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New Orleans Treme' Walking Tour
"Treme' (pronounced Tre-May) sits adjacent to the French Quarter and is the oldest African-American neighborhood in the United States. Treme' is a vibrant area steeped in music and culture. Come explore this iconic gem and revel in New Orleans Jazz histor the birthplace of such Jazz greats as Alphonse Picou and Trombone shorty.Treme' was originally settled by Free People of Color; often referred to as Creoles whose unique experience helped shape the civil rights movement. It is the hallmark of African-American history not to be missed. Today Treme' is home to artists musicians and craftsmen and is a living breathing
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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
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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
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Mardi Gras Tips (15)

A Consuming Passion

Even "off season", Mardi Gras is a big part of New Orleans. This picture - taken December 12th 2004 - shows the stands being built on the steps of the Gallier Hall to get ready for the Mardi Gras...
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grandmaR
Jul 30, 2005

Largest Singles Mixer out there

Mardi Gras is also very well known for single people to go out and meet their own kind. Out of my 5 friends who attended the bachelor party, only 2 were currently still available, which meant that the...
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ATXtraveler
Feb 07, 2005

Bachelor/Bachlorette Parties

One of the things you will definitely see alot of during the Mardi Gras weekend are groups of bachelor and bachelorette parties. As most traditions go, a bachelor party is designed to be one last time...
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ATXtraveler
Feb 07, 2005

maybe once IS enough

Mardi Gras it's fun, it's wild, it's long!!! if yu have never seen it - GO! then you decide if 2 weeks of drinking is your cup of tea.Jazz FestGetting huge! Alway (ok, mostly) great weather - meaning...
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1#ydoow
Dec 22, 2004

Mardi Gras all year

On Decator, near the water, you'll find any number of stores carrying Mardi Gras beads, masks, feather boas and other assorted trinkets. This is the perfect place to look for those inexpensive...
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Jonathan_C
Oct 08, 2004

Mardi Gras

New Orleans is fun anytime of the year. If you want to goto during Mardi Gras time, I would recommend one thing in particular. Mardi Gras is on a tuesday. The weekend before that is insane. Go the...
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marciaca
Mar 18, 2003

Mardi Gra Beads

Don't leave without Mardi gra beads for souveniours. You can buy them in fun shops along with other fun Mardi gra merchandise. Or you can get them from people in the streets and parades. I left with...
Holliejo777
Mar 08, 2003

Bourbon Street and the French Quarter

Mardi Gras started over 200 years ago by a group of prominent businessmen.The people, cajun food and the music of jazz filling the streets. The King cake is a delicacy and a rich pastry that is...
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Kodi01
Feb 13, 2003

Mardi Gra in the French Quarter

Mardi Gra! I have never been to a party like this one before. It consists of parades and balls and festive costumes. Drinking a 'hurricane' and not remembering what happened next.........it is a very...
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Kodi01
Feb 13, 2003

go with a group

I've never seen so many breasts in one eveningnor have I seen so many people in the streets in one eveningand never have I been molested by so many people trying to pick my pockets in one eveningGood...
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ChefSalt
Oct 15, 2002

have a babysitter, especially...

have a babysitter, especially if you plan to partake in the Mardi Gras festivities. Dining in The French Quarter is obviously a must. It's all good! The endless parade of parades. This is the part the...
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MrMarshall
Aug 25, 2002

Go to Mardi Gras! It is a...

Go to Mardi Gras! It is a party that defies description. All ages can have a blast and the fun never stops. No matter what you've heard, you'll never know until you experience it.Be sure and bring a...
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static1
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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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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