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St. Charles Streetcar

2817 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
504-248-3900
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Ranked #29 of 172 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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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Take the streetcar it is the best way to see the beautiful homes and travel through parts of the city.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This line has been operating since the 1830s, making it the oldest operational streetcar line in the world. But you would never know it; the cars are clean and the wooden benches are shiny. The bench backs are fastened to tracks which enable them to be slid across to the opposite side so as to face the other way, when... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the great things in New Orleans. This run takes you by many beautiful old houses. We got off and ate at an old-school diner (counter top service). This Streetcar is a must do.

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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Streetcars are a great way to get around New Orleans. Have the correct change and buy tickets when you get on. If you are going to ride more than twice on any line in one day, the all day ticket was the best for $3.00. We traveled to and from the French Quarter and Garden District, seeing sights, doing walking... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A fun and pretty ride along St. Charles St. ( Same car to go to WWII Museum and along Napoleon Ave to Magazine street ). $1.25 one way or get the $3 pass for all day.

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san marcos, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What a fun way to see the city from Canal Street all the way down past the beautiful homes in the Garden District, Tulane and Loyola Universities and Audobon Park & Zoo. It's a great ride and only $1.25. You can hop off wherever you like to do some exploring, have dinner, whatever. Do it!

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great historical streetcars. They due tend to run on their own schedule but are frequent enough. Very old but are well maintained

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Awesome experience riding the oldest streetcar in the United States. Buy an all day pass for $3 and ride any streetcar or bus in the area. Definitely a must do if ever in the area!

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San Diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in the Garden District so used the streetcar to get to the French Quarter. The 10am ride in was slow so keep that in mind if riding, the return journey at 10pm was 15 minutes, about half the time. Used by locals and tourists and such value at $1.25 one way.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had a fun ride. It was raining, so this was a nice reprieve. The mansions that line the street are incredible, and this was a nice way to see them. Would say that the further west you get (where it takes a big turn north), there was less of interest. Fewer unique houses, more Subways.

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