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" the place to go for authenticity rather than sensationalism.” - Frommer’s New Orleans


Join cemetery expert / author / preservationist / documentarian Robert Florence and the city’s most qualified guides for the BEST New Orleans tours:

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“Run by respected local historian Robert Florence, these lively tours give heaps of informed detail while foregoing the spooky costumes and to-go beers.”

– Access New Orleans

Join us for an enjoyable, accurate Crescent City experience! NOLA Historic Tours is an alternative for the curious traveler, specializing in French Quarter, Cemetery, Garden District, Voodoo, Music, Haunted, Treme, Literary, Swamp and Plantation Tours. Preservationist / author Robert Florence has restored many historic tombs and runs the New Orleans Musicians Tomb which provides free burial to musicians. Experience the city’s most accredited guides who insightfully and humorously feature New Orleans’ most spectacular sites and intriguing traditions.

Private discounted group tours, destination management services, and foreign language tours are available.

Expert tour guides fully licensed by the City of New Orleans

Recommended by New Orleans Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Louisiana Travel Association

Recommended by New Orleans Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Louisiana Travel Association  

Awarded Frommer’s STAR 1999 through 2020


“Among the high-camp, overpriced and the plain silly, there are nonetheless a few tours worth joining: NOLA Historic Tours offers professional, fascinating insights.”

Rough Guide USA

“If cemetery expert and writer Rob Florence isn’t leading this Garden District Tour, then one of his very knowledgeable associates will be. The Garden District Tour hits all the highlights including architecture, celebrities’ homes and a tour of Lafayette Cemetery #1.”

Time Out Guide, New Orleans

“Of the many Voodoo tours available, Voodoo proponents most highly regard the no-hype cemetery and Voodoo history tour sponsored by Historic New Orleans Tours.”

Lonely Planet, Deep South

“Voodoo-oriented tours abound in New Orleans, but the one led by writer and former Jean Lafitte National Park ranger Robert Florence emphasizes the practice’s traditional heritage and history rather than myths and tall tales.”

Access Guide, New Orleans

“The best tour is conducted by historian Robert Florence…”
– The Boston Globe


Great Tour with a Great Guide

Our hotel in New Orleans booked a private 2-hour walking tour for my best friend and me. Leonce Collins was our tour guide and what a fount of knowledge he was! He knew so much about the cemetery and the homes! In addition, Leonce is charming and energetic ... he could have kept going when we were ready for a nap. The 2 hours flew by. By all means, book a tour and ask for Leonce.

– Laurie G. | TripAdvisor
A really fun tour.

This was a very interesting tour of New Orleans French quarter. Our tour guide gave us a lot of information about New Orleans as well as the cocktails. We traveled to many bars to sample the special cocktails some were famous for. Other bars were famous for the variety of cocktails they make. The last bar was famous as it was an old brothel. A really fun tour.

– Keith S. | TripAdvisor
Frank Currie was wonderful!

We were fortunate enough to have both great weather and a small tour group, so we were able to take full advantage of our wonderful tour guide, Frank Currie. Charming, friendly, and obviously deeply knowledgeable about New Orleans, past and present, Frank made two hours fly by. Be sure to wear good walking shoes and a nice hat.

– Rwaytz | TripAdvisor
Enjoy all the tours!

I live in New Orleans and have taken several families on tours. I have done the Garden District tour, Scandalous Cocktail tour and the Jazz/Music tour and always enjoy the tours. Tour guides keep it fun, really knowledgeable and learn stuff that I otherwise wouldn't learn or see. Dave is a great host on the Jazz walking tour and you can tell he loves his job.

– Cactus T. | Yelp
Enjoyed the Hunted French Quarter

Really enjoyed our Haunted French Quarter tour w/ Ina. It was a very intimate tour as we had just 2 people. She provided very interesting historical background for various sites in the French Quarter. We really enjoyed seeing the sites and getting to know the stories behind these sites. Highly recommended!

– Eileen W. | Yelp
Miss Gwen is best!

We were so lucky to get Miss Gwen as our tour guide! She was incredible! Super knowledgeable and FUNNY!! We learned a lot about the history of New Orleans and we had a great time! Even though it started raining by the end of the tour. Super recommended! Super interesting!

– Gio Z. | Yelp