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New Orleans Music Tour
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$25.00
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Ages 0-100, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Tour Guide


Departure details
  • Rampart Treehouse, 740 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA Meet the tour guide at the Rampart Treehouse, 740 North Rampart Street
Return details
  • Preservation Hall, 726 St Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA The legendary Preservation Hall at 726 St. Peter Street where people will be already lining up for the 5 PM show.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6830P10

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from New Orleans Music Tour
  • The City of New Orleans has closed the cemetery for repairs but we still do the cemetery tour from the gates
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with New Orleans Music Tour?
During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book New Orleans Music Tour on Tripadvisor
How much is New Orleans Music Tour?
New Orleans Music Tour price starts from $25.00. Discover and book New Orleans Music Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the New Orleans Music Tour cancellation policy?
New Orleans Music Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book New Orleans Music Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides New Orleans Music Tour?
New Orleans Music Tour is hosted by Historic New Orleans Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Historic New Orleans Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book New Orleans Music Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6830P10

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rampart Treehouse
    740 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    Meet the tour guide at the Rampart Treehouse, 740 North Rampart Street
    See address & details
  • 1
    Louis Armstrong Park
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Basin St. Station
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    May Baily's Place
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Preservation Hall
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Preservation Hall
    726 St Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    The legendary Preservation Hall at 726 St. Peter Street where people will be already lining up for the 5 PM show.
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Culture724774
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Perfect family ghost tour!
Lisa was a fantastic walking guide of the haunted places of New Orleans- French quarter. The pace was great and it
TerriM107
TerriM107
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Historical Walking Tour of Treme and Storyville
Our guide, David Higgins was very good. His historical knowledge of New Orleans was exceptional. My biggest disappo
Inspire754942
Inspire754942
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Great walking tour
Nice walking tour. Really enjoyed it. Wish Lafayette cemetery was open. Take comfortable walking shoes
michaelcV2569FN
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Loved the tour!
Took the tour and was delighted with our tour and tour guide Dave Roberts! Mr. Robert’s has been conducting tours f
VCKT
VCKT
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A great tour with David Higgins
Our guide, David Higgins, was wonderful. He told great stories about why things are as they are in New Orleans, es
benkorn
benkorn
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Great tour of the Garden District!
Randy was an excellent tour guide—we learned a ton and enjoyed seeing this beautiful neighborhood. We liked how it
Rsimborg88
Rsimborg88
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Outstanding Tour
Dave was outstanding! Even though the cemetery is currently closed, he gave us a lot of info and made it very inte
Catherine P
Catherine P
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Fantastic garden tour
Dave was an excellent tour guide. He was friendly, intelligent, very knowledgeable about architecture of the area,
Bryan W
Bryan W
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Great tour of the Garden District
We were a little disappointed at first when we found out we couldn't get into the cemetery, but our tour guide Dave
96shereem
96shereem
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Outstanding Tour!
Frank gave a fantastic tour of the garden district and cemetery! He shared a very comprehensive and knowledgeable
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My refund
We never did this excursion. I have asked for a refund and have not received it. I would like you to give me my ref
Jocelyn J
Jocelyn J
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Garden District History
The tour guide was VERY knowledgeable about the architecture and history behind the houses we got to see. We learne
shannonkV6044MY
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David was wonderful!
David was a wonderful tour guide. I really enjoyed the tour. I learned a lot in a short period of time.
858cathyl
858cathyl
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Wonderful Alternate Tour
Our original Music Tour was cancelled because the guide called in sick, so we were rebooked to this tour and were n
TheTrukShow
TheTrukShow
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A+ Tour Guide
We had a delightful time in the Garden District. Our guide, Muriel, was knowledgeable, pleasant and easy to hear an
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Cali M
5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
The guide we had was just a huge knowledge base of information- you really have to be open to this documentary style history lesson on the music of New Orleans. It was like taking an education class in music history. I can’t express enough on how passionate our tour guide was about music and what a privilege it was to have someone with such real knowledge.

I highly recommend booking a show at Preservation Hall after this tour as that’s where it ends. You have enough time for a drink before going into the early show.

Another point to be aware of is that this is a walking tour and for those that are not in shape, stick to bus tours. The tour we joined was just 4 people and the guide, so we were moving fast to get to all the points of interest. Good walking shoes is a must!
Written November 12, 2022
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Sharon S
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Although our experience started out a little rocky due to miscommunication between Trip Advisor and Historic New Orleans Tours, we had an excellent experience. The tour representative, Robert, was very accommodating and rescheduled the tour for the next day, insuring we had a very memorable experience. Our tour guide, David, was so knowledgeable and entertaining and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Thank you, Robert and David for one of the highlights to our visit to New Orleans.
Written June 10, 2021
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Mojo_Johanna
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
May 2021
David Higgins is one of the best tour guides I've ever had. He knew the history backward and forwards and had a real understanding of the music and its relationship to this unique city. He brought music along to play with a Bose speaker around his neck, and he played keyboards to demonstrate the evolution of music. I'd recommend this tour to anyone!
Written May 29, 2021
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samsam22222
Newark, OH122 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Ridiculous. Started out by them sending us to a starting point that as an abandoned building and the guide showing up late. Then it went downhill. The tour guide just rambled for 2 hours. He has decided that ALL music for the last 200 years, and I mean ALL, is derived from African slave music from New Orleans. No joke. Even classical music that clearly took inspiration from Europe. In addition, I feel there must be some issue w his licensing, as every time we passed another tour group, he made a point of hiding his official tour guide id. I really should have just walked away after 30 min. It didn't get better. Don't waste your time or money. 50% of his talk was " have you heard of _______?" With weird obscure artists. I literally said at the end "there's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back". Horrible tour.
Written February 20, 2022
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Aurore P
6 contributions
Nov 2021
We booked this tour with my friend the day before, without really knowing what to expect, and we ended up having the best experience ever! David Higgins was our guide and he was just fantastic! He told us about New Orleans' history for two hours and we were just captivated. He's passionate and always had very interesting comments about everything, not only music. We didn't regret a single minute of this tour and I would recommand it to anyone who wants to learn about music and spend a captivating moment.
Thank you!
Written December 1, 2021
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jquill
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The guide, Rob, is extremely knowledgeable about the history of music in NOLA. He played examples of the music he was talking about as we went through the tour which really crystallized the info for us. One of the best tours I’ve been on.
Written July 26, 2022
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Joe G
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Great food and jazz music! We had un normal cool weather in the 50s. Will be coming back, especially when it's a little warmer.
Written November 21, 2022
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David G
1 contribution
An excellent insight into the history of New Orleans music.
Robert was exceptionally knowledgeable and enthused the subject.
Written July 16, 2022
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Maria
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Our guide David was fantastic, such an amazing way of presenting so much history. I highly recommend
Written April 26, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

2023 New Orleans Music Tour provided by Historic New Orleans Tours