Longue Vue House and Gardens

Longue Vue House and Gardens, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed as a National Historic Landmark, was designed and built between 1935 and 1942 by landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman and architects William and Geoffrey Platt for Edgar and Edith Stern, New Orleans foremost mid-twentieth-century philanthropists and civi-justice activists.

The mansion and its surrounding  eight acres of garden spaces, with varied  designs ranging from the formal to the wild, draw upon Southern architectural traditions and native Louisiana flora, even as they echo the contemporaneous garden design movement that set the stage for some of the most breathtaking garden estates in the country.

Inspired by our humanitarian and artistic legacy, Longue Vue’s mission is to be a leader in the advancement of innovative thought, creative expression and life-long learning, and to engage our resources and exceptional setting to stimulate discussion and action on issues of social justice and community responsibility. 


Students have the opportunity to work in each Department. Curatorial Interns are generally involved in archival and research projects. Garden volunteering offers a wide array of tasks in each of our 16 Garden spaces. Education Interns work closely with our Educators supporting the creation and implementation of programs for a wide audience, including comprehensive food-related curriculum for school-age youth. In our Accounting Department, interns support our Director of Finance.

All Departments are open to creating specializing Internships according to the needs and interests of the agency and the student.

To learn more about working with the Cultivating Communities Program click here.


Longue Vue Interns and Service Learners gain skills and understanding of philanthropy and community engagement and how these serve the community. Students may learn the day to day operations of a museum, or how a non-profit’s finances funtion. Some students will learn how to care for a variety of plants. Others will observe and expand on preexisting and future Education programs. 


Museum staff and visitors
School age youth



Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm


7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans, LA 70124
Maps & directions

Biking • 22 min
Driving • 15 min, street parking

*It is preferable that you have a car for this location*

Katherine Madere
Volunteer Coordinator