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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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Combo Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Tour
"Go beyond the typical city tour experience and see New Orleans like a local. Relax in an enclosed air-conditioned minibus that runs every day rain or shine. You’ll pass through the French Quarter and travel past mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Café for coffee and beignets. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with its vast mansions that line pristine boulevards and Faubourg Treme — one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700s. Pass through the home of the internationally acclaimed World War II Museum and by the Contemporary Arts Center
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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

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Riverfront Trolley Only Line Running at X-Mas

The New Orleans trolley system is probably quaint for many midwestern tourists used to smoke belching diesel bus systems. The old fashioned lone overhead wire provides clean DC to railcars running at present along the riverfront line only. I understand that the newly restored St. Charles line cars were heavily damaged by Katrina, and so only the older cars could be readied by X-mas for tourists traffic. Used to the up and down thrill of the San Francisco cable cars, the rusty trolley's didn't arouse much interest for me, except that transport this way to the Garden District and Aububon Park areas would have been nice. Unfortunatelym, that line wasn't running at the time of our visit. Unfortunately too, the riverfront line runs behind, rather than on top, the levee, so views of the water and over the French Quarter are for the most part blocked off. A new metro system for New Orleans is overdue, servicing the neighborhoods of the city, but since the city has downsized to less than two hundred thousand souls, it's hard to imagine the federal government parting with the money to build the system. This may not be so bad actually. Nagin's a hardworking mayor, but the city needs to regrow slowing and hopefully rediscover the potential for fast water transport, which, unlike in Bangkok and Venice, are sadly lacking in New Orleans. A future combined rail and water transport hub at the foot of Canal would be great place to disembark from the boat to the downtown metroline.

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Apr 04, 2011

French Quarter Trolley

You catch this Trolley right at the Ferry landing and can take it all the way to the French Quarter flea market....$1.50 each local fare cash only or $3 for an all day pass.....payable to the friendly conductors....

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Nov 18, 2012
 
 
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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

On our last visit to New Orleans, we got ourselves out of bed early and headed down to the National Park Service Visitors Center for their free tour of the French Quarter. The walk departs from 419...
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Superdome

We saw the Superdome on the way in from the airport, and of course when we took the New Orleans tour, they mentioned it again. On their website, I thought that it looked like a giant hamburger all lit...
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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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