Although we had access to a car, traveling by a New Orleans Streetcar seemed like a better way to get around. At only $3 for a day pass, traveling by streetcar was a unique way to see a part of New Orleans unfamiliar to me. The trip from Canal Street to Jackson Avenue took about 30 minutes, but once we arrived in the beautiful Garden District walking around was easy enough. Our first destination? Buckner Mansion, aka the American Horror Story Coven house.
Buckner Mansion [as seen in the photos above] is known for being the setting for the third season of American Horror Story, Coven. Don't watch American Horror Story? You should. It's amazing. However, Buckner Mansion has a fascinating history of its own, being one of the best surviving examples of a 19th century southern mansion. Built in 1856 by the successful cotton merchant Henry Buckner, Buckner Mansion has served as a private residence, a school, and most recently a TV set throughout its existence.
Buckner Mansion isn't the only sight to see in the Garden District. Rows of beautiful mansions line Jackson Avenue and Coliseum Street. Notable residents of this historic neighborhood include Nicholas Cage, Peyton Manning, and Sandra Bullock.
[Sandra Bullcok's residence]
Have you ever been to New Orleans? What were some of your favorite sights?