All Tours: 30

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…

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, yet you will walk through the cultural center of the park, visit the famous dueling grounds, stand beneath a tree whose branches touch the…

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.

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,…

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…

History of many of the classic foods of New Orleans, especially its street & working class foods. Industrial food history is also included. Under development.

The 1973 Upstairs Lounge fire massacred more than thirty New Orleans residents. The disgraceful reaction of the media and most New Orleanians helped to galvanize the gay and lesbian community as they mourned those lost to the most deadly fire in New…

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. The uptown end of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line is located across the street from the park.

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 three of the streetcar lines still exist—St. Charles, Canal, and Riverfront—they remain nostalgic vestiges of the city’s past, immortalized in Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named…

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…

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…