French Quarter Walking Tour: Architecture, Folklore, Museum Access
576 Ratings
New Orleans
Discover the history, architecture, and folklore of the French Quarter on this engaging walking tour. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana State Museum. Includes access to the 1850 House Museum.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 1850 House Museum and Store - Ticket includes admission to the museum
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
Additional Information

This stroll through the French Quarter is led by certified city tour leaders, focusing on the history, architecture, and local folklore that make this city enthralling. Proceeds from the tour and the store go to Friends of the Cabildo, a non-profit volunteer organization that supports the Louisiana State Museum. Your tour ticket also grants you entrance to the 1850 House Museum, located above the store, displaying life as it was in a standard Pontalba Apartment during the 1850s. Restroom facilities are also made available for guests of the walking tour.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
1850 House Museum & Gift Shop
Saint Ann Street
The tail of Andrew Jackson's Horse (Statue in Jackson Square) points straight at the store. All tour guests receive a free ticket to the 1850 House Museum
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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May 26, 2024
Highly recommend this tour!! - Our guide Rhiannon was super knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much as she explained the history of the French Quarter, its architecture and culture, with enthusiasm.
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May 23, 2024
Walk, learn and experience the French quarter - Jim, our guide, brought in a historical perspective as we walked through the French Quarter. This amplified the experience and provided for a deeper understanding of what we were seeing. He encouraged questions and answered all of them with many interesting details. The walk was at a comfortable pace, good for our steps and stimulating for the minds, an experience to repeat!
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May 23, 2024
French Quarter Walking Tour - Our guide Jim was amazing. Very knowledgeable and informative. Would highly recommend. He answered many questions as well that everyone had
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May 23, 2024
Fantastic learning experience! - The guide did a great job in presenting everything you would want to know about the rich and unique history of New Orleans.
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May 22, 2024
You will enjoy this tour and it is for a good cause! - Excellent job done by Stormy providing interesting historical stories and info on buildings and architecture. Really enriched my understanding of the French Quarter.
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May 20, 2024
A wonderful introduction to the city of New Orleans! - We so enjoyed our tour of the French quarter! Our tour guide, Cheryl, was passionate about New Orleans history, was very knowledgeable and provided us with a fascinating walk through this historic heart of the city.
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May 19, 2024
Great Tour! - Great tour! Kate was especially friendly and generous with her time. She is knowledgable about the history of the French Quarter.
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May 18, 2024
Excellent insight into the French Quarter - We met Jay the volunteer guide on the museum courtyard and had a great chat before the tour, the tour although we didn’t notice it at the time covered a good part of the French quarter, and from knowing very little at the start we came away with a lot of knowledge tips and memories. Jay was relaxed walked us on the shade as much as possible which was a good thing and talked rather than ‘preached’ a tour. Extremely well worth it and very beneficial
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May 12, 2024
A relaxed stroll - A very relaxed and informative stroll around the French Quarter- a great introduction to New Orleans. John , our guide, was very helpful and pointed us to sights that were tucked away behind the main sites.
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May 12, 2024
Left us wishing for more. - When we arrived we were asked to wait in a courtyard with other tour guests. After a few minutes the guide realized that there were too many people and a second guide was not going to arrive. Unfortunately the guide we did have, John, spoke relatively quietly and didn’t have a clear talk track. He told the group that he’s only lived in NOLA for 2 years and was still learning. Right off the bat, he misspoke about the story of the 1850s house which had a sign on the wall 10 steps from him. With all the logistical issues and lack of engaging content our party chose to step away an hour into the tour.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 6 guests
1 Adult
July 2024