Tour of Tremé Neighborhood in New Orleans

130 Ratings


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Come explore the iconic Tremé neighborhood, known as the cultural heartbeat of New Orleans. Revel in New Orleans' Creole and Black history with its roots in Congo square and Storyville, and learn about the birthplace of Jazz greats such as Alphonse Picou and Trombone Shorty.
Duration:  2hrs
Cancellation:  24.0hrs
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  • Tour one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the United States originally settled by Free People of Color; often referred to as Creoles, whose unique experience helped shape the civil rights movement
  • Learn about the classic architecture, music history, and Mardi Gras Indian history as you stroll along Rampart Street and Congo Square at Armstrong Park
  • Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Slave to discuss the history of slavery in New Orleans before venturing off the beaten path to see film locations from the HBO Tremé series.

What's Included

  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Knowledgable guide

Additional Information

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early
  • The tour spans about one mile and is taken at a leisurely pace

Cancellation policy

Tours run rain or shine. Should you anticipate inclement weather please bring along a poncho or umbrella. Tour guides will do their best to keep you under balconies and galleries for the storytelling. Cancellations with under 24 hours notice are not eligible for a refund.

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Jun 29, 2021
The tour itself was enlightening and I believe historically accurate as it relates to the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. Makayla (sp?) is clearly a well-researched and knowledgeable tour guide who is passionate about the city and this tour in particular. However, even on what is supposed to be an educational tour, I found political statements detracting from the experience. The least bothersome regarded the city's plan to move city hall into what is now Armstrong Park -- while it seems a bad idea on its face, I am not a resident of the city nor, I expect, were a number of the others on the tour. A better way to approach it would have been simply to explain why there were so many protest signs along the tour route without trying to sway opinion. Some may approve of the idea -- although I am not among them, they should be able to take the tour without their beliefs being questioned. The guide's promotion of the controversial 1619 Project and her statement that it should be required in school are deeply troubling. Historians and journalists alike have found numerous flaws in it, including a strong belief that the statements indicating the basis of the United States' founding was a means to maintain slavery are completely out of line. I agree that history has overlooked the role of black achievement, and of black suffering at the hands of whites. Those and other well-researched and verifiable points in history *should* be part of our schools' curricula. I do not believe the NY Times project meets that standard, and promoting it in that way was not welcome -- and that's from a lifelong journalist.
Jun 23, 2021
One of the best excursions on our trip. Would definitely recommend. Our guide Meliqua was absolutely FANTASTIC.
May 19, 2021
The tour itself was great. The rest stop was poorly organized. I didn’t get a chance to order anything. Perhaps give the venue notice that you’ll be bringing a group of X size by on Y date so that they can have more staff to better accommodate the traffic.


Meeting location:  718 N Rampart St


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