OverviewExperience America's oldest and most mysterious living city from the perspective of a local with this guided walking tour of the French Quarter. Many secrets lurk in the numerous alleys named after the sinners and saints of the past, and you will almost hear their whispers as you walk along the charming streets. Take pictures in front of the gorgeous architecture of the St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square, and inhale the abundant scents of Creole cooking that waft in the air. Perhaps the highlight of the tour, visitors will stop by the intriguing Pharmacy Museum where the gris-gris potions of the voodoo priestesses can be discovered and learned about and see much much more during this entertaining and informative walking tour!
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- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
Know More about this tourHead for the unique and historic French Quarter to meet your guide for this informative and fun tour. Guests will be allowed to stop in bars along the tour route to grab a to go drink and then the tour group heads out to the next location. Please keep in mind that some bars allow children inside however some do not.
During this tour guests will see the New Orleans' Pharmacy Museum, constructed in 1823 for the first licensed pharmacist in the United States. The newly renovated courtyard contains an herb garden that illustrates the traditional uses of plants for medicinal purposes. Live leeches, leech jars, 'blood-letting' devices, 'gris-gris' potions used by Voodoo practitioners, and rare patent medicines are just a few of the displays. Hear the history of the pharmacy museum that you would not learn anywhere else.
Guests will stop by the Cabildo a Louisiana State Museum - one of the most historically significant buildings in America. Throughout the building there are more than 1,000 artifacts and original works of art, including 'The Battle of New Orleans,' Eugene Louis Lami’s huge 1839 painting that shows intricate details of the final and most decisive battle of the War of 1812. There are also portraits of famous Louisiana figures, exquisite engravings of nature artist John James Audubon, and many interactive displays, all of which tell the story of Louisiana and its place in American history.
Of course this tour would not be complete without a stop at St. Louis Cathedral. The cathedral is among the tallest and most imposing structures in the French Quarter, and one of the most recognizable. It is one of the cultural and architectural treasures of the city.
Next, see The Old Ursuline Convent, one of the oldest buildings in the Mississippi River Valley. The main lodge is filled with dozens of oil paintings of past archbishops, bishops, religious statues and bronze busts. Behind the main building, there is a peaceful walled courtyard. Here the visitor finds statues that pay homage to founding Ursuline Sister. Hear the famous story of the casket girls while here.
Visit the Historic Jackson Square, originally known in the 18th century as 'Place d'Armes' and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson. It is a timeless attraction in the heart of the French Quarter. This famous landmark facing the Mississippi River is surrounded by historic buildings, including St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere, and the Cabildo. Learn the complete history of Jackson Square.
Guests will see one of the oldest homes in the Mississippi Valley, now a museum.
Learn about many other legends in New Orleans history that have been passed down for generations.
New Orleans ghost and vampire stories will also be shared during this entertaining tour.
Real paranormal equipment will be used.
Inclusions for Crescent City History Tour
- Entrance fees
- Walking tour
- Small-group tour
Exclusions for Crescent City History Tour
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A moderate amount of walking is involved, this is approximately a 2-hour walking tour
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements
Cut off for reservations for this tour is one hour before the scheduled departure. Please be aware that at cut off time for reservations if the minimum numbers are not met the tour will be cancelled and you will be contacted by phone, text, or email up to the hour before the tour is scheduled to depart. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. We do not offer additional compensation for a customer who feels inconvenienced by the tour being cancelled. Knowing that there is a chance that this tour may be cancelled guests may want to have a back up plan in the event that this tour is cancelled last minute
We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule tours due to inclement weather or any other acts of God. No refunds (for any reason including weather) will be issued from booking agent or tour group. We are not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings or any injuries sustained due to the old, uneven and dilapidated streets and walkways. Participants have been warned not to obstruct the sidewalks or streets. We accept no responsibility for anything that arises from this or failure to follow any other instructions