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Strange True Tours

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Address: 827 Toulouse St. Corner of Toulouse & Dauphine, New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone Number: +1 504-444-1539
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10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

Our small groups and our highly trained guides offer entertaining and...

Our small groups and our highly trained guides offer entertaining and unique stories of our amazing city. We offer the ORIGINAL adult oriented history tour Strange True Tour, (a PG 13 tour) Cemetery Tour, Ghost Tours, and Bike tours. Our small groups and entertaining guides sets apart from the large groups and random guides of other companies.

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great tour of Garden district

This was the best of 3 tours we did. Grey is a brilliant tour guide with a combination of enthusiasm and historical insight that made the tour memorable and highly interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
London UK
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London UK
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110 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best of 3 tours we did. Grey is a brilliant tour guide with a combination of enthusiasm and historical insight that made the tour memorable and highly interesting. With another tour we did the tour guide mixed in a load of fairly lame humour that we found quite tedious. On this tour however Grey held our attention... More 

Thank seangriffin
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

finally a tour worth getting out of bed for. we had Grey as a tour guide and she clearly knows her stuff. she was articulate, precise, knowledgeable and didn't feel the need to crack a joke after every sentence to keep our attention. the tour seemed effortless and face a lot of insight about the garden quarter of New Orleans.... More 

Thank jmt12london
Deerfield, WI
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Grey Sweeney Perkins for our tour guide. She did an excellent good! She is not a New Orleans native but has spent enough time there and has done her homework, that she is very knowledgeable of the city and it's history. She took us at a pace that was enjoyable for all and put in enough breaks so... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a cold but sunny Sunday, Gray led the four of us on a three hour walking tour of New Orleans. If you learn one thing about New Orleans, it's the influence the Spanish had on the city. (Gray surmises that the French quarter might properly be named the Spanish Quarter). This is a history and architecture focused tour and... More 

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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grey was our fantastic tour guide through The French Quarter. It was fantastic, with a lot of history, architecture, and "strange true facts". If you are into history or especially architecture this tour is a must...ask for Grey, she was great.

Thank MrWickitywhack .
Chesterfield, Virginia
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The most spectacular history tour throughout the French Quarter. Thanks goes to Grey Sweeney Perkins. We highly recommend a tour with Grey when you are in New Orleans. Fantastic insight with impactful stories on the history of "The Big Easy."

1 Thank Hhoppin
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Grey was fantastic! She is a superb storyteller and highly knowledgable on local history. You will be entertained and learn all about the people and places that make this city so fascinating. Family friendly tour.

Thank tvhoppin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Grey gave us a tour of the Garden District. It was awesome and so much fun! She was super personable and incredibly knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans. She talked to us like a friend, which I really liked. I recommend her to anyone traveling to New Orleans.

Thank Kayse K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Jeffrey was awesome! Very friendly, funny & knowledgeable. Highly recommend it for anyone visiting NOLA! We went to some very cool & historic places, great stories!

Thank Laura P
Tarpon Springs, FL
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Jeffrey is a very good story teller. He is an enjoyable historian. He involves the tour goers with the stories. He made himself available after the tour was over to talk about other topics such as the time Lee Oswald lived in New Orleans and the places involved with the Kennedy assassination. He was humorous which always helps with a... More 

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Staying in French Quarter

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.