't be surprised if you're humming The Trolley Song as you clang along.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a hotel on St. Charles so we could ride the trolley cars. It is a step back in the past. It is a very slow mode of transportation, with stops on almost every corner. It is a great way to see the beautiful historical homes on St Charles, but it is generally crowded with other tourists doing... More 

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CAMPBELL RIVER
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This line has some beautiful, huge homes to see as well as a look around another part of the city. A return trip will take less than an hour and it's a good way to sit for a while and to watch the city go by. This is also an efficient way to travel about the are if your hotel... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Pretty cool to ride the street car especially if you have little one's. For adults ride if possible it's a nice way to get around the city. Cheap too, It was around $1.50 so...get your change ready. It's like being on a bus that feels like a train. The reversible seats are neat.

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North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is the green line - Excellent way to tour the garden district and get to Autobahn Park and Zoo without driving our car. We bought a Jazzy one day pass on the trolley car for $3.00 each – good for 24 hours. Initially went to Walgreens to purchase the pass but they only sold the multiple day passes. We... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the Garden District and the St. Charles St. Car went right by Hotel Indigo approx. every 10 minutes. Super easy to get on and off. About a 15/20 minute ride to Canal, where you could jump on additional cable cars. $1.25 per ride. I suggest buying the $3 day pass which allows unlimited trips. All fares are... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, Usa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

For whatever reason people in New Orleans hate it being called a trolley. I've no idea the difference but the point is it's fun and a great way to see the city and the garden district. In the summer this thing is PACKED!!! So plan accordingly.

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Billings, Montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We rode the St. Charles streetcar on a rainy day on the full circuit when we wanted to see the Garden District. Nice way to spend a rainy day and interesting historical perspective.

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Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Hopped on and bought an all day pass for $3. Rode from one end to the other. Switched sides at the end, so we could see both sides of the street. It was a drizzly day, so it was a great way to see all the beautiful homes along St. Charles street. We then switched cars and when over to... More 

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