Learn about Creole culture - the heart and soul of the city
Peek inside a traditional gas lamp factory
Enter the Presbytère Museum
Wander the most historical spaces of Jackson Square
Visit the most haunted structure in the French Quarter
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Tickets to the Presbytere
Local Expert Guide
Small group of up to 7 people
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
On these streets an amalgamation of cultures collide - jazz, voodoo, and Mardi Gras are some of the small hints to the roots of this city and these enigmatic people. While we will meet on Bourbon Street, the 24-hour party that surrounds is simply a sign of the times, a modern-day adaptation of the past. As your local guide, a native to these streets, begins your lesson in all things Creole, pass by former bars and flophouses that incubated the culture, as well as the former hotbeds of vice like the Tango Belt, Storyville, Pirate Alley, and Exchange Alley.
It would be a sin to walk the French Quarter without strolling Royal Street where some of the best local musicians are still making the Quarter its own dancehall. While the French Quarter is synonymous with drinks, dancing, and a rowdy time, it's not all just about the party. Next, your guide will lead you through Jackson Square to visit the more historical sites including the impending St. Louis Cathedral, the Pontalba apartments, as well as the Cabildo, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. Just off the square it is time to enter the Presbytère Museum where touching exhibits on Hurricane Katrina and almost in a total 180-degree, Mardi Gras - but that is life in the Crescent City, touching and joyful at the same time.
On your way to your final area of the French Quarter, head into one of the most haunted buildings in the United States where supernatural encounters are close by - especially in the seance room which you’ll peek into for a few minutes. If you dare!
Finally, swing through to the old French Market overlooking the beauty of Jackson Square and round off your time in the French Quarter at Cafe du Monde where your guide will leave you to enjoy a treat and the rushing Mississippi River as it weaves past the Big Easy.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
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