French Quarter History Tours

There are few neighborhoods in America with a more interesting history than New Orleans' French Quarter. The French Quarter has been the heart of New Orleans since her founding in 1718.

History is best told through the stories of the people made history. So, instead of focusing on buildings and architecture, our French Quarter History Tour tells the story of the French Quarter through the people who lived here. Sure, the Civil War had an impact on the French Quarter, but how was day-to-day life changed for the people living here? We take that approach to all stories and topics on our History Tour of the French Quarter.

Some of the topics you'll hear about on the Tour include:

  • The Founding of New Orleans
  • The French and Spanish periods of Rule
  • The Battle of New Orleans
  • The Civil War
  • Post Civil War Race Relations
  • Storyville
  • ...and much more!
  • Price: Ages 12+: $19.95 Ages 6-11: $9.95 Ages 5 and under: Free
  • Times: Sunday-Saturday: 10 am and 3 pm
  • Starting Location: The Cabildo 701 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA, 70130
  • Days: Sunday-Saturday

Are you interested in taking more than one tour?

Discover Historic America offers great discounts if you purchase more than one tour at a time. Check out the other New Orleans tours that we offer. For more information please call our office at 504-210-8540.

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