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Jackson Square
In the heart of the French Quarter lies Jackson Square, one of New Orleans’ most famous locations. A National Historic Landmark, it is home to St. Louis Cathedral and is often filled with locals and tourists who come to stroll the paths, catch the buskers and street performers in action, or just sit in the shade and watch the world go by.
 
The Basics
Jackson Square, originally known as Place d’Armes, is one of New Orleans’ most storied spots. Built in 1721, it is lined with historic buildings that have played an essential part in the development of the city. On one side, you’ll find the Cabildo, where the Louisiana Purchase (when the US bought the state of Louisiana from the French) was signed back in 1803. Next door is St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in North America, while in the center of the square, you’ll find a statue of the seventh US President Andrew Jackson, for whom the square is named.
 
For more than 50 years, local artists have sold their works in the square, and visitors love to browse the paintings and pick up a souvenir to take home. French Quarter walking, Segway, and carriage tours frequently stop at the square to explore the historic landmarks and learn more about New Orleans’ history.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The main entrance to the square is from Decatur Street, opposite the French Market.
  • Keep an eye out for the Upper and Lower Pontalba apartment buildings, the oldest such complex in the United States.
  • Carriage rides around the French Quarter leave from Jackson Square.
  • To find out more about the history of the square and its buildings, you can join a guided New Orleans tour.

How to Get There
Jackson Square is bordered by Chartres, St. Peter, St. Ann, and Decatur streets and is just a short walk away from the Mississippi River. The square is a public park and easily accessible on foot or by public transport (the 5 and 55 bus lines stop at Decatur and St. Peter), or as part of a guided walking tour of the city.
 
When to Get There
Jackson Square is open seven days a week, from 8am to 7pm in summer and 8am to 6pm in winter.
 
Enjoy a Beignet and Coffee at Café du Monde
Just across Decatur Street, you’ll find the Café du Monde, a must-visit on any trip to the city. Open 24 hours, people flock here from all over the world to enjoy a sugar-dusted beignet (a fried pastry similar to a doughnut) washed down with a cup of chicory coffee.
Address: Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116, USA
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New Orleans Scavenger Hunt Adventure4WD Tours

New Orleans Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Among the best ways to get a feel for New Orleans is to get out and walk it, but the standard self-guided tours can get a bit dull. Take one of these 3-hour smartphone-guided scavenger hunts and a three-hour window of your day will suddenly turn into adventure. Solve puzzles, study clues and celebrate at the finish, all while navigating the historic streets and taking in the sights of the Big Easy.   
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A Locals' French Quarter Tour Mountain Bike Tours

A Locals' French Quarter Tour

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We will be touring all around the Historic French Quarter and 2 historic surrounding neighborhoods of the Marigny and Treme. We will talk about the rich cultures, people and traditions of these neighborhoods that date back to the 1700's. From our beginnings as a Native American trading post to a raughty French penal colony to the rich African culture of music and Mardi Gras revelry, we will cover it all! 300 years of Creole history from a 6th generation New Orleanian! We start at the Mississippi river and take our time strolling through the French Quarter and chronologically move from the Quarter to the Treme and Marigny. Stops such as Jackson square, Congo square, St. Augustine Church and Frenchmen street and on to the French Market. Mid tour we will grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant and continue on to the most historically significant stops in the French quarter and surrounding neighborhoods.
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Private French Quarter Walking Tour in English or SpanishHalf-day Tours

Private French Quarter Walking Tour in English or Spanish

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This private French Quarter walking tour with English or Spanish-speaking guide can accommodate groups of up to 5 travelers. You'll stroll through the French Quarter’s atmospheric streets by foot 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 New Orleans, feel its pulse, and experience today’s people, culture, and life. We’ll discuss the history of the settlements, from the Native Americans to the French, Spanish, and eventually, the Americans. We walk in a locals’ section of town first and talk about the amazing architecture along the way, as well as important landmarks. Most importantly, it is just your PRIVATE GUIDE and your group, with personalized attention and a tailored tour to your specifications. Come live it!
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New Orleans Drink and Music Tour: From Cocktails to JazzHalf-day Tours

New Orleans Drink and Music Tour: From Cocktails to Jazz

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Explore New Orleans’ jazz and cocktail scenes on a fun and far-reaching afternoon tour. With a local guide leading the way, learn about jazz’s origins and explore musical landmarks like Marginy and Louis Armstrong Park. Escape the beaten path in the French Quarter and visit a legendary 18th-century haunt. Enjoy a beer and five cocktail samples included in the tour price.
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French Quarter Macabre Walking TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

French Quarter Macabre Walking Tour

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The French Quarter Macabre tour can be booked any night by a GROUP rate. Just purchase under ONE name and bring up to 28 people on the tour. You are not getting a random tour guide you are getting Carla Boullion, a veteran guide since 1999. I give the macabre, seedy stories of the French Quarter regarding real crimes, including the history of voodoo, vampires, pirates, movie scenes as well as architecture all while strolling through the historic French Quarter of New Orleans.
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120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in New OrleansPhotography Tours

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in New Orleans

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in New Orleans and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in New Orleans, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in New OrleansPhotography Tours

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in New Orleans

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in New Orleans and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in New Orleans, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in New OrleansPhotography Tours

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in New Orleans

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Flytographer 60 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in New Orleans and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in New Orleans, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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French Quarter Sights & Stories Tour Cultural Tours

French Quarter Sights & Stories Tour

Our goal is to provide a higher quality tour experience than you will get elsewhere, with small groups, full costumes, and fun extras! We take pride in our guests' experience and will work hard to ensure you have an amazing trip to New Orleans! We love our guests and our city. Our group size maxes at 12 guests <3
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French Quarter Walking TourHistorical Tours

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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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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A Locals' Eat Dat! Food TourMountain Bike Tours

A Locals' Eat Dat! Food Tour

This local food tour is guided by a local with over 200 years of family history with a family that's been in the food industry since the early 1800s! We will go to all the local favorite hot spots for amazing dishes (4-5) that have proven the test of time and the local taste buds you could try the muffuletta, Po-Boys, chargrilled oysters, crawfish, gumbo, beignets, pralines and many many more!
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New Orleans Two Day Private ItineraryOvernight Tours

New Orleans Two Day Private Itinerary

For those visitors who want someone to do the planning for them, handle the details and help visitors avoid unintended consequences, this is the tour for you. In addition to the tour as outlined, we will help you make a good hotel choice, make restaurant reservations, provide insight on local attractions, and efficiently use your time over a two-day period.
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New Orleans Ultimate One-Hour Helicopter Tour Private and Luxury

New Orleans Ultimate One-Hour Helicopter Tour

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- Experience 60 miles of aerial views around The Big Easy. - Approximately 60 minutes of flight. - Magnificent sights of the swamps and wetlands. - Tour aerial views around NASA. - Breathtaking glimpses of the Crescent City Connection and the Mississippi River.
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New Orleans Brothels Bordellos And Ladies Of The Night Walking TourCultural Tours

New Orleans Brothels Bordellos And Ladies Of The Night Walking Tour

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Brothels. Bordellos. Ladies of the Night. This 2-hour walking tour takes in some of the lesser-known history of New Orleans' French Quarter. Avoid the tourist-only locales as you learn about the area, and stop for classic New Orleans adult refreshments in to-go cups. Starting near the river and concluding near the back of town, this small-group tour highlights the plight of women working in the world's oldest profession.
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New Orleans French Quarter Architecture Walking TourArchitecture Tours

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 Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New OrleansPrivate and Luxury

Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

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Experience New Orleans from a perspective rare to visitors on a carriage ride through the French Quarter. In addition to navigating for you, your guide tells anecdotes about the historic landmarks from Jackson Square to Bourbon Street. Booking a private tour ensures the itinerary is customized to your own interests, whether it be a food–themed tour or a quiet, romantic ride.
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  • 1 hour
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Private French Quarter Pedicab TourPrivate and Luxury

Private French Quarter Pedicab Tour

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Get all the benefits of a bike tour without breaking a sweat on this private pedicab tour of New Orleans. Roll through the French Quarter at a leisurely pace aboard one of the city’s classic pedicabs—a three-to-one guest-to-guide ratio ensures personalized attention the entire time. Pass sights including Jackson Square, Cafe Du Monde, Bourbon Street, and more, easily snapping photos from the back of the cab.
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French Quarter in 75 Minutes TourCultural Tours

French Quarter in 75 Minutes Tour

In approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, you will be acquainted with legend, glory and death, the famous and the infamous: all on an inexpensive walking adventure centered around Jackson Square. The French Quarter in 75 Minutes tour weaves the history of the Great Fire that gave birth to our famous skyline with the story of the man responsible for building it, the dark drama of this man's daughter who created the majestic buildings that now flank Jackson Square...and a dose of architecture, facts about the Mississippi River and helpful knowledge like what's the difference between a Creole, a Cajun and their cuisines. ​
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Sin & Gin Prohibition Cocktail CrawlCultural Tours

Sin & Gin Prohibition Cocktail Crawl

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You may be aware that we once experienced in these United States a period of thirteen plus years (1920-1933) when our government had the cockamamie idea to make alcohol illegal. Perhaps they had been drinking too much. This great drought is called Prohibition. With typical American passion, however, we stuck by our poison regardless and enjoyed our libations illegally in establishments known as speakeasies. Which may be one reason for our nickname, the Big Easy, as we were awash in these illegal bars. The Sin & Gin Prohibition Cocktail Crawl explores this fascinating history and its relationship with New Orleans in a small group, exclusive access cocktail tour of the French Quarter. Enjoy classic cocktails from the Prohibition and pre-Prohibition eras while savoring the crazy stories and drunken antics of the personalities that made their lives legend during the Jazz Age.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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New Orleans French Quarter StrollCultural Tours

New Orleans French Quarter Stroll

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Take a stroll through New Orleans history on a walking tour of the French Quarter’s most important sites. Enjoy views of the broad Mississippi River as you hear about the city’s past and browse the best of the neighborhood’s distinctive boutiques. Get a glimpse of New Orleans’ multicultural roots in the French Market and Old Ursuline Convent then trace the elegant ironwork along Royal Street. Hear about the Big Easy’s most iconic writers and immerse yourself in the city’s culture while exploring the city at a relaxed pace.
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Spirits of New Orleans: Ghosts, Voodoo & Stories Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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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The Soul of New Orleans: Jazz History Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

The Soul of New Orleans: Jazz History Private Tour

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.
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Boulet History Tour of the French QuarterCultural Tours

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Boulet History Tour of the French Quarter

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Your tour guide grew up on the back deck of her father's shrimp boat in Cajun Louisiana, has taught history for 28 years, and is a resident of the French Quarter. She brings a wealth of historical background and a passion for her city to this information-packed tour.
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  • 2 hours
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