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Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour

By: Gray Line
Highlights
  • Explore the landmarks of New Orleans’ French Quarter on a walking tour
  • Browse local produce and handmade goods at the historic French Market
  • Get a glimpse into Beauregard‐Keyes House or the Cabildo military museum
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Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour
From US$27.00
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Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour
From US$27.00
Overview
Learn fascinating French Quarter history on a guided walking tour in New Orleans. Explore the convergence of cultures that defined this famous neighborhood as you stroll through the French Market, past Creole mansions, and along the banks of the Mississippi. Go deeper than other tours with included entrance to Beauregard‐Keyes House or Cabildo military museum (depending on the day) for more insight into Louisiana's past.
What to Expect

Meet your guide in the afternoon at a convenient French Quarter location and explore the boundaries of this historic neighborhood, including the mighty Mississippi, Jackson Square, and waterside French Market. See French and Spanish colonial architecture as you walk past iron-lace balconies and Creole cottages, stopping for a tour of the Beauregard‐Keyes House (Mondays and holidays), where you can enter the studio of American author Frances Parkinson Keyes.

Hear tales from New Orleans’ history, from its founding in 1718 to its evolution into a hub of music, arts, and merry-making. See the Pontalba, the oldest apartment building in the US, and step inside the Cabildo museum (Tuesday through Sunday) where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. Learn how streets like St. Lous and Dumaine got their names, and see literary landmarks like William Faulkner’s former home and the building where Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire.

The tour ends back at the departure point.

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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile
French Quarter tour with a local guide

In a 2+ hour trek which included visits to a private garden and courtyard, Mary D. provided us with a fun, fact filled look at the architecture & history of the French Quarter. Mary’s knowledge & humor was appreciated. This tour was an enjoyable time...More

Thank kmakins1
Reviewed 13 March 2018
History lover's must-do

My husband was initially reluctant to cut his visit to the World War II museum short to go on this tour, but he absolutely loved this tour, as did my adult daughter and myself. Our tour guide was Charlie, and he was excellent - a...More

Thank sharolzal
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile
Awesome tour with mary

Mary dugas was our tour guide and she was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor and passionate about her job. We learned so much and would definitely recommend the tour to everyone! Adds a lot of color and context...More

Thank travelingtoturkey
Reviewed 25 February 2018
A private tour for two!

By pure luck, my wife and I were the only people on the tour despite the beautiful Friday weather. Our guide, Mary D., was fantastic and told us much more about the history and interesting characters of New Orleans than we expected. She also covered...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile
A native's perspective

Today we took a walking tour that I would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in the history of New Orleans. The guide, Mary E., is a native of New Orleans and a former teacher with a big talent for keeping a group engaged...More

Thank Ekaterina M
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Mary is a treasure! We are so glad as a native you enjoyed your "staycation tour" with us.

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