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- Walking tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter
- Discover the history, legends and mysteries of this district from your knowledgeable guide
- See the architecture and homes that give this historic quarter its unique flair
- Stroll along the Mississippi River, French Quarter Courtyard, Cabildo Museum and the Beauregard-Keyes House
What You Can Expect
On this guided walking tour, follow in the footsteps of historic figures such as French privateer Jean Lafitte and American playwright Tennessee Williams as you stroll along the Mississippi River, through the French Market and Jackson Square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of streets named after European saints and sinners like St. Louis and Dumaine.
Your guide will bring the French Quarter to life with stories, legends and interesting facts about the Creole people and the architecture, courtyards, food, music, art and gardens that all lend to this district’s unique character.
Get acquainted with the Beauregard-Keyes House, a historic residence located in the French Quarter, and learn of its past tenants including Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes. The residence has been converted into a museum and restored to its original Victorian style; you even get a glimpse of Keyes' studio. Personal items from Beauregard's family and collections of Keyes' rare porcelain teapots and dolls are on display.
After your enlightening journey, end your tour at the Cabildo, site of the transfer of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1911 the Cabildo became home of the Louisiana State Museum, showcasing the history of Louisiana and the heritage of the ethnic groups that live there.
We really enjoyed the walking tour. The tour guide was very thorough and the areas we visited were very beautiful.
This was my first tour on my trip to New Orleans and it was extremely wonderful. My tour guide Libby is one of a kind fantastic and intelligent. I could tell she had a true love and passion for history as she told us the stories and encouraged us to appreciate the details in the fencing and beauty of New Orleans. She is a native of New Orleans and I liked that she was so animated in her presentations. I would highly recommend her and I wish I had the time to take the Garden District Tour with Libby. I would definitely go on my next visit to New Orleans.