Discover Historic America is proud to start offering daytime walking history tours in New Orleans. One of America’s most historic cities, New Orleans is a perfect addition to the Discover America family.
Over the last year, we have been hard at work uncovering New Orleans most interesting moments in history. We’d be lying if we said it has been easy. We pride ourselves on telling the true history of our cities, and it takes some time to get to the real story, the real history. You cannot simply do a Google search and use what you find. You have to go into the historical archives; you spend hundreds of hours straining your eyes over 200-year-old newspapers. We’d also be lying if we said this experience hasn’t been highly rewarding!
In a city like New Orleans, where we have numerous competitors offering history tours, we knew we had to do something special, something nobody else was doing. After all, if we told the same stories as everyone else does, what would make our tours unique? We believe we found the answers to those questions in our research. We found new angles, new times in history that have been forgotten. And these moments in history are what we use to create our history tours. Even a tour such as the Garden District, we found a completely new and unique way to tell the story of this beautiful neighborhood.
We will be offering four historical walking tours starting on September 1st, 2015. Exploring a wide range of topics, these tours are a history buff’s dream.
St. Louis Cemetery is New Orleans’ oldest and most historic cemetery. And we love showing people the hidden history of this maze of tombs and vaults! On Mondays through Saturdays you can join our tour guides as we explore St. Louis Cemetery, at 11 am and 1 pm. On Sundays, our tours only run at 10 am due to the Cemetery locking up at 12 pm.
On this historical tour of St. Louis Cemetery, you’ll be amazed by the stories you’ll hear. The history of St. Louis Cemetery is very impressive. And the people who are laid to rest inside are no less interesting. From Marie Laveau to Homer Plessy, St. Louis Cemetery is the final resting place for many famous New Orleanians.
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The Garden District is one of New Orleans’ most beautiful neighborhoods. The tree-lined streets and beautiful homes will make you want to start searching for Real Estate there! Today, many celebrities call the Garden District home. In New Orleans’ past, it was home to the growing American population and anyone else with money. Our Garden District Tours run daily at
While every Garden District Tour will take you to the stately homes that made it famous, our tour focuses on the eclectic bunch of characters who lived there. So, of course, you’re going to see the homes but we’ll spend more time telling you the stories of the people who lived there. Through their stories, the history of the Garden District will come alive in a whole new way.
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One of the most historic neighborhoods in America, the French Quarter is much more than ‘Big-Ass Beers’. Founded back in 1718, the French Quarter has had an amazingly interesting history. On our French Quarter History Tour, you’ll have fun while being educated about the amazing stories of the French Quarter. Revolutions, Brothels, Bars, The Battle of New Orleans, Famous Authors, The Civil War, we can go on and on. And if you let us, we will! The French Quarter History Tour runs daily at 11 am and 3 pm.
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New Orleans is the home of the cocktail. The cocktail was invented here. In the 150 years since, many great cocktails have been created right here in some of the most historic bars anywhere. Our Historical Cocktail Tour will take you to the famous bars where these drinks were created, allowing you to get a taste of New Orleans’ past in a glass. So, leave Bourbon Street behind and join Discover Historic America on this journey through New Orleans cocktail history.
Our New Orleans Cocktail tour runs daily at 4:30 pm. Being that it is a tour of New Orleans’ bars, with cocktail sampling going on, this tour is for participants that are 21 and older only.
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For more information about our Historical Tour in New Orleans, please check out our New Orleans page. There, you can find detailed information about all of the Historical Tours that we offer. As times goes on, we will be adding more unique and interesting tours that explore New Orleans’ history.
You can also call our office at 504-210-8540 if you have questions about our tours, or to book tickets.