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Music of New Orleans: Listen and Learn

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Music of New Orleans: Listen and Learn

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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Learn about the music and history of the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans with an expert guide during this 2-hour walking tour. The Treme is known as one of the hotbeds of New Orleans music and one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the United States. Your guide brings the story of the Treme to life by playing music recordings that pertain to the places that you visit during the tour. Hear stories about Jelly Roll Morton, Mahalia Jackson, Fats Domino and other greats throughout your tour.
  • 2-hour walking tour of the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans
  • Hear music and learn about great musicians on a walking tour of a famously musical New Orleans neighborhood
  • Listen to clips of songs before visiting locations related to the music
  • Enjoy a tour that locates music and performers in the context of New Orleans music history
  • Gain insight into the neighborhood that inspired the TV show of the same name
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Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Buy One Get One Free Hurricane Drinks for Adults in Souvenir Cup
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

718 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Departure Point: Tour departs from The Voodoo Lounge, 718 N Rampart Street. (Corner of Orleans St & N Rampart Streets) Address: 718 N Rampart Street Directions: Straight up from the back of St Louis Cathedral - follow Orleans St - one block, cross over Bourbon Street, continue 3 blocks , we are on the left hand corner. Come inside The Voodoo Lounge to our ticket office to check in. Family friendly entrance on the Orleans Street side of the building. Dates: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A small amount of walking is involved - One mile taken in an hour and forty five minutes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY French Quarter Phantoms

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Music of New Orleans: Listen and Learn?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Classical Professor
, Dec 2019
I found the tour fun and informative. It was an enjoyable and historical walk. I would highly recommend this tour.
Dartania is very entertaining, with...
Lucy E
, Feb 2018
Dartania is very entertaining, with knowledge of the music history of New Orleans. I liked the musical backdrop she provided to the trip with her mobile player. She has a beautiful voice.
Interesting neighborhood and its...
Rena D
, Jan 2017
Interesting neighborhood and its history. I would have liked to have spent more time here. I will definitely be back!
We had a great guide -- a fun guy...
Leslie D
, Feb 2016
We had a great guide -- a fun guy who made the best of this outdoor walking tour...It's a good tour if you don't know the area at all, and want some background...You listen to recorded music as you walk and he gives some history. It was adequate.
Very unique tour with extensive...
, Dec 2015
Very unique tour with extensive coverage of the rich musical history of New Orleans. Justin was our guide and had a firm understanding of the subject besides presenting it in an enthusiastic manner. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in understanding the complexity and diversity of the city's unique musical heritage.
Got a nice overview of the music scene...
Prudence D
, Nov 2015
Got a nice overview of the music scene in N.O. from the beginnings til today. Enjoyable!
lots of history told. liked the tour of...
Tom P
, Oct 2015
lots of history told. liked the tour of treme. much more than just music

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