Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour
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Pass By: French Market, 1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3406
Let your own ‘local expert’ unravel the mysteries of one of America’s oldest and most unique living neighborhoods!
Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mighty Mississippi, through the French Market.
Stop At: Jackson Square, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
Stroll through Jackson Square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from our European past. Learn about the Creoles on this tour through the original city, founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand all it has to offer - architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art. Visit Madame John’s Legacy, built in 1788 and one of the best examples of French colonial architecture in North America.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, 941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
We’ll take a break at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, built between 1722 and 1732 and reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. The property is believed to have been used by the Lafitte Brothers, Jean and Pierre, as a New Orleans base for their Barataria smuggling operation.
Pass By: Beauregard-Keyes House, 1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2504
Mondays and holidays you'll tour this historic house, now a museum, whose occupants included Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard and novelist Frances Parkinson Keyes.
Stop At: Cabildo, 701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Your tour ends at the Cabildo, built under Spanish rule in 1795-1799, and the site of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Featuring a comprehensive exhibit on Louisiana's early history, the Cabildo served as a city hall, a courthouse and a prison. It was the headquarters of the Louisiana State Supreme Court for the landmark Plessy vs. Ferguson decision.
One of the most legendary artifacts on display here is the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Some of his former officers schemed to rescue him from exile on the island of St. Helena and bring him to Louisiana but he died a few days before this plan was finalized.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291
This tour offers exclusive access to the one block gated St. Anthony's Garden directly behind the St. Louis Cathedral. Most locals have never been behind those gates!
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Spring Fiesta Historic House, 826 Saint Ann St At Bourbon, New Orleans, LA 70116-3029
This tour offers exclusive access into a charming French Quarter courtyard.
Duration: 5 minutes
- Guided tour of the Cabildo Museum (Tuesday - Sunday)
- Beauregard-Keyes House (Mondays and Holidays)
- Local guide
- Entry/Admission - Cabildo
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- In order to help avoid vehicular traffic in the French Quarter from, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
- Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
Dr. Jumbo was knowledgeable and an excellent story teller which made our group of 8's tour memorable. Highly recommend!
What a fantastic, enthusiastic guide who knew local history, art, architecture and kept us entertained throughout the walk...thank you