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Friends of the Cabildo

523 St. Ann St. on Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
+1 504-524-9118
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Best walking tour in the French Quarter

The tour is led by volunteers who really care about their city. Mine was with Selby who did an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kathrin G
Very interesting

We had a very interesting tour of the French quarter. Our guide Ann was knowledgable and included a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Friends of the Cabildo Tours are everyday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m from the 1850 House Museum Store on Historic Jackson Square (523 St. Ann Street). Friends of the Cabildo is a private non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation founded in New Orleans in 1956. The FOC is a support organization for the Louisiana State Museum's and its departments of collections, education, and exhibit. Friends of the Cabildo also operates the 1850 House Museum Store for the Museum, serving as its official Louisiana State Museum Store.The Friends also provide walking tour guide training classes for licensed tour guides. The month long intense class is one of two classes in the City of New Orleans and its guides are some of the best in the city. Guides volunteer their time to give two tours a day everyday from the 1850 House Museum Store (523 St. Ann Street) and each guide provides a historical, cultural and architectural view of the city that they learned in the class, but also creates a story of New Orleans that he or she has experienced. Tours leave from the 1850 House Museum Store on Historic Jackson Square at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. everyday. Note: The tail of Andrew Jackson's Horse in Jackson Square points straight at the store!
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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523 St. Ann St. on Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
French Quarter
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+1 504-524-9118

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour is led by volunteers who really care about their city. Mine was with Selby who did an amazing job! It was informative and funny, with lots of historic facts and great anecdotes about NOLA. I recommend it very much!!!

Thank Kathrin G
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review our guides do great work!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a very interesting tour of the French quarter. Our guide Ann was knowledgable and included a lot of historical information. The tour took 2 hours but felt much shorter - she could have kept going and we would have kept following her! There...More

Thank Summerhols101
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review our guides do great work!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Colleen was not only very knowledgeable about the area, she was a local. She was able to share stories from her childhood (and her grandparent's). along with providing the context of the times and the culture. Bring water and an umbrella.

1  Thank celliott2017
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Colleen developed that tour based on her life and that incredible neighborhood, it really is amazing

Reviewed 1 week ago

Donald Craig was our guide. He was great and informative. This tour is mostly a french quarter tour. As a history buff, I found it very informative.

2  Thank Dradeli
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review our guides do great work!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to the city twice before, I was searching for a guide to provide a narrative of the history. Found the perfect tour through this non-profit organization. Guide Brian Begue combines encyclopedic knowledge of his subject with charming personal perspective - as a resident...More

5  Thank DeegieNYC
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review our guides do great work!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy we did this tour! The price is cheaper than other walking tours in the city but so high quality! Our guide visibly loved the city and it's history!! We ended up being the only ones on the tour so we had great opportunities...More

4  Thank mitchelcrew
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We couldn't agree with you more, thank you for the review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as good as it could be as some of the signage within the displays is either badly lit or illegible due to the font size or positioning. We were self guided so this problem would probably not occur during an escorted tour.

Thank KokoLB
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review, we think is for the museum not our tour so we will pass along the information.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a tour of the French Quarter, looking for a general overview of the area on our first day in the city. Our guide Regine was very knowledgeable and filled the tour with stories and facts from the colonial era to modern day....More

4  Thank Allison R
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Staying cool in this city is tough and it seems they did a good job, thank you for the review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the history/architecture tour of the French Quarter. It was very interesting and informative. Our guide was Charlie. He was extremely knowledgeable and had lots of stories to tell. This is a great way to experience the city. Highly recommended!

5  Thank premavati
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review our guides do great work!

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We did the tour historical/architectural tour on a rainy day, which turned out to be great! It was just my husband and myself and our tour guide Kelly - so we got to set our own pace and ask lots of questions. Learning about the...More

5  Thank emoshea
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review our guides do great work!

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traveler_ae_1919
2 March 2015|
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Response from Friendsofthecabildo | Property representative |
This tour includes free entrance into the 1850 House Museum after your tour.
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traveler_ae_1919
2 March 2015|
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Response from Friendsofthecabildo | Property representative |
You do not enter any buildings although some guides do take groups in Madame John's Legacy but it does include a free ticket the 1850 House Museum
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