Experience America's oldest and most mysterious living city from the perspective of a local with this guided walking tour of the French Quarter.
Many secrets lurk in the numerous alleys named after the sinners and saints of the past, and you will almost hear their whispers as you walk along the charming streets. Take pictures in front of the gorgeous architecture of the St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square, and inhale the abundant scents of Creole cooking that waft in the air. Perhaps the highlight of the tour, visitors will stop by the intriguing Pharmacy Museum where the gris-gris potions of the voodoo priestesses can be discovered and learned about.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
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Tour Stop at Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orleans, LA
The Beauregard-Keyes House was built in 1826 for wealthy auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier, and is a fine example of a raised center hall house. On view are Keyes’ collections of more than 200 antique dolls and 87 tea pots. Her extensive collections of delicate fans and fascinating folk costumes are also on exhibit.
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Tour Stop at French Market in New Orleans, LA
Founded in 1791, New Orleans’ French Market is the oldest public market in the country and has played a historic role in the development of the city’s economy. Browse packaged Louisiana gift baskets, fleur de lis decorative items and artistic creations at such stores as WHATS NEW and Belle Louisiane and shop for art and paintings of the Crescent City at the Dutch Alley Artist's Co-Op.
Drive By Jackson Square in New Orleans, LA
Historic Jackson Square, originally known in the 18th century as "Place d'Armes," and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson, is a timeless attraction in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. This famous landmark facing the Mississippi River is surrounded by historic buildings, including the St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo.
Drive By Old Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, LA
The Old Ursuline Convent is the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley. The main lodge is filled with dozens of oil paintings of past archbishops, bishops, religious statues and bronze busts. Behind the main building, there is a peaceful walled courtyard. Here the visitor finds statues that pay homage to founding Ursuline Sisters, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and Father Francis Xavier Seelos.
Drive By Pharmacy Museum in New Orleans, LA
The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is widely believed to be the largest and most diverse pharmaceutical collection in a single location in the United States, containing old patent medicines, books, and pharmaceutical equipment dating back as far as the early 1800s. The museum also features a re-created 19th century physician’s study and the Rosenthal Spectacle Collection, which illustrates the historical development of spectacles and other antique vision aids from around the world.
Drive By St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA
The St. Louis Cathedral is among the tallest and most imposing structures in the French Quarter, and one of the most recognizable. It is one of the cultural and architectural treasures of the French Quarter and no trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to St. Louis Cathedral.
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Tour Stop at The Cabildo in New Orleans, LA
The Cabildo is one of the most historically significant buildings in America.Throughout the building are more than 1,000 artifacts and original works of art, including “The Battle of New Orleans,” Eugene Louis Lami’s huge 1839 painting that shows intricate details of the final and most decisive battle of the War of 1812. There are also portraits of famous Louisiana figures, exquisite engravings of nature artist John James Audubon, and many interactive displays, all of which tell the story of Louisiana and its place in American history.
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This is truly an opportunity that you don't want to miss, or else you may never learn about the dark past of this enchanting neighborhood.