New Orleans Jazz History: Private Birthplace Tour
4 Ratings
New Orleans
Discover the birthplace of jazz on a private tour of New Orleans. Explore iconic music venues, learn about the city's musical history, and uncover hidden gems with a local guide.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Congo Square - Stand in the place where the real roots of jazz lie as you visit Louis Armstrong Park near the famous Congo Square
What's Included
  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Additional Information

Tunes and melodies pervade every corner of New Orleans, emanating from the street musicians on sidewalks, statues in parks, and the unparalleled bands in the city’s finest venues. As the cradle of Jazz, the music scene in New Orleans is vibrantly thriving!

Tag along with a local on this odyssey of New Orleans’ jazz history, taking you from the storied turf known as Jazz’s Ground Zero to the modern clubs of today. In a city brimming with music venues, a knowledgeable local guide will help steer you away from the clichéd tourist spots, directing you instead to the hidden, authentic jewels.

Begin your journey where it all started, at the Congo Square area, now part of Louis Armstrong Park, where enslaved people and free people of color would mingle their musical styles on their rest days. Delve further into the influences as you learn about Creole culture at the Voodoo Queen’s residence.

Best Western Plus French Quarter Courtyard Hotel
North Rampart Street
Cancellation Policy

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

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Apr 20, 2024
Learn about the birthplace of jazz!! - Holley has amazing knowledge of the city, which she enthusiastically shares. Her love of music truly comes thru. Not only was the tour fabulous, we got many great tips of where to go for the best music and the best food. We highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to learn more about jazz and the city.
Review provided by Viator
Aug 13, 2023
Entertaining and informative tour by a resident Musician - Incredible. Holley, our guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. I’ve been to NOLA before but learned so much about the history of Jazz and the city in general on this tour. (And if you’re really fortunate perhaps Holley will sing you a couple of her own tunes. She’s extremely talented) It’s an easy 2 to 2.5hr walk. We tour the sites close to Armstrong Park. I am happy to recommend this tour if you are interested in the history of Jazz Music
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Feb 10, 2022
Love a Tour by a Teacher - Hollie was so knowledgeable about the history of the city's music. Anyone can swing by the Jazz Museum for the basics, but she took us into hidden gems (hotels, laundromats, etc.) that all had key pieces of jazz history (we got to touch an actual Louis Armstrong horn!). It was a fabulous and informative tour.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 9, 2021
An essential - The tour was fantastic. An absolute essential if you come to New Orleans to learn about its rich music history. The tour guide we had (Hollie) was very experienced both in knowledge of the history but also was skilled in her art of singing. This tour was fantastic and would recommend.
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up to 8 guests
July 2024