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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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We are implementing the VOX Whisper System. Store staff is responsible for cleaning each machine. The ear and mic buds are disposable and will replaced after each use. Units will only be used once per week to allow for rotating a clean unit to guests & guides
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Updated 07/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
See New Orleans’ French Quarter through the lens of the past on a walking tour that showcases the history and legends of the city's most atmospheric neighborhood. While most tours only offer stories from the sidewalk, this one includes admission to the 1850 House Museum inside the Pontalba Apartments for a docent-led look at antebellum life in Louisiana.
Highlights
  • Explore the history and multicultural heritage of the French Quarter
  • Separate fact from fiction as you hear local legends and trivia
  • Learn about 19th-century life in New Orleans at the 1850 House Museum
  • Step inside the Pontalba, one of the oldest apartment buildings in the US
Important Information
Departure Point
1850 House Museum Store, 523 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Virginia B wrote a review Oct 19
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Barbara gave a wonderful tour and was full of interesting information and history. We learned a lot and really enjoyed the tour tremendously.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Magdalena M wrote a review Aug 2020
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Fabulous tour with Cindy Petry! Lots of interesting information and fun facts. If you come to NOLA during summer, remember about a hat and water.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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cindyp_nola wrote a review Jul 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana490 contributions86 helpful votes
The 2-hour Friends of the Calbido French Quarter Walking tour covers the unique history of New Orleans with interesting facts about the Vieux Carre buildings, things that are uniquely Nawlins, and the colorful people who shaped Nola, past and present. A little lagniappe ~ the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Momenterilee wrote a review Jun 2020
Parker, Colorado16 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour is fabulous! Our guide Edmond is a priceless character and so knowledge as a native Nawlins gentleman. I highly recommend this to you & be sure to request Edmond as your guide. You wil not tegret.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Ellis B wrote a review Mar 2020
Hella, Iceland1 contribution
The tour guide Selby was wonderful, she explained very well the history of the French Quarter and New Orleans, next to some fun facts about the buildings in the area. I would definitely recommend this excellent walking tour!
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Excellent Tour! A Must Do Activity!
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Great tour!
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Fascinating walking tour of the French Quarter
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Ugh. What a disappointment. I saw so many positive reviews of these tours, unfortunately our guide was a dud. An el
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