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    French Quarter True Crime Walking Tour

    Explore the dark underbelly of the city in a tour that is by turns unsettling, thrilling, and, often, disturbingly amusing! Cold-hearted slayings by assassins, murderous crimes of passion and betrayal, a never-apprehended serial killer: all these play a role in New Orleans' rich history. Hear the colorful characters of the French Quarter come to life once more through the stories of their most infamous exploits and best-kept secrets. This exciting French Quarter walking tour is a great opportunity to hear New Orleans crime history from the locals! It would be a crime to pass up on this killer tour!
    French Quarter True Crime Walking Tour

    Voodoo Lounge, 718 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Discover the dark and sordid underbelly of New Orleans' history
    • Learn about murders, crimes of passion, a serial killer, and more
    • Watch the colorful character of the French Quarter come to life
    • Hear the Big Easy's crime history from the locals
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    Laura Plantation + Swamp Tour (Tour Boat)

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    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Your first stop will be The Laura Plantation -- once run by four Creole women, and most notably, Laura -- There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about how the book "Brer Rabbit" was written on the grounds, and how The Laura Plantation was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003 and rebuilt to its original design using materials from antique homes that had been disassembled and sold off into pieces. What a history! But you're not getting away from this one without a trip through the Bayou! Next up is the swamp -- Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
    Laura Plantation + Swamp Tour (Tour Boat)

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Explore New Orleans and the surrounding swamps via tour boat with a local guide
    • Visit the Laura Plantation, considered by many to be "the best historical plantation tour in the Mississippi Valley"
    • Catch some crocodiles as you gaze over the bayou from the safety of the tour boat
    • Get to know the swamps like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in '89!
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    Westbank Plantation Tour

    Once your cruise has returned to New Orleans, take a journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a tour of two separate plantations. On your ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, often referred to as the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road," pass and hear about the Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen plantations along the way. Once you've arrived at Oak Alley Plantation, enjoy time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture, including a quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old! Next, travel to Laura Plantation, a historic sugar plantation built in 1805 displaying a different and unique culture. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves. Come experience this fully immersive tour of New Orleans historic past! Ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, passing and hearing about the Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen plantations along the way. Your guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation allows you time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home.

    Next visit the Laura Plantation, a Creole Plantation with historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.

    You can catch the tour at two different departure times or two locations.
    Westbank Plantation Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Explore two of New Orleans' most iconic plantations
    • Witness the beauty of Oak Alley Plantation, referred to as the "Grand Dame of the Great River Road"
    • Visit Laura Plantation, a beautiful and historic sugar plantation built in 1805
    • Enjoy fascinating commentary throughout your journey from an expert local guide
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    Historical House and Garden Tour

    Home to a Confederate General, headquarters of a bestselling author, and birthplace of a chess champion, the Beauregard-Keyes House has had a variety of incredible people pass through its walls. Come see the efforts of the bestselling author, Frances Parkinson Keyes, who led a restoration of the house to reflect the time period when it was rented by Confederate General Beauregard. Learn the stories of the house's many residents, like the one about the wholesale liquor business that led to a murder on the back gallery! You'll also get to admire the house's restored parterre garden, developed way back in the 19th century! Step back in time and discover the illustrious history of the Beauregard-Keyes House.
    Historical House and Garden Tour

    1113 Chartres St , New Orleans

    • Visit the historic Beauregard-Keyes House, once home to Pierre Gustave Beauregard and Frances Parkinson Keyes
    • Learn the incredible stories of some this house's most prominent residents
    • Explore and admire the house's parterre garden
    • Take a leap back in time to the years just after the end of the Civil War
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    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    Feel the gentle breeze of southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to a time of mint juleps, gracious living and the glory of the Old South. Oak Alley is your destination on this 4.5 hour tour, that takes you into the stunning plantation home, built over 165 years ago. Listen to fascinating and amusing stories of the home and its history, presented by your professional guide. Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings - Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old. Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire", "Primary Colors" and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives". Your guided Oak Valley Plantation tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home and its history. View the Majestic Cypress Trees in Louisiana's swamps bordering the Mississippi River. You can purchase a snack, salad or sandwich in the Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach (not included in price). Feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the glory of the Old South!
    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Feel the gentle breeze of southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the Old South
    • Enter Oak Alley, a stunning plantation home built over 165 years ago
    • Listen to fascinating and amusing stories of the home and its history from your professional guide.
    • Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings
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    Garden District Tour

    New Orleans' Garden District epitomizes the city's colorful history and beauty, home to one of the best-preserved collections of Southern mansions in the United States. On this tour, you'll take an informative stroll through one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the country. You'll learn about those who lived in this historic area and those who still do, while comparing the different architectural styles of its magnificent houses. The tour will finish at Lafayette Cemetery #1, where you'll uncover the amazing science behind New Orleans' above-ground tombs! Embark on a day of history and sights you'll never forget!
    Garden District Tour

    2727 Prytania St, New Orleans

    • Take a walking tour through one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the country
    • Witness the ethereal beauty of New Orleans' Garden District
    • Learn about those who lived in this historic area and those who still do
    • Visit Lafayette Cemetery #1 to discover the science of above-ground tombs in New Orleans
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (New Orleans)

    Looking for a way to turn New Orleans into a giant game? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a sightseeing tour of all the best that New Orleans has to offer. Guided from any smartphone, you'll make your way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Answer questions to uncover the next, secret location. You'll learn about New Orleans landmarks like the French Market, Spanish Plaza, the Cafe du Monde and more. Your game will give you an entirely new perspective on the city as you weave through its fabled streets and solve the riddles!
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (New Orleans)

    Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans

    • Compete in a fun, interactive scavenger hunt around New Orleans guided by your smartphone
    • Answer questions and complete challenges to guide you to your next location on the tour
    • Adventure by famous Big Easy landmarks such as Jackson Square and Bourbon Street
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    Haunted Houses of the French Quarter and Ghost Tour

    New Orleans is known for being a city full of life and celebration. Perhaps that's why the dead never want to leave . . . or is their presence due to a darker reason? On this tour of the haunted history of the city you'll hear disturbing tales of infamous mass murders, vampire sightings, slave torture, and more. Hear gruesome details surrounding the life of Madame LaLaurie, a wealthy socialite turned serial killer who had a knack for brutally torturing and murdering her help. You'll also step inside a 200 year old haunted mansion and learn all about the spirits that roam its many rooms.
    Haunted Houses of the French Quarter and Ghost Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Explore New Orleans's haunted history on a unique walking tour
    • Enter a 200 year old haunted mansion
    • Hear tales of terror and civil unrest dating back to the French settlers
    • Discover the dark side of the Crescent City
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    Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour

    Go beyond New Orleans to tour two grand Louisiana plantations on the banks of the Mississippi River. Watch guides in period costume bring to life the history of Oak Alley Plantation, named after a double row of live oaks planted nearly 300 years ago. Then tour the Creole Laura Plantation with its sweeping sugarcane fields and historically significant slave quarters. Admire several other plantations on the Great River Road from afar, and learn their unique stories. On your ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, you will see and hear all about Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen Plantations. Your guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation will allow you time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home. Next visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.
    Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a small-group tour of two separate plantations
    • Visit Oak Alley Plantation, which has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road"
    • Tour Laura Plantation, a historic sugar plantation built in 1805, with an experience that will feel very personal
    • Hear stories in dramatic detail of the lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves
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    Oak Alley Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

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    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Your first stop will be the Oak Alley Plantation -- which looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about the previous owners of The Plantation and the restoration the place has endured. The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. But you're not getting away from this one without a trip through the Bayou! Next up is the swamp -- Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
    Oak Alley Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Explore New Orleans and the surrounding swamps via tour boat with a local guide
    • Visit the Oak Alley Plantation, one of the most magnificent plantation tours due to its 28 huge Oak Trees leading from the front steps to the River Road
    • Catch some crocodiles as you gaze over the bayou from the safety of the airboat
    • Get to know the swamps like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in '89!
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