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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
From $45.00
 
Haunted Cemetery Tour
"This walking tour will depart from P.J.'s Coffee House conveniently located at 630 Chartres Street in the historic Upper Pontalba Building just off Jackson Square. Your guide will lead you through the old French Quarter during the first half of the tour stopping at various historical locations to explain the unique history of New Orleans. You will learn about the history the hauntings and the unique burial practices that make St. Louis No. 1 so unique. After a leisurely 7-block stroll the tour will take a break at the Basin St. Visitor's Center
From $25.00
 
French Quarter History and Legends Tour
"Join us for a two hour morning history stroll through the French Quarter. We will walk the narrow streets of the oldest parts of the city visiting the longest surviving buildings and sharing the most interesting and most famous stories of our h the riverfront that was the lifeblood of the City and visit nationally recognized landmarks like Madame John’s Legacy Napoleon House Lafite’s Blacksmith Shop and more.  See the oldest buildings from the original French settlement built well before the American Revolution. Here a thriving colony existed creating a unique mix of French and Spanish architecture food from ingredients around the world
From $19.00

Architecture Tips (16)

French Architecture

One of the best aspects of New Orleans is all the beautiful french architecture. The French quarter is obviously filled with it but the Garden district also has its fair share of French influenced...
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Dec 05, 2016

The Cucullu Buildings

New Orleans' graceful structures ornamented with the characteristic iron balconies are eye-catchers. The historic marker sites these buildings as Cucullu Row.Near the French Market, Manuel Simar...
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VeronicaG
Feb 23, 2009

Western Union Telegraph Building

Most of us have heard of Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph, but perhaps you are like me and didn't realize he first wanted to give his new invention to the Republic of Texas in 1838. When...
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VeronicaG
Jan 21, 2009

The Cabildo

The Cabildo, a National Historic landmark, is part of an attractive threesome anchoring pretty Jackson Square It keeps company with the St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica and The Presbytere and houses a...
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VeronicaG
Dec 13, 2008

Modern

The famous architecture in New Orleans is in the French Quarter (really Spanish architecture but who's going to quibble). The narrow buildings with wrought iron decorated balconies and courtyards, the...
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grandmaR
Jul 20, 2005

Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection was established in 1966 by General and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams, private collectors of Louisiana materials, to maintain and expand their collection and make it...
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Virtuous_Tourist
May 25, 2005

Creole architecture

There's no doubt about it. The Creole townhouses in the French Quarter are some of the prettiest multi-story buildings I've ever seen. These went up after the fires of 1788 and 1794 when New Orleans...
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Jonathan_C
Oct 07, 2004

Old and New go together

What was so fascinating about the city, was the contrast between old and new New Orleans next to one another. Being in the French Quarter and facing the Business District, you'll have this special...
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Helga67
May 13, 2003

Architecture

Walking through the French Quarter of New Orleans, one of the most distinctive characteristics you'll notice is the wrought-iron balconies that give the area a certain flair and sophistication that...
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acemj
Nov 23, 2002

Walk around the French Quarter...

Walk around the French Quarter during daylight hours. The ornate architecture and hanging gardens are lovely. Exploring the Quarter during the early morning hours on a Sunday. Everything was perfectly...
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kucha
Sep 07, 2002

This is a picture of the old...

This is a picture of the old St. Louis Hotel. This used to be where the slave exchange was, and if you look in the stone at the top of the picture, you can still see part of the sign. The part of the...
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SheDragon
Aug 24, 2002

These, for instance, have...

These, for instance, have exactly the same potential as those shown in the above slide, but the resident's aren't the type to have the inclination to paint them and sustain these old girls. They are...
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Kentbein
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near New Orleans

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

This small chapel was built in 1826, which makes it the oldest chuch still standing in the city. It was built close to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, just outside of the French Quarter, at the peak of the...
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Wax Museum

Visited the Musee Conti Wax Museum which contains wax sculptures that chronicle the history of New Orleans. The attached picture is of Madame LaLaurie torturing her slaves in the attic of the...
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French Quarter Walking Tour

The Le Monde Creole tour in the French Quarter is excellent. They take you into several private courtyards in the quarter. This tour costs a little more but is worth it to get into the courtyards. The...
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Superdome

the superdome sports arena is home to the new orleans saints NFL football team and the annual sugarbowl college football bowl game. the superdome also hosts rock concerts and other events through out...
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1850 House - Louisiana State Museum

While you're walking around Jackson Square you'll see the 1850 House which is apart of the Louisiana State Museums. "The Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings, which line the St. Ann and St. Peter...
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Pharmacy Museum

Before 1804, the field of pharmacy was unregulated. The only requirement was a six-month apprenticeship, after which time the person could make and sell medicines unhampered by any laws or agencies....
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