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French Quarter Visitor Center in New Orleans, LA

The French Quarter Visitor Center, part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, offers more than your standard brochures and maps.

At this visitor center, you can learn all about New Orleans history and culture with tours, films, exhibits, and demonstrations. Daily walks of the French Quarter are led by knowledgeable rangers who will tell you all the history and stories of this famous district. Along with these daily tours, the visitor center hosts a variety of actors, musicians, storytellers, dancers, and cooks for performances and demonstrations of classic New Orleans culture. The Visitor Center also has an onsite bookstore, where you can buy cookbooks, books about music and history, children's books, and more. 

Hours of Operation

  • Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Closed on Christmas Day and Mardi Gras Day

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French Quarter Visitor Center
419 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hotels Near French Quarter Visitor Center
Bienville House Hotel
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Omni Royals Orleans
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W French Quarter
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Best Western St. Christopher Hotel
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Bluegreen Vacations Club La Pension, Ascend Resort Collection
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I spent the entire night around the French Quarter in New Orleans, and it was glorious! The locals have more than enough southern hospitality to go around, and the food was absolutely delicious! Once you get done with the Visitor Center, I highly recommend the Cafe Du Monde, which is also in the French Quarter.
Matt - Phillipsburg, KS
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