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French Quarter History & Architecture Tour
Time & Days: 10:30 a.m. 7 Days a Week
Meeting Point: Bourbon Cafe Beignet at Legends Park 311 Bourbon Street
(across from Royal Sonesta Hotel – meet at the Fats Domino statue)
Twilight French Quarter Tour
Time & Days: 5:00 p.m. – 7 Days a Week
Meeting Point: Decatur Cafe Beignet 600 Decatur Street at Jax Brewery
- Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes before tour time
- Tour lasts approximately 2 hours
- Tours leave rain or shine but can be postponed if the weather is unsafe.
- ADVANCE PURCHASE RECOMMENDED(Tickets can be purchased at Cafe Beignet 20 minutes before the starting time)
- Adult Ages 13+
- Senior Ages 62+ w/ valid ID
- Active Military Please show ID upon check in
- Student Ages 16+ with valid ID
- Child Ages 6-12
- Young Child Ages 0-5
FRENCH QUARTER HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE TOUR
Explore the storied streets of the Vieux Carre where the documented history is better than fiction. From the dynamic Mississippi River to the serene courtyards, discover everything from the outrageous colonial history to Creole culture, piracy and architectural masterpieces.
The French Quarter walking tour includes the Mississippi River or the “Father of Waters” – this mythological body of water has provided New Orleans with its reason for being. We also tour the French Market, the oldest open-air market in the nation, and see the Ursuline Convent, the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley.
Enter Jackson Square and views its architectural magnificence, including St. Louis Cathedral; the Cabildo and the Presbytere, Spanish colonial buildings which flank the cathedral; the Pontalba Buildings, the oldest apartments in the U.S.; and the statue of Andrew Jackson.
Experience the lush atmosphere of a Creole courtyard where you will learn about the complexities of Creole society, including the system of ‘placage’ at the Quadroon Ballroom.The tour includes New Orleans’ singular history of slavery and the St. Louis Exchange.
The tour also stops at Pirate’s Alley, the scene of daring pirate prison escapes and a legendary dueling ground.
For the most comprehensive look at New Orleans, book this French Quarter tour online today!
WHAT TO BRING
- Please remember to wear comfortable shoes
- Umbrella for the sun or rains
10:30 a.m. Tour
Bourbon Cafe Beignet at Legends Park
311 Bourbon Street (across from Royal Sonesta Hotel – meet at the Fats Domino statue)
5:00 p.m. Tour
Decatur Cafe Beignet 600 Decatur Street at Jax Brewery