Historical Tours in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Treme is located north of the French Quarter and is home to the first civil rights movement. On this walking tour, you will discover how Treme changed the course of history by creating community, business, and even the first daily newspaper for African American people. Often left out of the history books, this neighborhood enabled many to thrive in the dawn of a new era. Stay woke and reserve your spot today. Details
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$35.00
This tour is ideal for those early birds who want to jump-start their day! A professional guide will take you to the most historic sites in the city while telling plenty of lore along the way. Enjoy the cool morning breeze and eat a French Croissant from Cafe’ Au Lait. Beat the crowds and get a chance to visit the French Market, Royal Street, Jackson Square, and many more famous sites. You don’t want to miss it! Details
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$45.00
If you’re interested in learning the history of literature in New Orleans, Books and Bohemians Literary Walking Tour is the correct select for you. Visit one of three literary landmark hotels and learn of famous authors who stayed there; William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, and Eudora Welty, to name a few. You will also get a chance to visit the authors’ homes! It’s a must-do if you are a literary buff! Details
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$35.00
Explore one of the oldest cemeteries in America, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, and stroll through the affluent Garden District! You will see beautiful plantation-style homes surrounded by immaculate gardens and get a chance to view famous graves. An expert guide will give you the deets and tell plenty of folklore along the way. This tour is excellent for history buffs and first-time visitors of New Orleans! Details
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$30.00
Everyone knows that the early bird gets the worm! On this walking tour, the lack of crowds and cool morning breeze allows you to appreciate the Creole atmosphere in the French Quarter. You will also visit St. Louis Cemetery No.1, where you will see tombs that date back to 1789! A licensed tour guide will give you the lore of the city along the way. Don’t miss this relaxed and quiet morning stroll through New Orleans! Details
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$35.00
Visit the oldest cemetery in New Orleans and view ornate tombs of legendary people who once lived there. Learn of the cities unique above-ground burial techniques and hear ghostly tales of the crypt. Voodoo practitioner, Marie Laveau is allegedly among the ones buried at this cemetery. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is not open to the public, so don't miss your chance to see these graves up-close! Details
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$20.00
Are you thirsty for a good conspiracy? The tangled story of JFK’s assassination is still debated by many over 50 years later. Visit locations where Lee Harvey Oswald used to reside, work, and visit frequently. Watch archival footage, a fascinating film, and hear all the grit from a professional guide. Re-live Oswalds’ time in New Orleans and determine for yourself if he was an assassin or just a scapegoat. Details
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$55.00
On this two-hour walking tour, stroll through the French Quarter and hear stories of violence, greed, and seduction of power. You will get a glimpse into the history of prostitution in the area along with accounts of ghastly murders and crimes committed by the mafia. This tour can compare to a Mario Puzio novel including vivid dramatizations that breathes life into the grim side of New Orleans’ history. Details
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$35.00

San Francisco Plantation

Uptown, New Orleans
San Francisco Plantation House, the most opulent plantation house in North America, is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, less than 40 minutes from New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a galleried house of the Creole open suite style, nestled under centuries old Live Oaks and contains one of the finest antique collections in the country. This Louisiana Plantation is a National Historic Landmark and is open daily for plantation tours.

About the Plantation:
-Open 359 days a year
-Located on the Great River Road on 7 green acres of land
-Built in 1856 by wealthy sugar planter
-Period dressed tour guides
-$2 million restoration in 1977

-Nestled under centuries old Live Oak trees
-Vividly colored plantation home influenced by the mistress’s Bavarian heritage
-One of the finest antique collections in the country
-Walk through 14 rooms filled with period antiques

-Great combination of romance and history
-World-renown hand painted ceilings
-Faux marbre and Faux bois

-National Historic Landmark preserving Louisiana history
-1830’s School House & 1840’s Slave Cabin

Tour Times:
March – October: 9:40AM – 4:40PM
November – February: 9:40AM – 4:00PM

Tours begin every 20 minutes daily. One of our guides, dressed in period attire, will escort you through a 45 minute presentation of all 14 rooms of the plantation and the grounds.

We are closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras Day and Easter Sunday.
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$20.00

St. Joseph Plantation

New Orleans, Gulf Shores
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St. Joseph Plantation is one of the few fully intact sugar cane plantations in the River Parishes. In addition to the Manor Home, this plantation features numerous outbuildings for travelers to explore. These include original slave cabins, a detached kitchen, blacksmith’s shop, carpenter’s shed, and schoolhouse. Several buildings have been moved to their present location from another part of the property, but most remain exactly where they were built. Our property is composed of 2,500 acres and stretches back from the Mississippi River as far as the eye can see. Take a walk through time as you enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people who have called this plantation “Home.”

A number of films have been shot at St. Joseph and Felicity, the sister plantation on the property they include: All The King’s Men, Skeleton Key, Mudbound, 12 Years A Slave, Underground (TV Series), Quarry (TV Series), Queen Sugar (TV Series), and the Roots remake.

October Mourning Tour:
On the weekends in October, we will have live characters portraying some of the people that lived at St. Joseph and their mourning customs. You will be both educated and entertained by these live re-enactments. Details
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$20.00
Hey, history buffs! Get the lowdown on the development of La Nouvelle Orleans and hear of the city's French and Spanish heritage. Visit numerous locations within the French Quarter and learn how past events inspired the vibrant culture that The Big Easy is known for today. This tour is not a snore-fest! Surprises along the way make for an exciting journey. There's no better way to get acquainted with New Orleans! Details
TripAdvisor user rating 5.00 out of 5
91 Reviews
$20.00