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The Presbytère Tours

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The Presbytère
Even if you can’t visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras, you can still learn all about the famous New Orleans tradition at The Presbytère. Part of the Louisiana State Museum, The Presbytère boasts an interactive exhibition that includes an impressive collection of Mardi Gras artifacts and memorabilia.

"Mardi Gras: It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana," documents the celebration’s extensive history, from its origins to present day traditions. Visitors also learn about Mardi Gras events in Louisiana’s rural areas.

The Presbytère building has a unique history of its own. It gets its name from its location. It is built on the site of the residence, or presbytere, of the Capuchin monks. It was designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo on the other side of St. Louis Cathedral. The Presbytère was used as commercial space and even served as a courthouse from 1834 to 1911 before becoming part of the Louisiana State Museum.

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Centrally located on Jackson Square, the Presbytere is easy to visit when in New Orleans. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm. It is closed Mondays and state holidays.
Address: 751 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116, USA
Admission: $6
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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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Photo Shoot in French QuarterCity Packages

Photo Shoot in French Quarter

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Savor your New Orleans experience with a professional photographer to show you around the French Quarter and capture high-quality photos of the excursion. The local photographer not only knows the top photo spots in the city but can also share other details about the sights throughout the tour. This enables you to maximize your time and take home photos.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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French Quarter and Cemetery Architecture TourCity Packages

French Quarter and Cemetery Architecture Tour

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The Spanish Period of New Orleans (1762 – 1800) ushered in far-reaching changes across the city’s infrastructure. Both our system of above-ground burial and the Spanish Fire Code of 1794, were introduced during this era, giving us the iconic above-ground tombs and the beautiful brick townhomes, which have defined the city in images for hundreds of years. The French Quarter & Cemetery Tour takes guests to St. Louis #1, our oldest above-ground cemetery, to discover the reasons for this burial tradition and the types of tombs in our Cities of the Dead. During the French Quarter architecture portion of the tour, we discuss the changes introduced to the city’s architecture by the Spanish Fire Code. We’ll learn the common types of French Quarter buildings, and learn how they reflect the people, politics, culture, and climate of the mid-nineteenth century.
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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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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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