Musical History Tour in New Orleans

6 Ratings


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Take a historical journey through the music scene in 20th-century New Orleans. Tour the French Quarter and Armstrong Park, visiting landmarks from New Orleans' rich musical past.
Duration:  1hr 30mins - 2hrs
Cancellation:  1hrs
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  • Explore iconic locations and learn about the biggest personalities from the age of modern music in New Orleans, spanning from the Roaring ‘20s to the present
  • Visit the sites where NOLA’s music scene emerged, including Congo Square, where slaves would gather and dance to the bamboula; Armstrong Park, named for New Orleans’ most famous son, Louis Armstrong; J & M Recording Studio, the first Rock ‘n’ Roll recording studio in the world; and several locations featured in the 1958 Elvis Presley movie, King Creole
  • Stroll up and down Bourbon Street, where Al Hirt, Louis Prima and Pete Fountain once had clubs—you’ll hear music from today’s music scene and learn the famous street’s origin story

What's Included

  • Guided walking tour

Additional Information

French Quarter sidewalks can be uneven; comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended. New Orleans is prone to sudden thunderstorms, therefore you may want to pack a poncho or small umbrella. Bringing bottled water is also encouraged.


Please no audio or video recording of the tour. Still photography is permitted.

Cancellation policy

This tour runs rain or shine. No refund for cancellations, but you can reschedule for a later date or comparable tour.

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Feb 1, 2018
Great tour if you now some history beforehand. This is a tour for people 40 years or order.
Aug 13, 2017
Our guide did a great job. He shared a lot of good, detailed information.
May 16, 2017
Informative and learned more about NOLA than just music


Meeting location:  421 Chartres St


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