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Friends of the Cabildo

558 reviews
New Orleans, LA, USA
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About Friends of the Cabildo
Friends of the Cabildo (FOC) Tours are everyday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m from the 1850 House Museum Store on Historic Jackson Square (523 St. Ann Street). The FOC is a private non-profit founded in New Orleans in 1956. The FOC is a support organization for the Louisiana State Museum's and its departments of collections, education, and exhibit. Friends of the Cabildo also operates the 1850 House Museum Store for the Museum, serving as its official Louisiana State Museum Store.The Friends also provide walking tour guide training classes for licensed tour guides. The month long intense class is one of two classes in the City of New Orleans and its guides are some of the best in the city. Guides volunteer their time to give two tours a day everyday from the 1850 House Museum Store (523 St. Ann Street) and each guide provides a historical, cultural and architectural view of the city.
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Be enchanted by the historic and iconic French Quarter on this guided walking tour that reveals the area’s past, superstition, and individuality. Your passionate, knowledgeable, volunteer docent will show you what life was like in the past and provide you with access to the Pontalba Apartments of 1850 House Museum.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable guide and friendly. The mile walk was pleasant and stops balanced between landmarks and cultural interest.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FieldsSquad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a great time on this tour! Not only did we get to see the sights, enjoy architectural details, and experience the rich history of the quarter, but we got insider tips on how to further enjoy the city. Our tour guide was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank fitzball2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommended everyone take this walking tour of the New Orleans French Quarter. My volunteer tour guide Simone Duhon was awesome! Simone’s love of the history of New Orleans was quite evident, as she led me on an very informative and interesting tour throughout...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Simone is a fantastic guide!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Time well spent. This was a good tour of the French Quarter. It lasted about 2 hours and included the area around Jackson Square. Since there were about 15 people, they broke us up into 2 smaller groups.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JaniceG723
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the guided tour of the French Quarter and the house. Loved to know about historical context. The guide was extremely nice and helpful. Totally worth it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank EmilyDCa
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

New Orleans is much more than Bourbon Street. Take this tour to learn about the culture, architecture and history of this city. You will learn how New Orleans was a prized port which led to many conquests and many governments. You will see how different...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Frank32722
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great tips and well thought out!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour is very fun and informative. Our tour guide, Mac Corbin, is very knowledgeable in both the history and architecture of the Garden District. We highly recommend this tour to everyone who want to learn more about the incredible architecture, culture, climate, political events,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could not have been more impressed with our tour and our guide Ann Savoy. Ann brought to life the people, culture and history of New Orleans. Never a dull “history lesson” with Ann and her interesting fun facts of this fascinating city. Highly recommended....More

Thank DenisJones
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you and Ann is great!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Linda Dean was excellent. A local woman born and raised in the city who now works in the Financial Services industry but is an enthusiastic volunteer guide. She told of the fascinating history that established what was the third biggest city in the...More

Thank Pete2665
Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Linda is a great guide, thank you for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this tour! Lots of great information, well-paced and engaging throughout. The museum is closed on a Monday so we were unable to take advantage of the free entry with tour reservation purchase, so keep that in mind if you'd like to do...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you and we hope you got time to visit the 1850 House Museum the next day.

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traveler_ae_1919
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Response from Friendsofthecabildo | Property representative |
This tour includes free entrance into the 1850 House Museum after your tour.
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traveler_ae_1919
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You do not enter any buildings although some guides do take groups in Madame John's Legacy but it does include a free ticket the 1850 House Museum
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