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Cabildo Tours

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Cabildo
Located in the French Quarter on the northern side of Jackson Square lies the unassuming yet stately Cabildo, part of the Louisiana State Museum. A powerhouse of historical relevance, many argue that the Cabildo is one of the most historically significant buildings in America. Built between 1795 and 1799 to replace a building that burned in the great 1974 fire, the Cabildo served as the seat of New Orleans government during the Spanish Colonial period.

It was here that the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, almost doubling the size of the United States, and it was also here that the seat of the New Orleans City Council made residence, as well as the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1868-1910. Also here, in this very building, several landmark cases were tried, including the “separate but equal” Plessy v. Ferguson in 1986.

Today, the Cabildo museum is one of the finest living examples of New Orleans’ rich history. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, tours showcasing more than 1,000 artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries are available. To get a full sense of the history of New Orleans, a visit to the Cabildo is a must.

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The Cabildo is located at 701 Place John Paul Deaux. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and active military. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
Address: 701 Place John Paul Deaux, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Admission: Adults: $6
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New Orleans Killers and Thrillers TourCity Packages

New Orleans Killers and Thrillers Tour

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Experience the dark side of New Orleans with this haunted walking tour of the French Quarter. With your local guide, walk down dark side streets while hearing tales about the supernatural and the horrific circumstances of their deaths. Stop at some of the city's most haunted locations under cover of night, including the home of a famous voodoo practitioner and a bar that's rife with paranormal activity.
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History TourCity Packages

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

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Immerse yourself in the best of the French Quarter on this 2.5‐hour historical walking tour. An entertaining local guide will lead you through the Vieux Carré, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, describing the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. See notable literary and cinematic landmarks, bustling scenes of local life, and architectural gems including some of the nation’s oldest buildings.
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking TourCity Packages

New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour

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Explore New Orleans' history, culture and architecture with a 2-hour walking tour through the French Quarter’s atmospheric streets. Stroll alongside a local guide as you hear about the multicultural heritage of the Vieux Carre, and spot the distinctive architectural styles that tell the city’s stories. Learn about the slaves that found community in Congo Square. Finish your walk with tips on how to eat, drink and live it up like a local — or yat — in New Orleans.
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French Quarter Haunted Excursion In New Orleans

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This haunted excursion around New Orleans takes in the greatest hits of ghosts and vampires alongside lurid New Orleans history, popular culture and architecture, cemetery explorations and, of course, tales of the city's great unsolved mysteries. Popular with families and individuals alike, the tour includes fun commentary during a walk through the French Quarter. As the Cajun expression 'laissz les bon temps rouler' goes, let the good times roll!
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French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride City Packages

French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride

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Explore the French Quarter and Marigny aboard a relaxing horse and carriage during this small-group tour in New Orleans. Discover the history, culture, and legends that surround this historic city as you see landmarks including the St. Louis Cathedral, Napoleon House, and French Market. You also get insider tips from your guide about the best places to eat, drink, and explore in New Orleans.
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Private French Quarter Walking and City Surrounding Neighborhoods Driving TourFull-day Tours

Private French Quarter Walking and City Surrounding Neighborhoods Driving Tour

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Explore New Orleans’s most famous sights and lesser-known treasures on a private combo tour of the French Quarter and outlying neighborhoods. Stroll past historic landmarks like Jackson Square and the Cabildo on a walking tour, and then get an authentic glimpse of the city often missed by visitors on a comprehensive driving tour.  A private guide and comfortable transport make it a great way to delve deep beneath the surface of this one-of-a-kind American city.
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Oak Alley Plantation and 3 Hour New Orleans City TourFull-day Tours

Oak Alley Plantation and 3 Hour New Orleans City Tour

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Spend three hours getting an insider's look at this historic city. Rout the famous cemeteries, iconic plantation homes and Hurricane Katrina landmarks with you professional guide. Learn about Creole history and tradition as you explore the city during this tour that's perfect for first-time visitors, families and history lovers.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Local's ExperienceCity Packages

The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Local's Experience

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New Orleans History and Hauntings TourCultural Tours

New Orleans History and Hauntings Tour

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This 2-hour New Orleans ghost tour brings together the best of the occult, macabre and mysterious legend that surrounds New Orleans. While listening to a guide speak about traditional burial practice methods, voodoo rites and visions of ghouls and vampires, you'll be looking at the architecture and people-watching on the street. Visit more than 15 locations and even use high-tec ghost-tracking equipment.
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The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and ToursCity Packages

The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours

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Experience the best of the Big Easy at a great value with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. With immediate activation, the pass gives you access to your choice of three or five of the city’s top attractions and tours, from Mardi Gras World and paddlewheel cruises to plantation, cemetery, and swamp tours. It’s valid for 30 days, so keep your pass handy and customize your visit on the go with a guidebook listing opening hours, directions, and other helpful info.
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French Quarter Walking Tour

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Stroll through the historic French Quarter during this 2-hour walking tour. Follow your guide past the historic buildings, down charming lanes and through serene plazas surrounded by Spanish moss-draped trees. Listen to an insider's account of the bustling, decadent neighborhood's history, from its beginnings to what it stands for today.
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Crescent City History Tour

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Discover the highlights of New Orleans on this 2-hour walking tour of the vibrant French Quarter. A friendly guide will lead you through the Vieux Carré, past charming hidden courtyards, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, describing the city’s confluence of cultures and rich traditions. See bustling scenes of local life, peek into the world of voodoo, and view architectural gems including some of the nation’s oldest buildings.
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New Orleans Historical and Haunted Walking TourCity Packages

New Orleans Historical and Haunted Walking Tour

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When Empires Collide: A Private Louisiana History TourCity Packages

When Empires Collide: A Private Louisiana History Tour

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Walk through New Orleans history with a private, 2-hour tour of the French Quarter that commemorates the 1815 Battle of New Orleans, when Andrew Jackson clashed with British forces. Enjoy the personal attention of a private guide as you learn about Louisiana’s diverse cultures and explore the Vieux Carré through a fascinating historical lens. Visit a Creole cottage and a 19th century townhouse, then see the Calaboose where notorious pirates were imprisoned. Visit the French Quarter’s important landmarks and renowned restaurants then finish your tour at an iconic cocktail bar.
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New Orleans Mardi Gras Walking TourCultural Tours

New Orleans Mardi Gras Walking Tour

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Uncover the secrets behind one of America's biggest parties on this 2-hour Mardi Gras and New Orleans history walking tour. See where the annual Mardi Gras parade kicks off each year, and visit several locations central to the city’s Fat Tuesday traditions. As you stroll through the French Quarter, learn about other aspects of New Orleans culture that make it unique from any place on earth, including voodoo rituals, haunted history, pirate legends, and more.
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New Orleans Sightseeing City TourBus Tours

New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour

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Maximize time in New Orleans with a sightseeing bus tour. Explore beyond the beauty of the French Quarter to see other neighborhoods including the Garden District, Treme, and the 9th Ward. Learn about city culture and history as you travel along Frenchmen Street, Esplanade Avenue, and more. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private photo shoot with a professionalFun & Games

Private photo shoot with a professional

We offer a beautiful option of a private photoshoot in a Masquerade promt in the heart of New Orleans
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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New Orleans French Quarter Architecture Walking TourCity Packages

New Orleans French Quarter Architecture Walking Tour

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Stroll the streets of New Orleans' famous French Quarter on this 2-hour walking tour. Listen to your guide's commentary on the area's French- and Spanish-influenced architecture, with many buildings dating from the 18th and 19th century. Landmarks include the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Ursuline Convent, and many Creole Colonial Buildings.
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Private New Orleans City Tour with Destrehan Plantation TourDay Trips

Private New Orleans City Tour with Destrehan Plantation Tour

Maximize your time in New Orleans with a private full-day tour tour made for you! Kick off your 3 hour city tour with highlights of the Big Easy. City Tour includes a cemetery and stop in city park. You will have enough time for a 1 hour lunch at a local seafood restaurant. Then you will spend 2 hours at the oldest recorded plantation, Destrehan Plantation. Best of all, your private tour includes hotel pick-up and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private French Quarter Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Private French Quarter Walking Tour

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Discover the rich history of New Orleans, beyond the bars of Bourbon Street and the parties of Mardi Gras, on a private, 3-hour walking tour of the French Quarter. Visit many landmarks that tell the story of the city’s unique French, Spanish, and Creole heritage while strolling through the atmospheric streets with a private guide.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Spirits of New Orleans: Ghosts, Voodoo & Stories Private TourCity Packages

Spirits of New Orleans: Ghosts, Voodoo & Stories Private Tour

Dare you explore into the dark side that lurks behind the vibrant, bustling streets of New Orleans? On this spooky city tour, you’ll join a brave local host to visit some of the spots that are said to be haunted – along the way, you’ll hear terrifying tales galore, learn about the characters that still roam in the afterlife… and maybe even have a chance to snap a picture of one or two of them? Throughout two and a half hours, the stories unfold to give you an insight into the city’s past and present as you walk. Visit the old French Quarter hotel that’s home to the ghostly twins featured in The Shining, and the smart restaurant where non-believers find themselves punished in brutal ways. Your host will tell the harrowing tale behind the man that jumps from a rooftop every night, and the dark practices that have left the country’s oldest pharmacy heavily haunted.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dark History TourCity Packages

Dark History Tour

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The Only tour in the city to focus on the Dark History of New Orleans, the things that made us what we are, but which the city council would just as soon not have you know! Led by pre-Katrina tour guides, and the only company in the city who features people who were licensed pre-Katrina and residents for decades.
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The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big EasyCity Packages

The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big Easy

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Experience the best of New Orleans on your own schedule and at a discount of up to 50% with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. Save big at top attractions like the Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World, the WWII History Museum, Houmas House Plantation, and the Cabildo, and get around town hassle free with an included hop-on hop-off bus pass. Choose the pass that fits your plans, with 1- to 5-day options available.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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Twice Daily 10 and 4 Private French Quarter StrollCity Packages

Twice Daily 10 and 4 Private French Quarter Stroll

Enjoy an informative 2-hour walking tour of the French Quarter, the birthplace of New Orleans. Walk down colorful streets such as Toulouse and Royal Streets, and rue Chartres, admiring intricate architecture along the way. See highlights including Jackson Square, the Pontalba Apartments, St Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, the Presbytere, Madame John's Legacy, Beauregard-Keyes Mansion and the Ursuline Convent. Hear about Creole culture and learn pass by the homes of famous authors including William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and Lillian Hellman, on a fascinating tour of this historic neighborhood.
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