After registering for the 2016 New Orleans Antiques Forum, please join us for either of the optional events. Call (504) 523-4662 to make your reservations. Online registration is not available for the optional tours.

Please note these optional programs are available only to those who have registered for the 2016 New Orleans Antiques Forum.

Preconference Bus Tour: “A Perfect Setting”
Thursday, August 4 • 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.*
$120 per person, lunch included
reservations by telephone only, (504) 523-4662

Traveling by bus with experts Eugene D. Cizek and William M. Hyland, participants will visit an array of sites in historic St. Francisville, Louisiana. Guests will visit Catalpa Plantation, one of the few plantations owned and occupied by descendants of the original owner. The property features a 30-acre garden, an elliptical alley of moss-draped oaks, and many of the original furnishings. The morning will also include a stop at treasure-filled Hillcroft House, a neoclassical home built in 1905. After lunch at Grace Episcopal Church, the tour will proceed to Rosedown Plantation, one of the most documented and intact complexes in the South. Built in 1835 for the family of cotton planter Daniel Turnbull, the house combines Federal and Greek Revival elements and is celebrated for its extensive formal gardens.

Buses will depart from the 300 block of Bienville Street promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will return by approximately 6:30 p.m.
* Return time is not guaranteed.

Walking Tour: “Sales Tax Not Included”
Thursday, August 4 • 10:00 a.m.–noon
$40 per person
reservations by telephone only, (504) 523-4662

Join former THNOC curator and historian John Magill at the Williams Research Center for a presentation on retail in 19th-century New Orleans, and then put on your walking shoes to explore the locations discussed.

Jazz Brunch with the Speakers at Arnaud’s Restaurant
Sunday, August 7
12:30–2:00 p.m.
$50 per person*

Join us for one final opportunity to socialize, meet the speakers, and dine at one of the city’s oldest and finest restaurants. The brunch menu is available at You may make your brunch reservations via this website, by returning the enclosed R.s.v.p. card, or by calling (504) 523-4662.

* Parking in the French Quarter is not included.

Soufflé Potatoes
With Béarnaise Sauce

Shrimp Arnaud
Cold gulf shrimp marinated in our famous tangy Creole Remoulade Sauce

Gulf Fish Amandine
With Haricots Vert

Strawberries Arnaud
Fresh strawberries marinated in a Port Wine Sauce
  Served over vanilla ice cream and topped with whipped cream

Coffee/Iced Tea

One Mimosa included in per person price

Parking: Admission rates for the optional programs listed above do not include parking.