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Address: 3029 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-4423
Phone Number: 504-895-9200
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Magnificent example of Italianate style architecture containing...

Magnificent example of Italianate style architecture containing imported techniques, 24-karat gold sconces and a 48-foot grand ballroom lined with jeweled windows.

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A short tour but interesting

A group of us toured the first floor with a granddaughter (Faith) of Mr. Elms' It was fairly brief, but interesting and fun to see inside one these historic old New Orleans homes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A group of us toured the first floor with a granddaughter (Faith) of Mr. Elms' It was fairly brief, but interesting and fun to see inside one these historic old New Orleans homes.

Thank feltoneer
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went to the Black Hat Society Ball October 2014 and had a true magic moment. I would recommend everyone to score tickets if you can. Just WOW!

Thank Ian C
New York City, New York
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227 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Attended a special event here. What a gorgeous old mansion! It's a National Historic Monument built in 1869 for the industrialist Watson Van Benthuysen. It's actually called The Van Benthuysen - Elms Mansion. The Elms family has owned it since 1951, and their Mardi Gras royalty souvenirs can be seen throughout the space. It's by the architect Lewis Reynolds. Self-guided... More 

Thank ClintPage
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

This was a beautiful mansion. We really enjoyed it. Staff nice and helpful. We went and did the servants tour after which was great too. The employee was very knowledgeable and friendly. Lunch at the carriage house was included in our package. Large delicious sandwich with a giant cookie, bag of chips and a drink. Not a bad deal at... More 

4 Thank Steph K
Lafayette, Louisiana
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The home and grounds are beautiful. The Elms was an excellent venue for a Rehearsal dinner/cocktail party. Guests were able to stay inside or sit outside. The food was fabulous and there were bars set up inside and out. The staff was professional and accommodating. A band performed in a small gazebo outside adding to the ambiance of the event.

Thank bayougal57
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80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We were in tour group from Canada and this mansion has been selected for the stop for eating. Great meal with great menu. We were received with a Mimosa. Then a tour of the mansion. Was really nice architecturally, woodwork, richness. One room is all mahogany. Another room was flemish oak elaborate with carved panels and cornices over the doors.... More 

Thank Danthemannad
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Pros: The Elms Mansion is absolutely gorgeous; the mansion and grounds are some of the prettiest New Orleans has to offer and because of that our wedding was equally beautiful. Our guests are still raving about the quality of the food (we didn't have much opportunity to eat at the wedding, nor were we ever offered a tasting prior). The... More 

7 Thank Brittaful
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2008

If you are looking for a gorgeous place to get married in New Orleans, you must consider Elms Mansion. My husband & I just got married there in July 2008, and it was the best night of our lives. The mansion was gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the staff was extremely professional. Faith, the owner, has been in the... More 

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