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Our favorite history and heritage tours in NOLA

Catholic Tours of the Crescent City

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201 St. Charles Ave. , New Orleans, LA 70170

“Catholic Tours of the Crescent City invites you to visit some of the most authentic, cultural places in New Orleans, its sacred places. We will visit churches, some of which were built in the 1800s by various nationalities who have immigrated to New Orleans, and explore the many different religious orders that helped shape and still influence the culture of this great city.”

Civil War Tours of New Orleans

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437 Royal Street New Orleans, LA

“Guests will learn about the people and places that impacted the largest city in the South during the Civil War. There are still many reminders of the Civil War in and around New Orleans, and only Civil War Tours of New Orleans will take you to these locations and tell their stories.Come and experience the only tour in New Orleans and Louisiana to tell the story of the Civil War, lead by a true historian of Louisiana Civil War history.” 

Flambeaux Bicycle Tours

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626 N. Rampart St. , New Orleans, LA 70112

“We offer a VIP experience to our guest that you can’t find anywhere else in New Orleans. Our small group bike tours (no more than 10) and small group walking tours (no more than 12) are crafted from years of experience. We have spent countless hours on the streets of New Orleans revealing to visitors what makes New Orleans so magical.”

French Quartour Kids

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Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

“Welcome to French Quartour Kids where we invite kids back in time! On our kid-friendly tours of New Orleans, we explore the nooks and crannies of the French Quarter, the tattered documents of the past, and the people and places that shaped this city. This kids’ activity is a hands-on history adventure. Kids get to see, hear, taste, and touch the past!!” 

Friends of the Cabildo

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701 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116

“Our French Quarter walking tours are conducted by city licensed guides and emphasize the history, architecture, and folklore of this fascinating city. Tour and store proceeds benefit Friends of the Cabildo, a non-profit volunteer group organized in 1956 to provide support for the Louisiana State Museum.” 

The Historic New Orleans Collection

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533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130

“The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. The museum’s four exhibition spaces are free of charge and present multicultural stories of the region.” 

Know NOLA Tours

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PO Box 8593 New Orleans, LA 70182

“Know NOLA Tours is a locally owned and New Orleans grown company that is ready to serve you in knowing all things uniquely New Orleans. Know NOLA Tours offers entertaining and informative tours grounded in research and a true understanding of the local history & culture of New Orleans.”

Laura Plantation

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2247 LA Hwy. 18, Vacherie, LA 70090

“Step into the lost world of Laura Locoul Gore and her Créole family. Explore the museum. Tour the Big House. Walk the grounds. Stand in an authentic 1840s slave cabin. Visit today and join us on a journey beyond the myths of the American South and discover the compelling stories of 4 generations of Créole women, both free and enslaved.”

Longue Vue House & Gardens

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7 Bamboo Rd., New Orleans, LA 70124

“Today, Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an unparalleled collection of Louisiana irises and an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages. Longue Vue is open seven days a week for tours, special occasions, and educational and community programs.”

Lucky Bean Tours

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New Orleans, LA 70118

“Lucky Bean Tours brings you the best two-hour French Quarter walking tour for families! Your 5-12 year old children are guaranteed to love this one. We bring pictures, simple crafts, and a few treats, you bring the kids! Even parents learn and have fun on this family-friendly New Orleans walking tour!” 

Old Ursuline Convent Museum

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1100 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116

“Be a part of the history and cultural heritage of the Catholic Church and the city of New Orleans. Come visit the Old Ursuline Convent Museum, the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley and once home to the Ursuline Nuns as a convent, orphanage and school for girls.”

Pitot House

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1440 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119

“The Louisiana Landmarks Society promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy, and operation of the Pitot House.
The Pitot House is a site for exhibitions and educational programming that promotes LLS’s preservation message. Pitot House Museum and Gardens, 1799 – 1805, A Creole Colonial Country House in New Orleans, LA.” 

Royal Carriages

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700 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116

“What a fun way to explore such an old city! You and your guests are going to love the opportunity to sit back and relax while your carriage driver unfolds 300 years of fun-filled history on your mule-drawn carriage ride. A tour with Royal Carriages covers the storied history of New Orleans, discussing everything from our resilient culture to the aging architecture.”

15% Off: New Orleans To Go

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601 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

“Toulouse Royale Gifts, also known as New Orleans To Go, on the corner of Toulouse and Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, was established in 1977. For over 40 years we have offered a one-stop shopping experience for all that is New Orleans. From “cool” New Orleans tees to “hot” sauces and everything in between, you will surely find just the right thing to remember your visit to New Orleans or the perfect gift for family or friends back home! Walk in the store and mention code ‘FINO’ for 15% off.

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