- 6 Ratings
Musical History Tour in New Orleans
Take a historical journey through the music scene in 20th-century New Orleans. Tour through the French Quarter and Armstrong Park, visiting landmarks from New Orleans rich musical past.
What You Will Do
- Explore iconic locations and learn about the biggest personalities from the age of modern music in New Orleans, spanning from the Roaring '20s to the present
- Visit sites where NOLS'a music scene emerged, including Congo Square, where slaves would gather and dance the bamboula; Armstrong Park, named for New Orleans' most famous son, Louis Armstrong; J & M Recording Studio, the first Rock 'n' Roll recording studio in the world; and several locations featured in the 1958 Elvis Presley movie King Creole
- Stroll up and down Bourbon Street, where Al Hirt, Louis Prima and Pete Fountain once had clubs—you'll hear music from today's music scene and learn the famous street's origin story
- Guided walking tour
Please no audio or video recording of the tour. Still photography is permitted.
French Quarter sidewalks can be uneven; comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended. New Orleans is prone to sudden thunderstorms, therefore you may want to pack a poncho or small umbrella. Bringing bottled water is also encouraged.
This tour runs rain or shine. No refund for cancelations, but you can reschedule for a later date or comparable tour.
- 6 Ratings
Our guide did a great job. He shared a lot of good, detailed information.
Informative and learned more about NOLA than just music