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New Orleans: Adults Only Haunted Ghost Tour

1. New Orleans: Adults Only Haunted Ghost Tour

Sink your soul into the seductive spirits of murder, suicide, and the paranormal on this unique walking tour in New Orleans. Uncover the dark history of the city through the nightmarish tales of your guide. Begin near Congo Square, the birthplace of jazz and New Orleans voodoo, and hear about the square's darker side. Partake of elixirs, leave offerings of baubles and beads, and pray its enough to keep the demons of New Orleans from leaving you in a spiraling quagmire of insanity. Raven’s Omen will burn through the hottest hell as it sends the chill of death to your soul. Unearth the Devil’s Empire and feel its lifeless grip as the pulse of New Orleans sends you further into the shadows. Is it voodoo posession, madness, or PTSD? Hear the story of Zack and Addie to find out.

New Orleans: Voodoo Queen Tour of French Quarter

2. New Orleans: Voodoo Queen Tour of French Quarter

Marie Laveau is arguably one of the most famous people that lived in New Orleans. This tour is all about her life and what made her so fascinating. While walking with your tour guide through the French Quarter you will get to see where her childhood home was, visit the birthplace of Jazz, and get an understanding of the Code Noir. There will be an opportunity to go into an authentic voodoo store, see a voodoo temple, and dispel popular myths about the religion of Voodoo. Many people don't understand that Voodoo is still practiced today and Marie Laveau started it all. If you want to learn the truth about Voodoo this is the tour for you.

New Orleans: 2-Hour French Quarter History and Voodoo Tour

3. New Orleans: 2-Hour French Quarter History and Voodoo Tour

Follow your licensed guide, a master storyteller, through New Orleans' French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood's interesting past and travel through its adventurous history as you discover what makes the French Quarter one of the most unique and friendliest places in the United States. Meet your guide and begin touring at Congo Square where you'll learn about the history of voodoo, the slave trade, and the indigenous peoples of New Orleans. Hear the story of the infamous Voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, and visit the site of her former home. Afterward, stop at the historic Supreme Court building for tales about Louisiana politicians and court cases such as Huey P. Long, Edwin Edwards, and Plessy vs. Fergusson. During your tour learn about the city's music, food, architecture, culture, literary history, and Bourbon Street. Your tour ends at Jackson Square where you can admire even more of the city's architecture and see St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytère, and the Cabildo.

New Orleans: 3-Hour City Bike Tour

4. New Orleans: 3-Hour City Bike Tour

Explore New Orleans in a fun and eco-friendly way on a small-group bike tour that winds through the Big Easy’s oldest and most distinctive neighborhoods. Cycle along a flat and leisurely route from the famous French Quarter to less-visited neighborhoods like Esplanade Ridge, City Park, and Bayou St. John, learning about the city’s rich history and modern culture along the way. After getting fitted on a bike in the French Quarter, ride through this storied neighborhood. Then go beyond the touristy boundaries to explore more of the city, following leafy Esplanade Avenue to the green expanse of City Park, visiting St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, and other interesting locations along the way. After visiting St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, cruise past swampy vistas in City Park. You'll traverse through Bayou St. John, a historic waterway that was used by Native Americans and French settlers alike, and learn why it was so instrumental in the city's founding. This bike tour includes visits to the French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Esplanade Avenue, St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, City Park, Bayou St. John, Mid-City, the Lafitte Greenway, Louis Armstrong Park, and Congo Square.

Evening in New Orleans: Live Jazz Music Discovery Tour

5. Evening in New Orleans: Live Jazz Music Discovery Tour

This music tour of New Orleans begins just outside the French Quarter at the historic and beautiful Louis Armstrong Park in the Tremé neighborhood. Within the park, your guide and group will talk about the historical origins of jazz and discuss one of the jazz greats, Armstrong himself.  From here, we will begin to make our way to the popular Marigny neighborhood, named after the nobleman and good-time guy of the same name. Updated for modern thirsts, Marigny is a hip nightlife area that appeals to New Orleanians and visitors alike. Your guide will lead the way, making sure to point out a few notable sights and places along the way.    Soon we will arrive at the famous Frenchmen Street, the largest concentration of live music venues in the city. Your guide will take you inside one of his/her favorites. Being with a local, you’ll learn all about the neighborhood, how to make the most of your time here, and the music culture and how it operates in the Clubs and venues. And to top it off, you will receive a beer on us at one of the stops and you’re very welcome to purchase additional beverages as and when you want them.   In New Orleans, there’s always the opportunity for an element of surprise. Be on the lookout for impromptu street performances, which always make the night special. And if the timing and mood is right, you’ll get behind the scenes with one of the bands in between sets.  In addition to getting your groove on and enjoying the sights and sounds of Frenchmen Street, your tour will end at the nightly art market. This is another lively spot where the city’s artists show off their best work, from handmade sculptures to local photography. If at the end of the tour you're still craving more, your guide will point out other great locations in the area for dinner, drinks, and of course, more great music!

New Orleans: Total Food, Cocktail and Jazz Tour

6. New Orleans: Total Food, Cocktail and Jazz Tour

Your New Orleans Total Day Tour starts where it all began, on the banks of the Mississippi River. From here, you’ll witness the lifeblood of this region which brought new cultures, new influences and new ingredients to the USA through its ports. Sample the beignet,a breakfast treat, wander through the French Market and try classic and uniquely New Orleans' dishes, as well as the controversial delicacy of gumbo. Before diving into the world of New Orleans cocktail culture, you'll have he chance for a coffee break or to browse souvenirs. Head to Jackson Square to begin this section of the tour which goes beyond Bourbon Street and the tourist trail into the truly unique and historic bars of the city. Visit several historic bars and sample characteristic drinks, such as the Sazerac and the Ramos Gin Fizz and discover why New Orleans has been called "the cradle of civilized drinking". For the beginning of the jazz stretch of this tour, head to the Louis Armstrong park to hear about the jazz legend. From here, make your way to the popular Marigny neighborhood, a hip nightlife area that's home to the famous Frenchmen Street where you'll find the largest concentration of live music venues in the city. Guided by a local, you'll be shown the best night for that day of the week, and you'll even get a free beer at one of the venues. Be on the look out for impromptu street performances. And if the timing and mood is right, you might get to go behind the scenes with one of the live bands. Your total day tour ends at the nightly art market, another lively spot where the city’s artists show off their best work, from handmade sculptures to local photography. If you're craving more at the end of this tour, then simply ask your guide and they will be happy to make further suggestions.

Fun Aftrenoon in New Orleans: Cocktails and Jazz Experience

7. Fun Aftrenoon in New Orleans: Cocktails and Jazz Experience

Your cocktails and jazz tour begins in Jackson Square where you’ll find many of the best bars of the French Quarter are only a stone’s throw away. Head off the tourist track for your first cocktail and travel back to the 1700s, visiting a bar which used to entertain some of the most eccentric characters in New Orleans history. Next up, sample the "official cocktail of New Orleans", the Sazerac, which is one of the first cocktails recorded in the US and its taste has definitely stood the test of time. The final cocktail stop will be at one of the classiest establishments in town to try one of the city’s most esteemed drinks, the Ramos Gin Fizz, which gives New Orleans its reputation as "the cradle of civilized drinking". There will be an opportunity to rest your feet or grab a bite to eat before the jazz portion of the tour begins. Your guide can recommend some good eats, depending on your preferences. Then we’ll head over to the historic and beautiful Louis Armstrong Park in the Tremé neighbourhood. In the park, you'll hear from your guide about the origins of jazz and one of the jazz greats, Armstrong himself.  From here, we will make our way to the popular Marigny neighborhood, a hip nightlife area that’s home to the famous Frenchmen Street, where you’ll find the largest concentration of live music venues in the city. Keep on the look out for impromptu street performances, and if the timing is right, you might get behind the scenes with one of the live bands. Your cocktails and jazz tour ends at the nightly art market, another lively spot where the city’s artists show off their best work, from handmade sculptures to local photography.

New Orleans: Heart of the City Bike Tour

8. New Orleans: Heart of the City Bike Tour

On this “Heart of the City” small group bike tour, trace the colonial history of New Orleans and its cultural treasures. Hop on a professionally maintained bicycle and set off with a guide and group of no more than 10 to explore the most famous neighborhoods in the city. Pedal through the flat, storied streets of the French Quarter, Faubourg Treme, and other historic areas while learning about New Orleans history from your expert guide.   Pedal at a leisurely pace along the banks of the Mississippi River and through the oldest parts of New Orleans. Cruise through Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square into the legendary St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. Stop along the way to hear about New Orleans heritage, especially the development of jazz and the colorful innovators who created it.

New Orleans: Jazz, History and Art Walking Tour with a Guide

9. New Orleans: Jazz, History and Art Walking Tour with a Guide

Explore jazz in New Orleans’ Armstrong Park on this guided walking tour. Learn how European descendants and people from West Africa and the Caribbean gave birth to this genre. Hear about one of the world's most famous jazz musicians, Louis Armstrong, whom the park is named after. Start underneath the park’s famed lighted arched entrance, exploring the area originally known as Congo Square – one of the first locations in the city where enslaved people and free people of color were allowed to gather and socialize. Hear about jazz’s origins, resulting from a rich mix of cultures in a single city, which combined West African and Caribbean sounds with European musical influences – giving us this uniquely American art form. Listen to the story of Louis Armstrong, one of New Orleans’ most beloved sons, whose career spanned 5 decades in the history of jazz and greatly influenced the genre. As you follow your guide through the park, there’s always a chance of hearing some live jazz from one of New Orleans’ street performers or local musical groups, so keep your fingers crossed. End this tour in the French Quarter with a new appreciation for American music, New Orleans’ famous residents, and the art and sounds of jazz.

New Orleans: Voodoo History Guided Walking Tour

10. New Orleans: Voodoo History Guided Walking Tour

Every New Orleans newcomer wants to learn about voodoo. Shrouded in mystery, driven by beating drums, and populated by some of the most fascinating—and virile—deities in modern theology, voodoo has been intriguing outsiders since it first arrived in New Orleans from the decks of slave and trade ships. But there’s a problem: Voodoo is a deeply misunderstood, ridiculously fetishized, religion, one intentionally painted as “demonic” by Christians and colonizers throughout Louisiana’s history. And so many popular tours and books on the subject are packed with lies our forefathers told, which makes historians and practitioners super sad. Given this city was home to Queen Marie Laveau herself, HH couldn’t just stand idly by while our city’s history was buried under BS. We designed this tour to set the record straight while celebrating the mashup of religions which were woven together to created modern, stateside version of “voodoo” you cannot find outside the Crescent City. You’ll meet your guide on Basin Street, just steps away from the famous tomb which allegedly holds the remains of Marie herself. After a brief lesson on the differences between Haitian Voodoo, New Orleans Voodoo, Santeria, and Hoodoo, guests are led to Congo Square, site of Laveau’s countless ceremonies and rituals. From this sacred ground you’ll make your way to Laveau’s old home, the place she raised her children by day and practiced spiritual workings with a bigass snake around her neck by night. Zombie lore, pandemic history, and the some old timey propaganda await you on Dauphine Street, where your guide will reveal the truth about voodoo dolls and traditional Afro-Caribbean medicine. (Which, fun fact, was often way more effective than Western medicine.) Your guide will then introduce the group to Sanite Dede, the woman who paved the way for Marie Laveau, and the person to make voodoo so popular in the city it had to be banned from the French Quarter entirely. You’ll also learn about secret love affairs, documented miracles, radical healings, spirit summoning, shocking racial crimes, and the very beginning of the abolition movement, all through the lens of ancestor worship and “magic” in America’s Most Haunted City.

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What people are saying about Louis Armstrong Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 686 reviews

Today I had Tim the Tour Guide (friends with Bob the Builder) and it was a great tour! Tim is very knowledgeable, friendly, and open to questions of any sort. The tour was informative and I learned a lot. Thanks!

Scott was so informative and had a very natural way of presenting information that made it easy to absorb. I would absolutely recommend this tour for those that are interested in learning more about voodoo.

Very informative, enjoyable tour. Had Scott as our tour guide and he was really friendly and great at story telling. Definitely recommend!!!

Our tour guide Scott was amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend a tour with him.

We had an excellent time. Our tour guide was very informative. We would highly recommend