After registering for the 2015 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 2015 New Orleans Antiques Forum.

Preconference Tour
Thursday, July 30
8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.*
$120 per person, lunch included**

SOLD OUT • Call (504) 523-4662 to add your name to the waiting list.

Traveling by bus with experts Eugene D. Cizek and William M. Hyland, participants will visit an array of sites in historic Franklin and Jeanerette, Louisiana. Guests will visit the Alfred Gates House (Franklin), an 1850 residence built by a steamboat captain who came to Franklin in 1846. It features a beautiful central staircase and a wide, hipped roof topped by a widow’s walk. The morning will also include a stop at the Hilaire Lancon House (Franklin), a picturesque cottage near Bayou Teche. Built in 1848 and relocated 23 miles to its present location in 1992, it is currently the private residence of owners Stephen and Suzanne Stirling. After lunch, the tour will proceed to Albania Plantation House (Jeanerette), built between 1837 and 1842 by sugar planter Charles Grevemberg. The Greek Revival house was recently and lovingly renovated by owner and collector Hunt Slonem.

Buses will depart from the 300 block of Bienville Street promptly at 8:30 a.m., and will return by approximately 7 p.m.

* Return time is not guaranteed.

** Parking in the French Quarter is not included.

Tour of St. Anthony’s Garden
Friday, July 31 • 1 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 • 4:15 p.m.

Free; space is limited

Join David Euvrard of the École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage–Versailles and D. Ryan Gray, assistant professor at the University of New Orleans, in a tour of St. Anthony’s Garden, located behind St. Louis Cathedral and designed by Louis Benech. Participants may sign up at the forum registration table.

Jazz Brunch with the Speakers at Antoine’s Restaurant
Sunday, August 2
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.

One Mimosa
Iced Tea

Hor d’oeuvres
Souffle Potatoes

Shrimp Regau served over lettuce

Demi Fried Louisiana Drum Cardinal with Demi Portion of Asparagus

Demi Baked Alaska with Chocolate Sauce


Parking: Admission rates for the optional programs listed above do not include parking. For the Thursday bus trip we recommend that you park in Premium Parking’s the JAX lot, located at 500 Decatur Street, and walk to the bus on the Bienville side of the lot.  The fee for parking in this lot is $10 and you must use coupon code NOAF when paying to receive the reduced rate