Located ninety-five miles above the mouth of the Mississippi River, the French Quarter is the heart of New Orleans.
On this sliver of dry land between Lake Pontchartrain and the River, the city was founded during the spring of 1718. It was hard work clearing the woods and draining the swamps. Once that task was completed, New Orleans still suffered trials of disease, storms, fires, war and civil unrest. Because of this, we here in New Orleans have learned to appreciate and celebrate life. It is expressed in our food, music and the general Laissez le bon temps rouler (Let the good times roll) attitude we carry around with us everyday.
Follow your guide through three centuries of intriguing history, unique to New Orleans. This French Quarter History tour is perfect for the first time visitor to our city! It will cover everything that you need to know to get started on your New Orleans adventure. You will hear about our local cuisine, the architecture, and local customs. All presented with historical context in an entertaining atmosphere.
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Landmarks you will visit:
Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral
Jean Lafitte‘s Blacksmith Shop Tavern
Old Ursaline Convent, the oldest building in New Orleans
The tour will meet and depart from the Bienville Statue near 400 Decatur Street.
2 Hour Private Walking Tour
1.25 Mile Walking Distance
Tour Rate: Adult: $25; Military: $18; Child: $10
Reservations are required
Private Tour Buyout: $120 for up to 10 People (Call to Book private groups of more than 10)
7:00 AM – 9 AM Sunrise Tour (Thursday Only!)
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Thursday-Monday)
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday)
Subjects will include:
- Colonial New Orleans, the city’s founding and early tribulations
- Antebellum Life, Code Noir, Louisiana Purchase, Wars
- Creole Cuisine, Origins of restaurants and local food
- Architecture, Styles and functions of our buildings