Basin St. Station serves as a center of economic and cultural activities, capturing and featuring the culture and history that makes New Orleans one of the most unique cities in North America. This historical touchstone stands in what was once the transportation crossroad of the city of New Orleans, embodying the rare vestige of five railway stations and their associated buildings that served downtown New Orleans in the early 20th century. Welcoming thousands of visitors into New Orleans every day, Basin St. Station provides an authentic and exciting introduction to our richly diverse and historic city.
Basin St. Station is the city of New Orleans' welcome center with adjoining landscaped parking for visitors. The first floor contains a staffed visitor information center featuring educational community exhibits, a performance venue, a walking tour kiosk, and an authentically New Orleans and Louisiana gift shop. The fourth floor is a special function venue featuring a kitchen, stage, banquet space, and rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of downtown New Orleans.