French Quarter Walking Tour
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.
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Balcony in the French Quarter
- Walking tour
- Guided tour of the Cabildo Museum (Tuesday - Sunday)
- Beauregard-Keyes House (Mondays and Holidays)
- Local guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless you are booking within 7 days of tour date. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- In order to help avoid vehicular traffic in the French Quarter from, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels
Reviewed by: Kathleen B, January 2016
This was such a terrific walking tour both historically and ascetically. A lot of history and stories. I loved that at every turn of a corner, there was some type of music blowing in the wind. You are brought back in time. I loved this tour.
Reviewed by: robert l, January 2016
Our favorite of all the tours. Ryan was incredible, you are fortunate to have him as one of your guides. He was very informative and personable. His excitement for everything New Orleans made you glad you were visiting!