St. Bernard Parish borders New Orleans just 5 miles from the French Quarter. Settled in 1778 by Canary Islanders known as Islenos, and the site of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, St. Bernard is truly New Orleans’ Most Historic Neighbor. Our history and culture are on display everyday from the nearly 200 year old coastal fishing villages to the historic plantations that line our national scenic byway. St. Bernard is also home to the largest sugar refinery in North America, Domino Sugar, which has been refining sugar in the Old Arabi Historic District for 103 years. In addition to the many cultural, historical and nature based experiences already available, St. Bernard is continuing to grow, adding many new attractions which will be open by the end of 2014. These include a state of the art Children’s Science Center, a Hurricane Katrina Museum, the largest Planetarium in the region, an Artist Co-op Market featuring the works of local artists, a Sugar Museum, and a public access Boardwalk.
- San Bernardo Scenic Byway & the St. Bernard Sugar Trail
- Fishing, Farming, & the St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers’ Market
- The Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 at the Chalmette Battlefield
- Louisiana’s Spanish culture at the Islenos (Canary Island) Museum & Village
- Eat like a local at St. Bernard’s Top 20 EATS
- Celebrating Crawfish, Creole Tomatoes, Sugar, Oysters, Culture & more at year-round Festivals
- Birding and nature-based experiences
- Hurricane protection & post-Katrina recovery
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