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Friends of the Cabildo

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“french quarter”(136 reviews)
“two hours”(23 reviews)
Friends of the Cabildo (FOC) 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). The FOC is a private non-profit founded in New Orleans in 1956. The FOC is a support...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
523 St. Ann Street, on Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3318
French Quarter
+1 504-524-9118
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All reviews walking tour french quarter two hours our tour guide great tour irish channel hour tour small group louisiana state museum unique city would highly recommend this tour answered all of our questions louisiana purchase jackson square come alive historical facts great introduction
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This tour is a great way to learn about the French Quarter and the history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Our guide, Ginger, was enthusiastic, entertaining and well-informed and although the tour focused on history she gave a lot of insights into life in the...More

Thank BanoffiePie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the walking tour on a Saturday at 10:30. My understanding is that each volunteer guide designs their own tour, so each has it's own flavor and route. We had Ryan, who deserves an Oscar for best volunteer walking tour guide. The tour was...More

Thank ChrisGifford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guides are volunteers. Ours was Roger, a New Orleans native and retired school teacher. He provided nice visual aids to go with the tour. It was crazy hot and humid and Roger made sure to try to keep us in the shade where possible....More

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 1 week ago

A serious tour, vastly superior to the commercial alternatives. Donna was our guide & gave us a good insight into New Orleans' history & architecture. In our view, a must do. Dress for the weather & a walk. Take water. Thank you Donna.

Thank johnwright537
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to get the lay of the land in the French Quarter! We had an knowledgeable and professional guide who really knew her history. Dionne is a native and relayed her passion for her City. It was a two-hour walk that felt...More

Thank SunnyFlorida2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the French quarter with our tour guide, Roger. He made New Orleans history come alive with his many visuals and stories of the people and circumstances that came together to create New Orleans. He pointed out interesting architectural features--and...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a terrific two-hour walking tour of the French Quarter. Our guide, Roger, was quite knowledgeable and very personable. We learned a great deal about the history of New Orleans.

Thank Connecticut_Mom_7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was a great introduction to the French Quarter and the history of New Orleans in general. Our tour guide Kelly was so passionate about the city’s unique culture—highly recommend!

Thank KatieDavid_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent tour. Colleen, having grown up in the Irish Channel, was very familiar with the area. She was able to intertwine historical places with personal experiences. It was a very hot day, but Colleen consciously tried to keep us in the shade...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a very nice and interesting walking tour through the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Our guide Roger made the tour a great experience for the whole family.

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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2 March 2015|
Response from Friendsofthecabildo | Property representative |
This tour includes free entrance into the 1850 House Museum after your tour.
2 March 2015|
Response from Friendsofthecabildo | Property representative |
You do not enter any buildings although some guides do take groups in Madame John's Legacy but it does include a free ticket the 1850 House Museum