Meet your guide in the heart of the neighborhood, located just across the Esplanade from the French Quarter in central New Orleans. Take off on a leisurely walking tour to explore the area’s historic sites and most interesting local businesses.
See the eclectic bars, music venues, and shops of Frenchmen Street, and pass by great examples of the city’s unique architectural heritage. If you’ve spent any time in New Orleans, you’ve probably enjoyed a po’ boy sandwich or two — a favorite local dish that originated right here.
Learn how the area was once an important community for free people of color at a time when slavery was still practiced in the south, and pass by remnants of historic buildings and sites. Hear the story of how the neighborhood got its name from the plantation of French-Creole developer and notorious gambler Bernard de Marigny, which he later subdivided and sold off into plots that formed the original layout of the area. In addition to his name, Marigny’s legacy also includes bringing the game of craps to New Orleans.
After 2 hours of strolling and exploring the neighborhood’s unique past and modern flair, say farewell to your guide and get tips on where to go next.