Explore the storied streets of the Vieux Carre
. From the dynamic Mississippi River to the serene courtyards, experience the French Quarter with the city’s best guides. Discover everything from the outrageous colonial history to Creole culture, from piracy to architectural masterpieces, enjoying New Orleans' gumbo of legend and truth.
 
 
       
 



MISSISSIPPI RIVER

 

 

Your tour includes the birthplace of New Orleans, the Mississippi River, the "Father of Waters." Whether for Native American canoes, French and Spanish colonial sailing ships, American frontiersmen flat and keel boats, prosperous antebellum era steam ships, or today's massive ocean-going freighters, this mythological body of water has provided New Orleans with its reason for being and gave America its very soul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




  URSULINES CONVENT, THE OLDEST SURVIVING BUILDING IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY

       
The tour continues through the French Market, the oldest open-air market in the nation and on to the Ursulines Convent, the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley, whose history reveals the fascinating saga of early Louisiana colonization efforts. And then to Jackson Square, heart of the French Quarter, site of: St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States; the Cabildo; the Presbytere; and the Pontabla buildings.
 


ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL, THE CABILDO, AND PRESBYTERE

 
       
       
 

CLASSIC CREOLE COURTYARD

 


Experience the lush atmosphere of a Creole courtyard where you will learn about the complexities of Creole society. The tour includes the unique history of slavery found in South Louisiana and at the
Quadroon Ballroom you will explore the world of Creole mistresses and the system of placage.

 

 

 



There are film locations and literary haunts such as
Faulkner House, the home of William Faulkner where he wrote his first novel Soldier’s Pay, and the building where Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

 

 



MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY, FRENCH COLONIAL RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE

 
  The French Quarter History Tour also stops at Pirate’s Alley, the scene of daring pirate prison escapes and a legendary dueling ground.  


       
         
 
 

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French Quarter History &
Architecture Tour

10:30 a.m. 7 Days a Week
meets at
Bourbon Cafe Beignet
at Legends Park
311 Bourbon Street
(across from Royal Sonesta Hotel)
(meet at the Fats Domino statue)



Twilight French Quarter Stroll
5:00 p.m. - 7 Days a Week
meets at Decatur Cafe Beignet
600 Decatur Street
in Jax Brewery

Arrive 15 to 20 minutes before tour time

$25.00 for Adults
$18 - senior / student / active military

$7.00 for children 6 to 12
Free for children under 6.
(Tickets can be purchased at Bourbon Cafe Beignet
20 minutes before the starting time) or

ADVANCE PURCHASE RECOMMENDED.


 
     
     
 
Cash and travelers checks only when paid in person.

Specially arranged discounted group tours available!
Phone: (504) 947-2120

Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Tours leave rain or shine.
(Bring a rain coat for the rain • Bring an umbrella for the sun)