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French Quarter History Tour

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10:30 AM

Saturday - Sunday

Meeting Place: Washington Artillery Park

(across Decatur St. from Jackson Square)

Tour Info: 2 Hours, Small Groups (15 Guest Max), Private Tours Available! 


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Small group tour, customized for you! 

Bar break at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

Exciting history & hilarious scandal

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Join our small group tour of the French Quarter, as we share 300 years of thrilling and iconic New Orleans history! Share a local's love for our city -- secrets, scandals, and all -- and learn the meaning of all the famous places you've always read about. 


We'll discuss the Chitimacha tribe that inhabited the area, the early French & Spanish colonies, all the way to the jazz age, and the birthplace of modern music. This tour goes far beyond just names and dates, to bring to life the fascinating stories and strange characters who made New Orleans. It's the real hilarious history of New Orleans, told in an entertaining way that pulls no punches.

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“Fun tour great information and the guide was really entertaining. Even our 4 year old had fun. Lots of information and laughed must do tour."



Part One:
The Heart of the Old City

We'll start overlooking St. Louis cathedral and Jackson Square, once the historic Places d'Armes, the heart of our early French colony. Hear of colorful figures like Governor Bienville, who fought naked, covered in tribal snake tattoos, and underwent psychedelic rituals with the locals. We'll discuss the French, Spanish, African, and Anglo-American influence on our architecture styles, and see famous sites like St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, The Presbytere, Preservation Hall, The Pharmacy Museum, Bourbon St., and Napoleon house. We'll see sites famous for food and drink, like the oldest restaurant in New Orleans, and the apothecary where the first cocktail was invented.

50 Minutes

Break Time at a Local Coffee Shop!

Get out of the sun and grab something

to drink on our mid-tour break

10 Minutes

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Part Two: 
The Back of Town

For the second half, we'll see places like Congo Square, where African traditions, culture, and music survived like nowhere else in the South. We'll see the first rock n' roll, rhythm & blues recording studio in the world, and hear about some of the artists and playwrights who made New Orleans famous.

This five-star tour is a wonderful change of pace from the usual, and will give you a fun and interactive historical experience you will never forget​.

We have fun extras like photos & visuals, and Polaroid Pictures! Pose with your group in front of the beautiful architecture and take home an exciting snapshot memento of your experience in the unique New Orleans French Quarter!

50 Minutes

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