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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 Year Round

Mardi Gras season begins in New Orleans with parades and festivities during Carnival. Mardi Gras Day or “Fat Tuesday” is always 47 days prior to Easter Sunday. It’s the last day of the Carnival season...
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Jillweinlein
Feb 26, 2014

Where to and not to go during Mardi Gras.

During the parades:Do Watch them on St. Charles Street. It is a fun, laid back atmosphere with a lot of families.DO NOT Watch them on Canal Street. Being very close to the cess pool known as the...
modern_day_nomad
May 15, 2009

Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is the day before Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Because Lent is traditionally a time when people give up rich foods and luxuries, Mardi Gras is the last day to party down,...
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Rixie
Nov 07, 2008

Krewe of Rex -- King of Carnival

The official Rex site says: "The Rex Procession has been the highlight of Mardi Gras day since the Rex Organization was formed and first paraded in 1872. While there had been celebrations in many...
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maestrousmc
Apr 29, 2008

Krewe of Endymion

Perhaps the parade with the longest route, Endymion could possibly be one of the largest Parades in New Orleans. Though New Orleaneans have strong opinions on which parade is above all, none can argue...
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maestrousmc
Apr 29, 2008

Krewe of Orpheus

In the past celebrities as Drew Carey, Whoopee Goldberg, and Harry Connick, Jr have ridden the floats. In my experience, this star-studded Krewe is perhaps one of the most vibrant and well-funded...
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maestrousmc
Apr 29, 2008

The Common People Ride Too (2007)

Mardi Gras is winding down as I write. Our dispirited community has gathered itself together for its annual frenzy, many times the energy of last year. Yey two blocks from where these pictures were...
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hquittner
Feb 20, 2007

Partying At Mock Mardi Gras

Party lasted all night long. Strings of beads were thrown to the audience of the parade. We managed to catch quite a few. Though there were no King and Queen of Mardi Gras or get to meet the famous...
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Yasmine03
Sep 14, 2005

A Parade Passes By

It did not have to be Mardi Gras for there to be a Mardi Gras parade. Today is Sunday, September 4, 2005, and the city is not the same, but the spirit it. I hear there will be a parade today, in...
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taxing
Sep 04, 2005

Go to a ball!

You can get tickets to most of the balls. We went to the Endymion ball this year, and had a wonderful time. To break up the mardi gras days of hanging outside at the parades, or at the balls, this is...
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meaganelizabeth
Aug 06, 2005

Mardi Gras Madness

for many people, Mard Gras in itself is enough reason to visit New Orleans.Over the holiday the streets becoming packed with people celebrating, carnival processions and food stalls. During the night...
Turbografx16
Aug 04, 2005

Mardi Gras History

I was in New Orleans at Easter the first time, and this time in December, so of course could not attend Mardi Gras. But our hotel information person told us we could ride across to Algiers on the...
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grandmaR
Jul 09, 2005
 
 
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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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