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Storyville District

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Storyville was established in 1897 when the New Orleans City Council, under orders from councilman, Alderman Sidney Story, set out to regulate prostitution with the aim to restrict the red light district to a controlled area. The district was soon nicknamed Storyville after the councillor, and for the next 20 years the streets of North Basin, North Robertson, Iberville, and St. Louis on the edge of the French Quarter were filled with brothels, saloons, and other businesses. It is said that jazz and swing music originated within the saloons and dance halls of Storyville during this time, with musicians such as Tony Jackson and Jelly Roll Morton performing in the area.

Storyville was easily accessible via a nearby train station and immensely popular, from its 50-cent brothels right through to the higher end of the market. In 1917, when the US entered World War I, the federal government closed down Storyville and legal protests by local businesses failed to ever revoke the decision. Today, not much of the old era remains and the neighborhood is currently the site for a number of housing projects.

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New Orleans Treme' Walking Tour

New Orleans Treme' Walking Tour

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Adjacent to the French Quarter district in New Orleans is Treme' (pronounced Tre-May), the oldest African-American neighborhood in the USA. The New Orleans Treme' Walking Tour takes in the major landmarks and locales of this cultural watershed, stopping at Storyville and Congo Square, while discussing jazz greats such as Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews and Alphonse Picou.
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New Orleans 4 in 1 City Experience: Social Distancing Series

New Orleans 4 in 1 City Experience: Social Distancing Series

The first of our "Social Distancing Series", our 4 in 1 City Experience - is a fun and interactive private small group tour - maximum of 15 guests - with stops along the way. In order to maintain proper social distancing, this tour will take place on a 30 passenger mini bus and will be filled to 50% capacity to ensure the safety of our passengers, drivers and staff. What does 4 in 1 mean - this means you get 4 of our regular tours bundled into one private experience. A city tour, a cemetery tour, a garden district tour and french quarter walking tour all in one with a special stop at the end for beignets (price not included) We will "pick you up"...whether you are staying at a local hotel or vacation rental, as long as our equipment is within city code to enter your area, we will be there for you. If we are unable to reach your location to pick you up, our customer service representative will suggest a meeting point nearest to your location. Thank you for looking at our new product!
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New Orleans Music Walking Tour

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New Orleans Music Walking Tour

Explore the world’s richest musical city. Starting with Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square, historic site of African slave gatherings, it is the only place in North America where pure West African religious ritual and musical traditions were performed. Congo Square is the wellspring of all New Orleans music and so many of world-famous songs. Visit the building which housed Cosimo Matassa’s groundbreaking J&M Studios - the true birthplace of rock’n'roll. See the New Orleans Musicians Tomb. The first burial to take place was for Lloyd Washington of the Ink Spots on October 23, 2004. The Musicians Tomb was restored and is administered by Robert Florence of NOLA Historic Tours. Learn about the Second Line & stroll down Basin Street to the remains of Storyville, fabled red light district whose parlors presented Buddy Bolden and Jelly Roll Morton. Then move through the Tango Belt to May Bailey’s and the French Opera House, ending with the legendary Preservation Hall.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Storyville District can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Storyville District tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Storyville District costs USD 20.50. Guided Storyville District tours start around USD 20.50 per person. See all 3 Storyville District tickets and tours on Viator.