An evening of jazz and drinks is a must while you’re in New Orleans – but where to start in a city full of bars? Leave the choices to locals in the know on this private jazz, drinks and bites tour: from a no-frills traditional bar to a cozy spot with a wide range of styles; they will take you to places that most tourists don’t usually find, and help you immerse yourself in authentic New Orleans jazz vibes.Before you hit the bars, your host will give you an introduction to the city’s musical heritage and the development of jazz – and where better to start than Louis Armstrong Park, named after one of the jazz world’s true icons! See where musical styles from across the globe mingled at Congo Square, find the tucked-away little studio where legends recorded their songs and pass by the place where the next generation learn their craft in the city.And then it’s time to hit the bars! All the choices along the way have been hand-picked by locals who know the best places.
Music, music, music… the beat goes on everywhere in New Orleans, from the buskers on the street corners to the statues in the park to the top-notch bands in the city’s best bars. The city’s known as the Birthplace of Jazz, and the musical scene is very much alive and well in New Orleans!Join your favorite local for this New Orleans jazz tour to hear all about the past and present of this iconic musical city, from the park known as the Ground Zero of Jazz through to the contemporary clubs. In a city packed with places to listen to music, what could be better than having a local host by your side to help you steer clear of the tourist traps and seek out the authentic, hidden gems?See where it all began – at the Congo Square area of what’s now Louis Armstrong Park, where musical styles mingled as slaves, and free people of color gathered on their days off. Seek out further influences as you learn about Creole culture at the Home of the Voodoo Queen.
A two-hour guided walking tour through the French Quarter, across Rampart Street and into Louis Armstrong Jazz Park to a place called Congo Square where American music was born. With every story your music tour guide will play a snippet of music related to the story, mostly original recordings.The Music Gumbo tour tells a surprising 300-year history of New Orleans’ birthing of jazz, nurturing of rhythm ‘n’ blues and the hits from America first rock ‘n’ roll recording studio. The music that made that Gumbo reaches back a century and a half earlier to 1750s French colonists granting slaves freedom on Sundays. 18th, 19th and 20th – opera, gospel and songs sung by bawdy sailors in saloons near the Mississippi River docks. The most amazing story is that it all happened in the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods.
Welcome to the the Dead & Famous cemetery walking Hour. Come meet the living and the dead - the famous and the infamous. See the sites and feel the Magic that is New Orleans- Voodoo Queens, Spirits, Madames, and musicians. REMEMBER: To leave time to shop, get your readings, do the haunted museum tour, and get you protections which are all included in this package. HIGHLIGHTSThe Spirit of Place awaits....See St Louis Cemetery #1 -visit tombs of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau & the deadly Madame Lalaurie plus the oldest graves that do surround Famous Madame's surround us too! See an old brothel- learn of the red light districts of yesteryear. Feel Congo Square- learn a little jazz with a backbeat of Voodoo in this birthplace of jazz where 300 years of Voodoo rituals happen. Go to church - See a mortuary chapel in our oldest church where we lift the veil of mysticism to meet St Expedite, St Martha, St Joseph with voodoo eyes
Two hundred years before the HBO television series made Tremé an emblem of the cultural richness of New Orleans, the residents of the faubourg Tremé drummed, danced, and second lined their way into history. The oldest African American neighborhood in the United States as well as the birthplace of jazz, Tremé boasts a history of civil rights activism and jazz rhythms that still inspires. Explore the Tremé at your own pace with this highly acclaimed self guided audio tour of New Orleans. From Congo Square to Brass Band Heaven and the Tomb of the Unknown Slave, the Faubourg Tremé will get under your skin. The tour is ready whenever you feel like “Walking the Tremé.” With your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place. If you prefer, you can download the tour and use it offline as well.If you've got an hour or so and want to explore a neighborhood like no other, then this is the tour for you!
This is a 60-90 minute walking tour of the Saint Louis Cemetery #1. Established in 1789, just outside of the French Quarter, the city's oldest cemetery has more than 50,000 residents in this 'city of the dead'. You will be guided through the labyrinth of above ground tombs that are more than two centuries old by an experienced and licensed tour guide. The tour will meet at Armstrong Park and walk through historic Congo Square on the way to the cemetery. Visit the tombs of* Homer Plessy, Civil Rights leader* Marie Laveau, Queen of Voodoo* Tomb featured in the movie, Easy Rider* Future, final resting place of actor Nicholas CageSubjects include*Voodoo* Code Noir* Yellow Fever* Jazz Funeral *Tomb StylesONLY 15 GUESTS PER TOUR GROUP!
Explore the world’s richest musical city, starting with the legendary Preservation Hall. Visit the site of the Old French Opera House and stroll through the Tango Belt and May Bailey’s before arriving at the Treme section. Stroll through the Tango Belt to the New Orleans Musicians Tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #1, the use of which was donated by the musical dynasty Barbarin Family for free burial to musicians. From the cemetery you will check out the remains of Storyville (including Frank Early’s Saloon where “Pretty Baby” was written), turn-of-the-century red light district whose parlors presented King Oliver, Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet and more during the time when jazz was born. From Storyville, venture into Louis Armstrong Park, Congo Square, the only place in North American where pure West African religious ritual and musical traditions were performed.
Walksplore the French Quarter in a two hour walking tour with a local historian. Gain a deeper knowledge of one of the world's most authentic, diverse, and beloved cities. Take the only French Quarter tour that begins at a streetcar stop! From the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Common Street in the American Sector, the walking tour crosses the "neutral ground" on Canal Street into the Vieux Carre. Your walk will take you into the heart of the original French city. This is a truly unique tour that clearly explains the culture of the city as the English Protestant Americans arrive into what is essentially a foreign French/Spanish Catholic colonial city. Learn about Jackson Square, Congo Square, Mardi Gras, Free People of Color, the Slave Markets, Jazz, the French Market, Pirates Alley, the St. Louis Cathedral, and the Mississippi River. You will also learn about the architecture, difference between Creoles and Cajuns, and why we are called the Big Easy!