New Orleans Self-Guided Audio Tour: Creole Garden District
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New Orleans

Experience the rich history of the Creole Garden District at Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans with our outstanding self-guided audio trip. Launching from Ashton’s Bed and Breakfast, formerly an antebellum plantation, situated at the center of Faubourg St. John, you will roam through the city’s picturesque central promenade of the Creole Garden District. Get lost in compelling tales of a community built by French Creoles as a defense against the growing American influence post the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The tour is ready when you are ready to wander. Through your smartphone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, the audio commentary springs into action right when you are at the exact location. Alternatively, you can download the tour for offline use. If you can spare around an hour and are eager to divulge into the verdant and historic offerings of this New Orleans district – this tour is made for you!

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
What's Included
  • Use VoiceMap Application for the tour
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Lifetime access to ‘Esplanade Ridge: The Creole Garden District’ tour
What's Not Included
  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/drinks
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Itinerary
  • Museum of the Free People of Color - The Museum of the Free People of Color preserves the three hundred-year history and culture of free people of color in New Orleans. The museum explores their history beginning in 1708. The front gallery chronicles the first 100 years, including the period under Spanish rule, 1763 to 1800, when slaves were sometimes allowed to purchase their freedom. One of the most moving exhibits includes a floor-to-ceiling petition to President Abraham Lincoln, dated Jan. 5, 1864, from 1,000 free men of color who were New Orleans property owners.
Location
2023 Esplanade Ave
Esplanade Avenue
Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.
Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

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Zach
Jul 21, 2019
Great walk under the oaks! - This tour is just perfect for walkers, cyclists or even motorists. The stops are beautiful and engaging. I especially loved hearing about the Free People of Color in New Orleans as well as the less well known tales of the Luling Mansion.
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Brian
Jul 20, 2019
A neighborhood to enjoy over and over again - GREAT tour of a beautiful and historic NO. neighborhood The narrator is a native and folds in personal references that authenticate the tour--unlike many other tour guides. I also like that I can stop it and dwell on the beauty of an old home or historic site before moving on just by operating my phone...certainly better than following a person in a group pf 10-12 when much is missed. Cannot beat it for 5 bucks, and you'll go away appreciating the city much more.
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Becktrin
Jul 20, 2019
Esplanade Ridge - We are locals and this is one of our favorite spots in the city - but to really dive in and intently walk the streets of the Esplanade Ridge was absolutely incredible! We learned so very much and at our own pace could really digest the intricacies and fascinating history of the area. We loved the small details, folklore and stories that really brought the area alive for us. You could imagine the residents in each house sipping a cognac and telling tales in the parlor ! We celebrated at the incomparable Cafe Degas and we simply cannot recall a more pleasant Saturday afternoon! The rich history is brought to life in a way that few other venues can offer. This is a must do!!!
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Heather
Jul 20, 2019
Beautiful tour in a beautiful neighborhood - This tour is so much better than any commercial tour you could take with a bunch of other people. Go at your own pace, listen again if you like, explore a beautiful area of the city. This tour is packed with well-researched history and culture that is a steal for the price. I took this tour after enjoying Walking the Treme by the same author.
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Adrienne
Jul 20, 2019
fraud - this lady ripped me off. her "maid" said she was out of town. what do you expect from rich people? dont do this supposed tour...and she doesn't want to give you a refund. I wonder who else shes done this to.
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