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New Orleans Best Walking Tours Of The French Quarter And Garden District

St Louis Cathedral during a cloudy day in Jackson Square of New Orleans

Small Group And Private Walking Tours Of The French Quarter And Garden District

New Orleans is a unique town, so should your tour experience. New Orleans ‘ best walking tours offer small groups with expert local guides. You will want to void large groups and a random guide. Make sure your tour is with local experts in a more personal environment.

We’re Open After Hurricane Ida!

New Orleans is opening up after the devastation of Hurricane Ida. Support New Orleans by visiting safely, enjoy live music and good food, then walk off that food with a walking tour of the history of this great city. 

New Orleans City COVID Mandates

As of August 16, 2021 due to spikes in COVID cases here in New Orleans, the Mayor and health officials put in the following mandates.

  • Indoor masking
  • Proof of COVID vaccine or negative test within 72 hours for indoor bars, restaurants, and indoor events.
  • Mask and proof of COVID vaccine or negative test for outdoor events over 500 people.
  • This includes the Super Dome.

For more information and exact details, please click on the link below to go to Orleans Parish Health website.

We take your safety seriously, we follow the scientists and experts. Both Jane and Jeffrey are vaccinated and will respect social distancing while on tour.

 

Local Experts 

Historian Jane leading a best walking tour of New Orleans

About Us

Jeffrey and Jane are well known and respected historians and true local experts with a deep passion for the people and culture of New Orleans. Jane has deep family ties to the city that goes back over two centuries. Jeffrey is a long-time resident and Katrina first responder.
Jeffrey and Jane have published books on the history of New Orleans. Both Jeffrey and Jane have been speakers at historical societies, museums, and universities.
Jane will be a panelist at the 2022 American Historial Association, where she will be giving her talk on sustainable tourism in New Orleans cemeteries.
Jeffrey and Jane have given tours to researchers, NYT best-selling authors, and celebrities.

Strange True Tour

Best Selling Walking Tour

The first NSFW walking tour of the French Quarter. This original tour will take you into the more sordid parts of New Orleans’s history. You will hear stories of madams and sex workers, vice and true crime, burlesque, voodoo, and more. This is a 2-hour walking tour of the French Quarter. Due to the adult subject matter, this tour is PG13.

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Gen Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square of the French Quarter of New Orleans

The Garden District Tour

Beat The Heat Tour

You will explore this beautiful historic neighborhood under the canopies of Live Oaks and Magnolias. Your tour will go beyond the architecture to the people and events behind the Greek mansions and colorful Victorian townhomes. 

Beautiful mansion on the Garden District walking tour
Cornstalk fence Col Short's Villa

Women's History Tour

In this 2-hour walking tour of the French Quarter you will learn about the badass women who did so much to make New Orleans what it is today. 

Oswald/JFK Conspiracy Tour

Learn about Lee Harvey Oswald and the New Orleans connections to the JFK assassination. This 2-hour walking tour follows in the footsteps of Oswald in the summer of 1963.

Group or Private Tours

Have a group, family reunion, or special event to plan? Want a more personal tour experience? You need a group or private tour.

Other Available Tours

Check out our other tours available on a private basis.

Why Go Strange?

Smaller Groups

Smaller group sizes means a more enjoyable and personal tour experience. You are not just another face in the crowd, but a part of the experience. Take one of New Orleans best walking tours. 

Local Experts

You can be confident that your guide is a true local expert. Both Jane and Jeffrey are respected published historians.

Original Tours

All of our tours are personally researched and written by Jeffrey and Jane. This means no scripts and each tour is a unique experience. 

St Louis Cathedral during a cloudy day in Jackson Square of New Orleans
French flag in Jackson Square with St Louis Cathedral in the background

FAQ

What is your rain policy?

We will tour in light rain, if we are expecting lightning then we will reschedule for safety purposes

Can I bring my dog on tour?

We are dog friendly as long as the dog is friendly. Please bring bags to dispose of any waste. 

How much walking is there?

All of our tours are leisurely paced and limited in distance. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

What do I need to bring on tour?

We highly recommend bringing water and umbrellas during the summer months. We also recommend closed-toe shoes that are comfortable for walking.

Historical tours led by local experts with a passion for New Orleans culture

New Orleans has a culture like nowhere else. Music is everywhere, from buskers on the streets to jazz and blues in clubs. Stately mansions share the block with humble cottages. New Orleans also boasts of a food culture like no other. Take a tour with us to experience New Orleans as a local with a local. 

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Our Books

“The Axe Woman Of Bourbon Street”

Historian Jane has her first book available on Amazon. The short read takes you back to 1949 Bourbon St. Two women make history that changes New Orleans forever.

Read the review in “Ambush Magazine” here.

Lee Harvey Oswald Guidebook

Go down the rabbit hole in this first-of-a-kind guidebook to Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was a New Orleans native and spent the summer of 1963 here in the Big Easy. 

 

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Available in both ebook and paperback!

Buy Your Copy Here

Available in both ebook and paperback!