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Love the houses!

We always enjoy historic districts. Love the old houses! Pick up your brochure at the visitor's... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2017
Diane R

Came here with my sister. Very relaxing and pretty walk. We just walked and wandered around... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2017
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“Back to Olden Days”
Oct 2, 2018
“Amazing step into the past...”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to step back in time and see beautiful old houses on acreage by the shore of the lake? Such a great neighborhood. I would love to have a pier into the lake like they do!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing the period rooms and houses. I learned quite a bit reading the signs. I definitely recommend visiting if you are in the area.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NMCostello
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

As previous reviewers have mentioned, definitely stop at the visitors center to pick up the booklet listing the historical district facts. This is a self guided tour either by walking or driving. To walk you will need to locate several different parking spots as there...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Jpamr5
Reviewed August 7, 2017

it's the only thing to see that it worth it. Tere are many old houses from 1880 to 1930 here and there around the city center. It's nice to take a look but you got to look the website to know where they are (mostly...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Marco C
Reviewed May 11, 2017

We always enjoy historic districts. Love the old houses! Pick up your brochure at the visitor's center or download the informative app to your phone. We did seem to crisscross a bit but we did see some beautiful homes along the way.

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Diane R
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Came here with my sister. Very relaxing and pretty walk. We just walked and wandered around. Pretty, and relaxing.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank mel_mel_cool
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Definitely stop at the visitor center to get the map. We drove around a saw a couple homes, then stopped. Having the map made it so much better to find all the beautiful old homes in the area.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank scott10jo
Reviewed December 20, 2016

This is a very pleasant area to wonder around and has many lovley older houses. There is also a cafe here but we did not get the chance to try it.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 56susil
Reviewed December 9, 2016

We had a city tour guide step onto our bus to speak about the old district houses. The guide was knowledgeable about the old town tour.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank _lagailbridges
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great place to relax in the horse drawn carriage and admire all the beautiful Christmas decorations.

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Baileywrights
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Road trip from New Orleans to Houston (2 Replies)
Hi All :) We are thinking of doing a week long road trip from New Orleans to Houston this September. We are not from US and therefore I was hoping someone would have tips of the places to see/stay and things to do in that area :) The things that I saw myself that looked good were - New Orleans (Bourbon Street, Esplanade Avenue, Café Du Monde), - Oak Alley Plantation - Lafayette (Chicot State Park, Fuselier loop) - Lake Charles (Charpentier Historic District) Would you have any...More
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In the Lafayette area... -Visit Avery Island in New Iberia, where Tabasco is made. - Eat at Mulate’s in Breaux Bridge. Check with them to see when they have a Cajun band playing. - For a quick lunch, go to Poche’s in Breaux Bridge. I would spend a day or two in Lafayette and the rest of the time in New Orleans. New Orleans has such a variety of things to do: - zoo, aquarium, insectarium - World War II Museum - New Orleans Museum of Art - lots of restaurants, bars, etc - cruise...More