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“Great walking tour of French Quarter”

Friends of the Cabildo
Ranked #30 of 224 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!
San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Great walking tour of French Quarter”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

This is a geat way to learn the background of New Orleans and the French Quarter from super well informed guides...also learn tidbits of history not often found in guide books. Highly recommended!!

Visited January 2013
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
We couldn't agree with you more. Thanks for supporting the FOC and Louisiana State Museum.
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Albany, New York
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“Wonderful walking tour of the French Quarter”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We had a great tour given by architect/ tour guide Sandra Baptie that started at the 1850's House in Jackson Square.
We came as a family of seven and each one of us really found the various parts of the tour really unique to our individual interests. Her focus outlined the various types of vernacular architecture and urban design strategies of the French Quarter. We very much enjoyed the two hour walking tour and I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

Visited December 2012
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for the positive review. Sandra very quickly is becoming one of our best guides.
Thank you for your support of the FOC and Louisiana State Museum.
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Moorestown, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
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3 attraction reviews
“Wonderful French Quarter Walking Tour”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Two hours spent walking with Miss Lisa was so much fun and very informative. She was full of information about the history and architecture, and really made it come alive. I felt like she was sharing a very special place with us as she told about traditions, places and events. Not to be missed if you want to get the background and enjoy a stroll!

Visited January 2013
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Glad you enjoyed Lisa, one of our best. Thanks for supporting the Friends of the Cabildo and the Louisiana State Museum.
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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“French Quarter Walking Tour by Friends of the Cabildo”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

The two hour walking tour guided by a volunteer of this non profit organization was a lot of fun, mixing historical facts, anedcdotes and stories from personal experience. It was great to have a guide who was a native of New Orleans and who could talk to us not only about the history of the city and the architecture but also what it was like to grow up in New Orleans. Included in the walking tour is also admission to a small museum in the Pontalba appartments which showed us what it as like living there in the 19th century. All in all a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience.

Visited January 2013
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for supporting the FOC and the Louisiana State Museum. Excited you enjoyed your tour!
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Escondido, California
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“Fabulous walking tour of the French Quarter”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We toured the French Quarter with Vera on 12/19/12 through the Friends of the Cabildo. There were only 7 in our group. She was knowledgable, informative, and had great stories of the area and the history. Vera was a native and obviously very passionate about her city and about being a guide. She was easy to talk to, answered every question and made a personal connection with everyone in the group. Her tour was extremely enjoyable because it was a combination of history of Louisiana and the French Quarter as well as current events. It was a great value for $15.00 and we would highly recommend this tour.

Visited December 2012
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Friendsofthecabildo, Manager at Friends of the Cabildo, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for supporting the FOC and the Louisiana State Museum. Glad you enjoyed your tour!
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