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The Women of New Orleans Walking Tour: Legacies of the Big Easy

From US$ 25.00
  • Learn the rich history of New Orleans’ female influencers

  • Walking tour through the French Quarter

  • Licensed local guide

The Women of New Orleans Walking Tour: Legacies of the Big Easy
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The Women of New Orleans Walking Tour: Legacies of the Big Easy
US$ 25.00

New Orleans’ colorful history is often associated with its male influencers, but women have had plenty of impact, too. On this tour, you’ll explore the hidden history of the women of New Orleans: Native Americans, Ursuline nuns, the ladies of Storyville’s red light district, authors, debutantes, and voodoo priestesses. You’ll learn the history during a stroll through the French Quarter, where the stories will come alive as you walk.

What to Expect
We will beging our WOMEN OF NEW ORLEANS TOUR in front of the famous St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square where we will first talk about the WOMEN in the CENTER of TOWN such as the BARONESS MICAELA PONTALBA, the URSULINES NUNS and of course the WOMEN of the LITERARY ARTS at LE PETIT SALON, authors and more.  

We will stroll casually through the French Quarter and talk about the QUADROON BALLS, where hopeful women would be selected by a rich Creole man and be taken away from poverty, changing hers and her childrens lives forever.  The women were known as PLACAGE or contracted mistresses.

Women of New Orleans will be discussed such as the VOODOO QUEEN, MARIE LAVEAU who helped people with yellow fever through alternative medicine and prayer.  

ELLA BRENNAN, the great restauranteur, who created the huge Brennans Restaurant empire will be part of this tour.  

An incredible fete was won by HENRIETTE DELILLE ,who created the SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY, known as the first African American Nuns.  

Along the route we will speak of the WOMEN of STORYVILLE, not necessarily the most socially accepted "ladies" but nevertheless influential in many ways at the red-light district.  

A woman by the name of MADAME DELPHINE LA LUARIE, the infamous aristocratic Creole woman was known as a slave torturer, many stories repeat regulary of her horrid reputation.

Come enjoy an evening with a local and Licensed Professional Guide as we take you on a journey into our history and incredible past here in the Big Easy!
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A Must for Visitors and New Orleanians Alike!

I took the Women of New Orleans Walking Tour led by Sarah and it's not an exaggeration to say that I've talked about it nonstop ever since. I've lived in New Orleans for almost a decade and I still learned new parts of the city's...More

Thank jessikaengland
Reviewed 19 July 2018
Fabulous Night! Bravo Chad!

One of the best tours I did in NOLA, the content was amazing - there are so many amazing women that lived in New Orleans, and cudos to these guys for bringing them to life! I had done a few tours before this one but...More

Thank Kylie H
Reviewed 27 June 2018
Wonderful Tour! Chad’s the Best!!

This was a great French Quarter tour with an emphasis on the amazing women that have shaped the area. My daughter ended up having a private tour with Chad and it was the best experience. Chad is a perfect guide... super friendly, unbelievably knowledgeable on...More

Thank Jeanne732
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile
Tours by Steven is simply the best!

Steven was amazing and this tour was a great history lesson of New Orleans! Steven made the tour fun with his energy, excitement and genuine love of this city! Steven shared details of the city that made us feel like we were part of the...More

Thank Johnharris1313
Reviewed 17 April 2018
Great Tour!

This was an amazing tour, and I learned a lot! Definitely something to check out when you are in New Orleans!!

Thank NitiC27
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