French Quarter Walking Tour of New Orleans

2 Hours
Group Activity
Moderate
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $26 Per Adult / $15 Per Child

French Quarter Walking Tour of New Orleans

2 Hours
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From (USD) $26 Per Adult / $15 Per Child

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      French Quarter Walking Tour of New Orleans

      New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
      From (USD) $26 Per Adult / $15 Per Child
      Highlights
      • French Market: The former Native American trading post has grown into a Euro-style open-air market with five blocks of vendors selling art, food, and crafts.
      • Jackson Square: A favorite for both locals and visitors, the plaza is now home to an artist colony and the gorgeous three-centuries-old St. Louis Cathedral.
      • Pharmacy Museum: This city was home to America's first licensed pharmacist, and today the museum pays tribute to 19th and early-20th century medicine. Learn about yellow fever, voodoo and the often grisly medical practices of the 19th century.
      About this New Orleans, Louisiana tour

      Throughout the 1800s, the French Market was a gumbo of influences that included people, foods and culture from places as diverse as France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and China. It's now considered one of America's most colorful markets and a key cultural center of the Quarter.

      It's seen fires, floods, wars and political struggles. Yet it remains one of the most important symbols of a neighborhood that has had the kind of influence on the world that few others could even come close to.

      And if you're into symbolism, this tour has it in spades. Check out Jackson Square, overlooked by the venerable St. Louis Cathedral, which features dramatic steeples and an elegant white design. It was built to honor Louis IX, also known as Saint Louis: the same French king for whom the city of St. Louis is named.

      But Louis isn't the only famous leader who is celebrated here in the Quarter. In the center of Jackson Square, its namesake Andrew Jackson rears back triumphantly on his horse. Around Christmas two centuries ago, Jackson lead a ragtag militia that included volunteers and freed slaves to success in a battle that stopped the British from taking the city during the War of 1812. Wouldn't you want a statue too?

      These days, the Market and Jackson Square are inhabited by artists, street vendors, and performers from all walks of life. On hallowed grounds honoring past heroes, these people continue the legacy of New Orleans that began centuries ago by spreading excitement, diversity, and a unique sense of history that is imitated and envied by cities the world over.

      A cheesy affair

      President Andrew Jackson was well known for his love of cheese. Knowing this, a New York dairy farmer named Thomas Meacham sent the president an epic block of cheddar: four feet in diameter and weighing 1400 pounds. Two years later, after gifting significant portions, Jackson was about to leave the White House and didn't want to haul a half-ton block of cheese with him (can you blame him?). Instead, he threw a massive party at the White House with 10,000 guests, who polished off the block in just a few hours.

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      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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