It was raining cats and dogs but that little detail did not stop Arthur Smith as he led us through two hundred and seventy years of fascinating history in the oldest cemetery in New Orleans, dating back to 1789. Adults and children alike were mesmerized...More
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Our Happy Hour Tour was supposed to start at 5:30. Arthur was 35 minutes late. Then he gabbed for another 30 minutes before we got started. We had a commitment at 7:30, so our two-hour tour got truncated into 55 minutes. With no happy hour...More
Dear TravelWriterExm, so sorry to learn of your less than satisfactory experience on the recent Marigny Happy Hour Walkabout tour. Everything you wrote is true. However, to add a little context, I notified your group very early in the day that I would be delayed...More
Arthur’s relaxed pace and astonishing recall of the French Quarter’s history, literature, immigrant cultures, ghosts, and celebrities made for a fascinating walk. He took my husband and me off the beaten tourist path to learn about the Sicilian influence in the north end of the...More
We had the best morning walking and chatting with Arthur. He is knowledgeable, smart and funny. Has many great stories about NOLA and really knows the city’s past and current history. Walking in the French Quarter in the morning is magical. Even if you have...More
My husband and I booked Arthur for a tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1 on our first trip to New Orleans. He is incredibly outgoing, knowledgeable about the city and cemetery, and provided way more information than we anticipated. It was a highly informative and...More
Arthur knows a ton about this city. With the knowledge from being a long term resident who found the city on his own, Arthur told us the good, the bad and the ugly about the writers who have spent time in New Orleans. Highly recommended!
My wife and I did a cemetery tour with Arthur during a recent trip to New Orleans. Arthur was punctual, informative and very interesting. We very much enjoyed getting to know some of the history of the city with him, and the in-depth explanations he...More
My husband and I went on two tours with Arthur and despite the amazing food, drink, and debauchery of New Orleans, his tours were our trip highlight. Arthur has so much knowledge and shares it in a lighthearted and engaging way. I never knew that...More
Arthur was engaging and very well informed about the history and practicalities of the St. Louis cemetery, showing he had done his research, and going beyond that of typical scripted tours.
Excellent tour of St Louis cemetery. Answered all our questions and kept us in the morning shade. Diverse knowledge of all things New Orleans.