New Orleans Music Tour: Explore Legendary Musical Landmarks
30 Ratings
New Orleans
Immerse yourself in the vibrant music history of New Orleans. From Preservation Hall to Storyville, explore legendary musical landmarks and experience the birthplace of jazz.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Local guide
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information

Embark on a journey through the most musically rich city on earth, beginning at the iconic Preservation Hall. Discover the location of the former French Opera House and wander through the Tango Belt and May Bailey’s until you reach the district of Treme. Continue the exploration from Tango Belt to the Musicians Tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #1 - a gift from the prolific Barbarin Family, offering free interment to musicians. After visiting the cemetery, explore the remnants of Storyville, home to Frank Early’s Saloon, the birthplace of the song “Pretty Baby.” This district, known as the turn-of-the-century red light district, hosted music legends like King Oliver, Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet and others during jazz’s infancy. Following Storyville, proceed to Louis Armstrong Park, home to Congo Square - the only location in North America where authentic West African religious ceremonies and musical rituals were performed.

806 N Rampart St
North Rampart Street
Mister Gregory's
Cancellation Policy

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

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Feb 25, 2024
Amazing afternoon! - Dave was a very experienced and passionate host. We enjoyed what turned out to be a private tour for the two of us. Our eyes were opened to the history and culture of New Orleans through it's music from Roots to present day. Politics, religion and even architecture were woven into the fabric of the story. Great job Dave! It was so nice to meet and talk with you!
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Jan 3, 2024
Entertaining tour! - Our tour guide was so lively & informative! It was cold & rainy but still had a great time. Learned not only about music but history of the area as well.
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May 3, 2023
Our tour guide David was... - Our tour guide David was one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever met when it comes to music history. If you want to really learn the origins of jazz and truly how music connects to everything culturally & historically in New Orleans, this tour is a must.
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Feb 19, 2023
Thanks to David, a... - Thanks to David, a fantastic guide! Fun, artistic, engaging and catering to our needs as a very diverse group.
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Nov 15, 2022
Music tour with David - We had a great tour with David. His passion for New Orleans and music was worth the price of admission alone. We really enjoyed leaning about what makes this city so unique.
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Oct 5, 2022
David the host of the... - David the host of the tour was so knowledgeable and quite the storyteller. Thoroughly enjoyed. Would highly recommend
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May 9, 2022
Pentatonic - We were extreme please with the knowledge of our guide (pictures). Extremely informative. Provided music and cultural history. We always take at least 1 Viator tour when visiting New Orleans.
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Feb 1, 2022
Great experience! - We learned a lot about New Orleans history and the history of Treme and Congo Square that we would missed if not for this tour. Excellent guide!
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Feb 25, 2024
Great time but description is wrong - It was definitely an amazing experience and our guide, David was so enthusiastic, energetic, and knowledgeable. Our only disappointment was that the tour was not as described with the many stopping points. We stayed in Louis Armstrong park the entire time. The two hours did feel like ten minutes and we are still very happy we did the tour. I just wish they would update the listing.
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Jul 25, 2021
Whats the beat? - I love to hear the background history of the music and city. I thought I would hear music live music during the tour.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024