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American Horror Story Unauthorized Walking Tour
801 Charters St
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-207-4555
Is there an American Horror Story tour in New Orleans? Yes there is and you can join the tour. The tours are fun and full of New Orleans history.
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Ask Arthur Walking Tours
1002 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 251-3330
Ask Arthur Walking Tours offers authentic, private and small group explorations on foot of New Orleans’ great neighborhoods — French Quarter, Garden District, Cemeteries.
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Big Easy Bike Tours
3701 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 377-0973
There is no better way to tour the city than a Big Easy Bike Tour. You will experience a real feeling for the charming and unique neighborhoods of New Orleans. I will deliver the bicycles to your hotel and each will come equipped with a basket and bottle of water. All you will need are the sunglasses and camera. To reserve phone 504-377-0973 or email bob@bigeasybiketours.com Information on individual tours is available on our website.
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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World (Westbank)
233 Newton St
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 361-7821
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Chris Rose's Magical Mystery Tour
French Quarter
New Orleans, LA 70117
The Chris Rose New Orleans Magical Musical Mystery History Tour can be booked by emailing chrisrose504@gmail.com. For upcoming tour dates and info on additional tours currently in development, follow Chris on Facebook and Twitter @ChrisRose504. The tour costs $25. Read our review
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Confederacy of Cruisers
634 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 400-5468
Confederacy of Cruisers invites you on bike rides where we share what we love best: New Orleans. Our various tours roll through several scenic traditionally Creole neighborhoods including the old Faubourgs; Marigny and Treme and down into the friendly and colorful Bywater. As we ride, taking routes we can customize as we go, we explore the architecture and history of the city, unraveling the mysteries and crazy stories of the past and present, that, when seen as a whole, will give you a glimpse into the heart of our unique…
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Creole Queen - Daytime Historic Cruise
1 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 366-8882
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Creole Queen - Dinner Jazz Cruise
1 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-529-4567
Constructed in Moss Point, Mississippi, the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen took her maiden voyage on October 1, 1983. She is an authentic paddlewheeler powered by a 24 foot diameter paddlewheel and the most modern, fuel efficient GE diesel-electric system ever installed in a boat of this class. Even though the Creole Queen would have been right at home in the New Orleans of 1850, passengers of that era could never have conceived of a paddlewheeler with her luxury, comfort and safety. Ninety tons of air conditioning and heating keep the interior…
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Crescent City Tour Booking Agency
638 St Ann
New Orleans, LA 70115
Unlike most of the websites you may visit in researching your trip to New Orleans, this site is NOT owned by a specific tour company. We are an independent tour booking agency. We can book tours for almost any company in New Orleans. Based on customer reviews and our years of experience in the tourism industry, we have hand selected a variety of tours offered by several different companies. The tours on the left are the very best of the best. We are more than happy to help you plan…
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Flambeaux Bicycle Tours
626 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 321-1505
The Flambeaux (pronounced: “flam-bow”) are torches used during Mardi Gras parades. Throughout the history of our carnival tradition, the flambeaux carriers have lit up the night before floats so that revelers could see the parades. They also served as guides that led the parade on its route. In the same spirit, Flambeaux Bicycle Tours seek to shed light on New Orleans’ traditions and heritage. As we guide you through town, we share our city’s colorful past and vibrant culture. We like our Gumbo spicy, so we throw a blend of…
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French Quarter Phantoms Ghost Tours
718 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 666-8300
INFO & RESERVATIONS HERE Daily Ghost Tours: 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Departing from the Voodoo Lounge, 718 N Rampart St. Daily Cemetery Tours: 11:00 am Monday-Saturday 10:00 am Sundays AND 1:00 pm Monday – Saturday Departing from the Voodoo Lounge, 718 N Rampart St. Please call for reservations. Daily Tremé Tour: 10:00 am every day. Departing from the Voodoo Lounge, 718 N Rampart St. Please call for reservations. Daily Saints and Sinners Tour: 1:00pm every day Departing from the Voodoo Lounge, 718 N Rampart St Ages 17+ Please call…
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French QuarTour Kids
French Quartour Kids is a new tour company just for kids (with chaperones along as well). We walk through the French Quarter, looking at various maps, charting our route and finding out why this city is where it is. We’ll talk about the geography, the history and the people in between. The tour is an hour long with a little walking (not too much- promise!)
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Gay New Orleans Walking Tour
638 St Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-568-0717
Gay New Orleans Walking Tour is a two hour interactive exploration of New Orleans’ rich gay history and current glbtq community. Highlights include the origins of Southern Decadence, the evolution of Gay Carnnival, the homes and watering holes of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote, the gay connection to the JFK assassination, the tragic Upstairs Lounge fire, and much, much more.
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Ghost City Tours
643 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(888) 859-5375
Ghost City Tours offers a wide variety of Ghost Tours and Paranormal Activities in New Orleans. You can choose between taking one of our tours of the haunted locations in New Orleans, or join us for a real ghost hunt! (Facebook)
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Gray Line Tours
400 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 800-535-7786
Now is the time to fall in love with New Orleans all over again. The Crescent City is still home to the world’s greatest music, most sumptuous cuisine, and unique architecture. Most importantly, the spirit of our people is stronger than ever. Experience it yourself with our variety of tour options: city tours, plantation tours, swamp tours, walking tours, and evening tours.
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Haunted History Tours
723 St Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-861-2727
MAKE NO MISTAKE, if it doesn’t say HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS then IT ISN’T THE ORIGINAL Ghost Tours, Vampire Tours, Cemetery Tours, Scandal Tours, Garden District Tours, Voodoo Tours of New Orleans! These are the New Orleans tours you’ve heard about featured on A&E, History Channel, etc. Mildly theatrical, hugely historical, and thoroughly entertaining, Haunted History Tours offers a variety of daily and nightly tours that will leave you SPELLBOUND! Not only locally owned and operated but we are native New Orleanians so you are getting the history and the stories…
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Herman-Grima House's Death and Mourning in New Orleans Tour
820 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 525-5661
The Gallier Historic House Museum, 1132 Royal Street, will offer specialized tours that interpret post funeral habits of the 19th-century beginning Sept 29. Tours are offered weekdays (closed Wednesdays) at 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. and Saturdays (closed Sundays) at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Grief descended upon the Gallier household in October 1866, when news arrived that patriarch James Gallier, Sr., and his second wife drowned at sea aboard the S.S. Evening Star. The passenger steamship, destined for New Orleans from New York, sank…
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Historic New Orleans Tours
P.O. Box 19381
New Orleans, LA 70179-0381
504-947-2120
Explore New Orleans’ most spectacular sites and intriguing traditions with the city’s most qualified guides. The cultural history of New Orleans is stranger than fiction and needs no embellishment. Join us for an accurate, enjoyable presentation guaranteed to shed light upon the mystery and majesty, the grandeur and decay, the Crescent City’s inimitable mystique. Walking Tours include: French Quarter, Garden District, Cemetery, Haunted, Music, & Cocktail/Scandal Shuttle Tours (reservation only): Swamp, Plantation, City/Hurricane, Treme, Literary, Film, & Creole Mourning
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Hop-On Hop-Off Red Double Decker Bus Tour
501 Basin St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 207-6425
Hop-On Hop-Off Red Double Decker Bus City Tour is the most entertaining, informative, and flexible City Tour you can find that offers transportation approximately every 30 minutes on an exhilarating open-top, double-decker bus and includes 3 Free Walking Tours – the only COMPLETE City Tour! This is a tour that offers maximum flexibility to see the city at your own pace. Experience 3 centuries of history, architecture, and culture on the City Sightseeing New Orleans tour, always narrated live in English by your very own Tour Host! Tour at your…
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Jean Lafitte Swamp & Airboat Tours
6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Pkwy.
Marrero, LA 70072
504-689-4186
Swamp Tours: You can book your tour today for a later date and still receive this monthly special. Journey with us by boat, Cajun-style, for a 1 hour 30 minute tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana’s swamplands. Experience real-life adventure for the whole family from the comfort of our swamp boats. Tour back into our privately owned meandering bayous and take a look into the past. View moss draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here. Your Cajun guide is a native of…
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Kayak-Iti-Yat
3494 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(985) 778-5034
Capture New Orleans from a different perspective. Kayak on Bayou St. John as we guide you along our historic waterway running through the city. We’ll keep with the pace of the city—nice and easy, taking in the southern scenery, hospitality and weather. The bayou itself was a key component in establishing our city. The Native Americans showed early explorers (uh uh hem, Iberville and his brother, Bienville) the bayou as a way to access, at the time, a potential future city from the Gulf of Mexico without having to fight…
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Let's Roam New Orleans
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116
BUY TICKETS HERE Stop stressing about finding the perfect group activity for adults and sign up for a New Orleans scavenger hunt today! On French Quarter Scavenger Hunt, you and your friends will venture off on a New Orleans walking tour to different landmarks, to learn about the history, culture, and art New Orleans has to offer. Along the way, you’ll participate in various challenges to find out who will be crowned the scavenger hunt king! These scavenger hunts aren’t just for friend groups, they are the perfect bachelor and…
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Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-488-5488 Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Longue Vue is comprised of a historic home and 14 gardens. It serves as an educational, environmental, and cultural resource for the public. Founded by philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern, Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an unparalleled collection of Louisiana irises in New Orleans and an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages. As a National Historic Landmark that serves as one of New Orleans’ premier education and cultural resources, Longue…
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Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Greater New Orleans
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(504) 858-7575
Environmental Tours through the disappearing Louisiana Wetlands ecosystems along the coast and through the in-land bayous.
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Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 361-7821
Mardi Gras World: Where Mardi Gras is Made! There are plenty of tours in New Orleans, but only one offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras, and that’s the Mardi Gras World tour. Mardi Gras World gives you an authentic Mardi Gras experience all year round, whether you visit while sightseeing in New Orleans, enjoying a New Orleans family vacation or taking a break from your business trip for a group visit. Take our day tour to see what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life…
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New Orleans Architecture Tours
Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 355-1213
New Orleans Architecture Tours are for everyone, from those who know about architecture to those who just think the city has beautiful buildings. All of our tours provide visitors with an understanding of the various New Orleans architecture styles and periods that make our city so unique. We offer both public and private tours. Private tours are ideal for larger groups or corporate events. We currently offer tours in the Garden District, French Quarter, and the Irish Channel. Please let us know if you are interested in touring areas that…
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New Orleans Ghosts
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 434-7314
BUY TICKETS HERE Uncover the hauntings of the ghosts of scorned lovers, tortured slaves, and mobsters who wander the streets of the French Quarter. Join our tour guides on a walk through the haunted streets to hear their moving stories, and see where they still linger. We’ll take you to visit prominent haunts like the La Laurie mansion, the home of a famous blood-thirsty murderess, along with lesser known terrifying stories of voodoo and pirates only available with NOLA Ghosts Tours.
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New Orleans Jazz History Tour

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The Arts Council of New Orleans

The Arts Council of New Orleans is a private, non-profit organization designated as the City’s official arts agency. The Arts Council serves as one of eight regional distributing agencies for state arts funds and administers available municipal arts grants and the Percent For Art program for the City of New Orleans. The Arts Council works in partnership with the City of New Orleans, community groups, local, state, and national governmental agencies, and other nonprofit arts organizations to meet the arts and cultural needs of the New Orleans community through a diversity of initiatives and services.

WWNO

WWNO, the NPR member station for New Orleans, serves southeast Louisiana and parts of southwest Mississippi by broadcasting balanced news, thought provoking analysis, classical music, jazz and other musical styles, intelligent entertainment, and unique local content. We broadcast on 89.9 FM, and KTLN 90.5 FM in the Houma-Thibodaux area as a public service of the University of New Orleans. All of WWNO’s programs, including its growing local news coverage, are available online at WWNO.org.

WWOZ

WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station offering listener-supported, volunteer-programmed community radio. WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the United States, and broadcasts live from the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually. WWOZ’s mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage.

PRC

Preservation Resource Center (PRC) has been preserving, restoring, and revitalizing New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods since 1974. Throughout its history, PRC has acted as an advocacy agent on a local, regional, and national scale, spreading the word about the city’s rich architectural heritage and the economic importance of preserving this heritage. PRC also takes a hands-on approach to preservation, with a history of successfully restoring over 1,400 properties. The center strengthens and revitalizes New Orleans in a way that is forward-looking and sustainable, yet sensitive to the city’s past and its heritage.

NOMA

As a nexus for the arts in New Orleans, NOMA is committed to preserving, interpreting, and enriching its collections and renowned sculpture garden; offering innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Its holdings comprise more than one million items from more than three centuries, documenting moments both major and minor. Its four exhibition spaces–the Williams Gallery, the Louisiana History Galleries, the Boyd Cruise Gallery, and the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art–faithfully depict the multicultural stories of the region, from permanent displays exploring the evolution of Louisiana to rotating exhibitions showcasing history and fine art.

Southern Food

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. The Museum is also home to the collections of the Museum of the American Cocktail, the Galerie d’Absinthe, and a demonstration kitchen.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all Louisianans.

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.

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