French Quarter History Tour

334 Royal St , Cafe Beignet, Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 1-800-987-9852    Chat Now  
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French Quarter History Tour
Detail Fully narrated tour
Detail Great overview and orientation of the city
Detail Informative, friendly and professional guide
Detail Instant Confirmation
Detail Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Detail Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
French Quarter History Tour Schedule Schedule
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Discover the rich and captivating history of New Orleans’ most famous district on the French Quarter History Tour. As you stroll through the charming streets and alleys of this iconic neighborhood, your expert guide will regale you with tales of the city's past, from its founding in 1718 to the present day. From the famed architecture to the colorful characters that define this unique area, this tour is a must-do for history and culture enthusiasts alike.

During the two-hour tour, you will explore the heart of the French Quarter, including Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the Cabildo. Along the way, your guide will point out noteworthy landmarks and share fascinating stories about their histories and cultural significance. Discover the history of Mardi Gras and how it has evolved over the years, learn about the city's earliest settlers, and find out how Bourbon Street got its name. With so much to see and learn, this tour is an ideal way to experience the French Quarter.

As you stroll through the historic streets, be sure to keep an eye out for the stunning architecture that has made the French Quarter one of the most beloved neighborhoods in the United States. Spanish, French, and Creole influences are all on display in the unique buildings and homes that line the streets. Learn about the styles and see firsthand the architectural details that make these buildings so captivating.

The French Quarter History Tour offers a comprehensive overview of the history and culture of this iconic New Orleans neighborhood. With its knowledgeable guides and fascinating subject matter, this tour is perfect for families, history buffs, and anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the city's rich heritage. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience during your visit to the Big Easy.

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 Stop at  French Market in New Orleans, LA
Dive into the vibrant and bustling French Market in New Orleans! An historic trading post since 1791, it offers a diverse shopping experience with local art, produce, and specialty shops. Get a taste of quintessential New Orleans with live jazz music, freshly brewed coffee, and Creole cuisine. Come discover; it's a real cultural feast.
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 Stop at  French Quarter
Experience the vibrant heart of New Orleans with a visit to the historic French Quarter. Here, discover a melting pot of culture and history as you stroll along the streets lined with Creole townhouses, listen to the rhythm of live jazz music, taste authentic Louisiana cuisine, and revel in the warm Southern hospitality. It's a timeless spectacle that's full of life around the clock.
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 Stop at  Jackson Square in New Orleans, LA
Experience the vibrant heart of New Orleans at Jackson Square. Basking in rich history and artistic expression, this iconic landmark features breathtaking architecture, talented street performers, and intriguing local art. Roam the charming walkways, visit the ancient St. Louis Cathedral or simply soak up the lively ambiance in this lively gathering spot.
 Stop at  Old Ursuline Convent Museum
The Old Ursuline Convent Museum in New Orleans is a fascinating part of Louisiana's French colonial past. The oldest building in the Mississippi Valley, it offers a captivating insight into the early history of the city and region. Stroll through the beautifully preserved rooms and gardens and transport yourself back in time.
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 Pass By  Pontalba Buildings
Immerse in the rich history of New Orleans at the Pontalba Buildings, two of the French Quarter's oldest structures. With their stunning 1840s red-brick façades, captivating wrought-iron balconies and beautiful apartments teeming with art and culture, these iconic landmarks paint a vibrant picture of New Orleans' historic charm and southern beauty.
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 Stop at  Royal Street
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of New Orleans on Royal Street. Renowned for its historic architecture, vibrant art scene, and world-class restaurants, this quaint street encapsulates the unique charm of New Orleans. Discover local treasures in antique shops, admire local art galleries, or simply bask in the soulful melodies of street performers.
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 Pass By  St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA
Experience history and awe-inspiring architecture at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Scenic gardens, stunning interiors and a strong cultural presence make this site a must-visit. Seek out tranquility in the heart of the city and immerse yourself in a unique blend of spirituality and exquisite beauty.
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 Stop at  The Cabildo in New Orleans, LA
Immerse yourself in Louisiana's fascinating past at The Cabildo in New Orleans. Situated beside the captivating St. Louis Cathedral, this historic landmark exhibits artifacts from the Battle of New Orleans and the Louisiana Purchase, offering a profound journey into the state's unique heritage. It's a must-visit for history lovers visiting the Crescent City.
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 Pass By  Mighty Mississippi River
Discover the heart of New Orleans: the Mighty Mississippi River. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history as you cruise along its majestic waters. Enjoy breathtaking views of the cityscape, fascinating wildlife and iconic landmarks. Dance, dine and delight under the southern sun — the Mighty Mississippi River guarantees an unforgettable adventure.
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 Stop at  Cafe Beignet on Royal Street
Located in the heart of New Orleans' vibrant French Quarter, the Café Beignet on Royal Street offers a quintessential taste of the city's culture. Indulge in the cafe's namesake treat, beignets: cloud-like pastries dusted with powdered sugar. Pair it with café au lait for a delightful morning pick-me-up or a memorable afternoon rendezvous.
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 Stop at  Musical Legends Park
Immerse yourself in the rich musical heritage of New Orleans at Musical Legends Park. A tranquil oasis at the heart of the bustling French Quarter, this open-air park features life-size bronze statues of jazz legends. Don't miss the memorable live performances while savoring famous Café Beignet. A must-visit, the park is a lively celebration of the city's enduring soundtrack.
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 Stop at  The Presbytere in New Orleans, LA
Step into the heart of New Orleans' vibrant culture at The Presbytère. This museum, originally built in 1791 as a residential building, now showcases captivating exhibits on the city's unique history, Mardi Gras celebrations, and Hurricane Katrina resilience. Infused with local spirit, The Presbytère offers an unforgettable journey into the soul of the Big Easy.

In summary, the French Quarter History Tour is a two-hour exploration of the heart of one of the most unique and beloved neighborhoods in America. With expert guides leading the way, visitors will discover the fascinating history and culture of the French Quarter, including its stunning architecture, colorful characters, and rich Mardi Gras traditions. Whether you're a history buff or just looking for a unique way to experience this iconic destination, the French Quarter History Tour is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in New Orleans.


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