All Tours: 37

The Rigolets is an area of New Orleans East that has played a vital part in New Orleans history. Maroon communities developed in the area during the colonial period and forts were later built to protect the city. Most of what made this area…

An exploration of some of the historical locations and uses of New Orleans' lakefront, including colonial fortifications, military bases, amusement parks, and the University of New Orleans.

In 1874, Reconstruction Era tensions led to the Battle of Liberty Place. Fought between militant conservative Democrats known as the White League and Federalist forces led by the Municipal Police, the main battle led to a 3-day period in which the…

This tour unveils the park's history. Only a fraction of City Park's 1300 acres will be accessed. You will walk through the famous dueling grounds, stand beneath a tree whose branches touch the ground, and learn about many interesting…

Explore the present Broadway campus of Newcomb College, the last of three locations that have housed the noted school. Discover its history, characters, and legacy, and understand how it maintains its own identity in the present with its longstanding…

This tour examines the significant ways in which animals have affected the lives of New Orleanians. Within the confines of the French Quarter, rats, mules, mosquitoes, termites, and other critters cohabitate with the human residents.

Learn about some notable historic sites as you stroll along Bayou St. John.

Take an imaginative journey through a nineteenth-century World’s Fair. Only the beauty of the grounds exists today, for expositions were fleeting spectacles. Yet, photographic "ghost" images recall a time when the world’s products, accomplishments,…

Explore the original DeLord and Camp Street campus, as well as the second campus of Newcomb College, located on Washington Avenue. Uncover the history, characters, and legacy that shaped Newcomb College into what it is today by following its…

Both residents and visitors to New Orleans still have the desire to see where the levees failed during Katrina in August 2005. This tour allows one to virtually "visit" three major breach sites and their associated neighborhoods. The sites include…

The bridging of St. Tammany Parish and Orleans Parishes had been an issue of public interest from before the age of the automobile. Rail and ferry crossings of the lake were already well established by the time automobile bridges were contemplated in…

The Orleans-Kenner Traction Company connected downtown New Orleans to Kenner from 1915 to 1930. The only interurban rail line in New Orleans, it helped to spur residential development in rural East Jefferson Parish.

The Carrollton Court House launched several interesting Louisiana Supreme Court cases that provide insight into Carrollton's history. Some cases included are: trial of two defendants convicted of murdering a 10 year-old girl; voter intimidation…

Though Civil War was over, the practice of segregating New Orleans streetcars by race continued. This tour explores the actions of Joseph Guillaume and others in their efforts to integrate New Orleans streetcars during the Reconstruction Era.

Enjoy a walking food tour through the streets of the French Quarter and make sure to grab a muffaletta or a po-boy, something cool to drink and take a bite into New Orleans history! Some of New Orleans best-known foods originated as working class…

This tour tells the stories of different moments in the formation and evolution of Hollywood South in New Orleans. Sites reveal the important people, films, theaters, and locations from the silent era to the present. New Orleans has become a major…

One of the world's most advanced airports when it opened in the 1930s, Lakefront Airport retains many of its landmark buildings and hangars.

The 1973 arson attack at the Upstairs Lounge killed 32 people and was the largest massacre of LGBTQ individuals in the United States prior to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016. The disgraceful reaction of the media and most New Orleanians…

Jackson Barracks is a military post which has been a part of the New Orleans landscape since the first half of the 19th century. It has been through the Mexican War, the Civil War and Reconstruction, both World Wars and countless hurricanes and…

A tour through the history of Palmer Park, located in the Carrollton neighborhood at the intersection of South Carrollton and Claiborne avenues. This tour exposes many connections to ongoing debates over the use of New Orleans’ public spaces.

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1813, this tour features historic French Quarter sites, notable cases, and justices.

This is an immersive tour following the path of the 55 black students who integrated the new Louisiana State University at New Orleans (now the University of New Orleans) campus in 1958, creating the Crescent City's first desegregated school.

9-stop audio driving tour of the Carville Historic District, site of leprosy (Hansen's disease) quarantine hospital and treatment center from 1894-1999. This hospital-community was designed to be self-sustainable. Quarantine laws dictated the…

A tour of French Quarter sites and buildings connected to the Battle of New Orleans through fact as well as legend. This tour was created in January 2015 during the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans.

Gallatin Street, the two-block stretch near the Mississippi River now known as French Market Place, was once the center of vice in Antebellum New Orleans. This tour shares some of the stories that gave Gallatin Street its notorious reputation.

Streetcars are an iconic image of New Orleans. Although only four streetcar lines still exist—St. Charles, Canal, Rampart, and Riverfront—they remain nostalgic vestiges of the city’s past, immortalized in Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire,…

Enslaved people were among the first to enter the French colony of New Orleans. Furthermore, they were instrumental to the creation of a successful city, building much of the infrastructure, acting as the first doctors, and cultivating early…

New Orleans' claim to be the birthplace of jazz is explored in this walking tour, which focuses on the musical artists and the communities where jazz developed in and around the French Quarter. Starting with the discovery site of the…

This tour focuses on New Orleans's role in the modern civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. As one of the South's largest and most important cities, one with an African American protest tradition spanning generations, New Orleans…

Paper Monuments is a project designed to elevate the voices of the people of New Orleans in the process of creating new symbols for our city that represent all of our people. During the process, you'll see posters and flyers across New Orleans…

This tour includes information about archaeological sites already investigated in Orleans Parish. Some of these sites are now destroyed. Others are no longer accessible or have considerable untapped research potential. Most are on private property…

Dryades Street, now known as Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, was historically a thriving commercial center in New Orleans. Creole architect Barthelemy Lafon designed this street as a part of Coliseum Square in 1809. In January 1849, the City of New…