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Musical History Tour in New Orleans

  • 5 Ratings

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.

Region: New Orleans
Duration: 1 hr 30 min - 2 hr
Cancellation: 1 hour in advance.

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

What's Included

  • Guided walking tour

Additional Information

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

  • 5 Ratings

  • Susan

Our guide did a great job. He shared a lot of good, detailed information.

August 13, 2017

  • Kerri

Informative and learned more about NOLA than just music

May 16, 2017
421 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA