Witness how history and culture are reflected in the use of architectural styles including Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic, Georgian, Swiss Chalet, and Queen Anne. View celebrity homes and experience the amazing above ground Lafayette Cemetery…
Meeting: 1:30 PM daily at Backatown Coffee
– TOURS MUST BE BOOKED ONLINE
– PLEASE BOOK MORE THAN 1 HOUR IN ADVANCE
– 24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY
- Adult Ages 13+
- Senior Ages 62+ with valid ID
- Active Military Please show ID upon check in
- Student Ages 16+ w/ valid ID
- Child Ages 6-12
- Young Child Ages 0-5
TREME / STORYVILLE
Experience Treme, ancient neighbourhood and a tremendous source of New Orleans, Creole, and African-American culture.
Begin your journey from the site of the notorious red-light district Storyville. Enter the former Iberville Housing Project (now the Bienville Basin Apartments) to learn its history, including that of Storyville where you will see all three of the district’s surviving buildings, as well as learn of today’s New Urbanism.
From here it’s on to Basin Street Station; Louis Armstrong Park, Congo Square, Perseverance Hall, and the Rabassa-de Pouilly House; then
St. Augustine’s Catholic Church / Tomb of the Unknown Slave, where you’ll learn about the “War of the Pews.” Then learn of the 1891 Parish Prison vendetta which
assassinated the Sicilian convicts accused of murdering Police Chief Hennessy. A visit to the phenomenal Backstreet Cultural Museum,
dedicated to preserving Mardi Gras Indian and Second Line culture, is optional. This tour includes sites from the HBO series “Treme.”
NOTE: Tour meets at 1:30 PM daily at Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin Street, and must be booked in advance.