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Tours by Judy

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New Orleans, LA, USA
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About Tours by Judy
Recommended by #TheNewYorkTimes, a tour with ToursByJudy is more than a tour, it's an Experience; A Ba 'joie de'vivre Experience. Judy Geddes Bajoie is a descendant of George Geddes, one of the members of the Comite' des Citoyens of the famed civil rights case, Plessy v Ferguson, 1892. Judy, a native New Orleanian and former history teacher offers 12 historical private walking tours, but, not at private prices. The French Quarter Tour, The Garden District/ Lafayette Cemetery Tour, The Original Free People of Color Tour, Plessy v Ferguson Tour, Jazz Tour, and Literary Tour are just a few. Many more can be viewed at ToursByJudy.com Call today to book a tour and enjoy the unique history of La Nouvelle Orleans.
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6 reviews
Visit the neighborhood known as the Garden District where the Americans settled after the Louisiana Purchase.
See the variety of architectural styles such as, Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, while visiting the place where Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, spent his last hours. Cast your eyes upon the home of our latest great contributor to the New Orleans' landscape, Sandra Bullock.
The tour includes a visit to Lafayette Cemetery, which holds the remains of John Howard Ferguson, judge in the famed civil rights case, Plessy v. Ferguson. Judy's great-great grandfather, George Geddes, was a member of Comité des Citoyen, of the Plessy v. Ferguson case.
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$35.00 per adult
7 reviews
Experience New Orleans through the eyes of a local during a walking tour of must-see French Quarter sights. Ideal for first-time visitors looking to an introduction to the Big Easy, this tour is packed with fun facts and history that you might miss on your own. Even if you're a local, this tour promises to reveal things that you never knew about New Orleans.
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$35.00 per adult
Free People of Color Tour
3 reviews
Take the Free People of Color Tour with a New Orleans native who is a direct descendant of a free person of color, #GeorgeDGeddes, (1845-1916), Pioneer Undertaker of the South and a member of the Comite' des Citoyens of the famed, #PlessyvFerguson civil rights case.Free People of Color ( gens de couler libres) were a part of the city of New Orleans from its inception.  The Free People of Color Tour will highlight a distinguished group of people whose contributions in such areas as architecture, business, literature, industry, is very much a story to itself. The tour will trace the steps of these people whose contributions help shape New Orleans into the city it has become. People such as Norbert Rillieux, Edmund Dede, Henriette Delille, George Geddes, Dr.Louis Charles Roudanez, are among so many others who will be introduced on this Creole Experience.
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$40.00 per adult
New Orleans Jazz Tour
This tour is without parallel from the outset; simply because Judy, your guide, is a descendant of the Geddes family,  who is mentioned in, Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans (Louis Armstrong) and whose family  buried Buddy Bolden ( King of Jazz). These Two Phenomenal Jazz musicians were closely connected  to the Geddes Family, Pioneer UndertakingFamily of the South (1876- present). Hear about it on the tour.
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An introduction to the history of the French Quarter( the original city) leads into a thorough history of the only true American artform,  Jas, Jass, Jazz.  Stops at  two Jazz venues, enjoying fantastic  jazz and sipping on some of New Orleans famous cocktails will  the tour take. An evening tour not to be missed. New Orleans at night is a Delight! 
2.5 hours
50 dollars 
Tour begins at  Jackson Square and concludes at Jackson Square
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$50.00 per adult
Plessy V. Ferguson Case Tour in New Orleans
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Plessy v. Ferguson is one of the most iconic law cases in the United States, and it happened right in New Orleans. Discover the history behind the suit that established the “separate but equal law” and how it set the stage for the nationwide Civil Rights Movement, plus how it affected everyday people in New Orleans.
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$50.00 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Judy was amazing she stuck around for awhile after our tour and chatted with us about everything. She really made our tour special. Anything you ever wanted to know about New Orleans she is the one to ask!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BettyT3
toursbyjudy, Owner at Tours by Judy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your review is so very much appreciated.. A Treat meeting all of you. Thank- you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Judy was a phenomenal tour guide. It was informative, entertaining and intimate. So many of the tours are commercialized. This one didn’t feel that way. We really enjoyed our tour and would do it again!

Date of experience: April 2019
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toursbyjudy, Owner at Tours by Judy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

"Phenomenal tour guide" such a nice remark. Thank you again for taking a tour with ToursByJudy. Judy

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Judy really knows her history! She was very informative and considerate of other tourists by not telling stories in front of burial sites. Thanks Judy!

Date of experience: April 2019
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toursbyjudy, Owner at Tours by Judy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Such a considerate review. It was a joy having you on the tour. Thank- you, Judy

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Judy was phenomenal! She gave us a tour of St. Louis 1 and shared the colonization of New Orleans, Plessy vs. Ferguson, and Civil Rights. She was fast paced, fun, and provided a comfortable 2 hour in the heat. By the end she felt like...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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toursbyjudy, Owner at Tours by Judy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Four, Fun, Fabulous, Friends! Thank you all for taking the Cemetery Tour. It was delightful meeting all of you. Thank- you, Judy

Reviewed March 30, 2019

Judy gave my husband an amazing individual tour of the French Quarter. She is a former history teacher and obviously loves New Orleans and the French Quarter.. We met her at Jefferson Square and she began leading us through the history of the area -...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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toursbyjudy, Owner at Tours by Judy, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2019

It was a pleasure having you and your husband on the French Quarter Tour. I'm so pleased that you took the time to write about your enjoyable experience. Come back and come back often. Actually, it was Jackson Square. Thank you again, Judy

Reviewed March 29, 2019

Judy was not only incredibly knowledgable on all subjects New Orleans, but also enthusiastic in her explanations! My family and I went on both the French Quarter Tour and the Garden District Tour. Both were jam-packed with historical information which was great for a family...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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toursbyjudy, Owner at Tours by Judy, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

It was Wonderful meeting and having you all on the French Quarter and Garden District Tours. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice TripAdvisor Review. A Treat! Judy

Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on our Garden District tour with Judy. She is a wealth of information and detailed local knowledge. She goes beyond just “this is so-and-so’s” house to talk about architecture, a house’s tie to historic families and those families’ contributions to...More

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toursbyjudy, Owner at Tours by Judy, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2019

Thank you for the very complimentary review. It was a Joy having you all on the tour. Come back and come back often! Judy

Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

Went on the cemetery tour with Ms. Judy and I feel really blessed to have had her as a tour guide. I learned so much and her energy is really beautiful. Favorite part of the trip :)

Date of experience: March 2019
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toursbyjudy, Owner at Tours by Judy, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2019

It was nice having the two of you on the tour. "Favorite part of the trip", how kind of you to say. I'm very grateful and so glad you enjoyed the tour. Thank- you, Judy

Reviewed March 20, 2019

We flew in for Mardi Gras and as a part of the week, my friend booked us on the St. Louis #1 Cemetery Tour with, Tours by Judy. It was an excellent way to spend the morning. Judy was knowledgeable about the tour topic and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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toursbyjudy, Owner at Tours by Judy, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

I hope you enjoyed your Mardi Gras. It was so thoughtful of you to take the time to write a review that is much appreciated. Thank- you, Judy

Reviewed March 15, 2019

I was extremely pleased with this tour. Judy shares a wealth of information that helps you understand NOLA very well. Her humor makes it even better and more memorable. You won't be disappointed if you take her tour. I am a native New Orleanian, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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toursbyjudy, Owner at Tours by Judy, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

Thank you for the nice remarks. Your review is much appreciated. I'm very pleased you had a good experience. Judy

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The cost was $25 per person with Judy and well worth it. But walking from the meeting place to the graveyard just about did me in. The walk around the graveyard was easy and slow so I was able to rest some. But getting back... More
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If I recall the tour was around $15, and we just met at a local shop.
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