French Quarter History Tour

What to expect
  • Delve into the history of the French Quarter on a 2-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide
  • Explore the the Mississippi River, French Market, St Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, the Presbytere, Jackson Square, and more
  • Visit historic buildings and secluded courtyards, see famous literary and silver screen locations, and learn about Creole culture
  • Learn tons of fun history and the legends that helped shaped the Big Easy
Looking for a great way to get to know all about the culture and history of New Orleans? Mosey down to Musical Legends Park and meet your guide for this exciting walking tour.

First you will stroll to the banks of the Mississippi River where you will learn how levee construction transformed the swamp into fertile farmland. You'll then walk through the French Market, the oldest open-air market in the US before reaching the Mississippi River valley’s oldest building, the Ursuline Convent. Next you'll head to Jackson Square, the heart of the French Quarter, to see important sites including the Cabildo, the Presbytere, and the Pontalba buildings. You will get to go inside St Louis Cathedral and see where the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788 started. Next, you'll step into a lush Creole courtyard and learn about the complexities of Creole society and slavery in South Louisiana. You'll enter William Faulkner’s home before you stop at Pirate's Alley, where your guide recounts local legends about prison escapes and dueling.

Note: Please expect to walk about 2 miles (3.2 km) at a leisurely pace before wrapping up near the Mississippi River levee.
Key Highlights
Price $20.00 per guest
Duration / Session 2.5 hours
# Sessions 1
There are no refunds; all sales are final.

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