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“Fun and Informative”

Friends of the Cabildo
Ranked #34 of 214 Tours in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Friends of the Cabildo 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). Friends of the Cabildo is a private non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation 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 that they learned in the class, but also creates a story of New Orleans that he or she has experienced. Tours leave from the 1850 House Museum Store on Historic Jackson Square at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. everyday. Note: The tail of Andrew Jackson's Horse in Jackson Square points straight at the store!
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun and Informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

There are lots of ways to tour the French Quarter. We bet on the Friends of the Cabildo tour because we wanted a fun, accurate story of the area. Our guide was fairly new and she was also impressively knowledgeable and articulate. It was a good mix of information about the history of Louisiana, the French Quarter itself, and some of the colorful personalities that have shaped New Orleans. The walking was not very taxing--there were some elderly member of our group who were keeping up more or less fine. And afterward we got to see the 1850 House, which provided a nice insight into life in 19th century New Orleans. Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a tour of the area.

Visited November 2012
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
We are glad you enjoyed the tour and the 1850 House Museum. Thank you for your support.
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English first
Peyton, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Walking Tour of the French Quarter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

We enjoyed the information shared by our tour guide, C. Kagan. I would definitely recommend taking this tour. You will learn so many interesting things about the French Quarter.

The small fee was definitely worth every penny.

Visited November 2012
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Candy is one of the best, glad you enjoyed and thank you for your support!
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New York, New York, United States
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30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

It so great and wonderful. I had so much fun. I would definitely recommend it. The surroundings and grounds were enchating. The culture was just so great, it made me felt like I was somewhere else other than the United States.

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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Glad you enjoyed and thank you for supporting the FOC and Louisiana State Museum!
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Bound Brook, Nj
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Friends of the Cabildo French Quarter Walking tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

The Friends of the Cabildo French Quarter Walking tour was GREAT! It started at the 1850 House on Jackson Square, we took the 10:00 am tour, our tour guide Ginger was fabulous, she was very knowledgeable and friendly. We picked this tour for a few reason, no reservations were needed, the $15 fee went to help the Cabildo Museum, and it had good reviews, that were well deserved. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.

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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the tour and we are glad you enjoyed it!
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krakow
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“history, architecture and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

In NO for business but able to get away to do the walking tour offered by the friends of the Cabildo, guide R Crawford. He was amazingly knowledgable about many aspects of NO and the French Quarter, from political and cultural history to scheme for controlling the Formosan termite.

Visited October 2012
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour.
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