New Orleans, Louisiana

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Time2 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Learn why the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans has been called one of the hippest places to live in the United States. On this 2-hour walking tour, get a local’s perspective on this vibrant district near the French Quarter that boasts a fascinating history and draws many artists, musicians, and unique businesses to its storied streets.
  • 2-hour morning walking tour of the Marigny neighborhood in New Orleans
  • Explore the city's culture beyond the French Quarter
  • Learn the history behind the area that was home to the first po' boy sandwich and game of craps
  • See hip shops, bars, music halls, and cafes
  • Easy accessible meeting point in central New Orleans
Meet your guide in the heart of the neighborhood, located just across the Esplanade from the French Quarter in central New Orleans. Take off on a leisurely walking tour to explore the area’s historic sites and most interesting local businesses.

See the eclectic bars, music venues, and shops of Frenchmen Street, and pass by great examples of the city’s unique architectural heritage. If you’ve spent any time in New Orleans, you’ve probably enjoyed a po’ boy sandwich or two — a favorite local dish that originated right here.

Learn how the area was once an important community for free people of color at a time when slavery was still practiced in the south, and pass by remnants of historic buildings and sites. Hear the story of how the neighborhood got its name from the plantation of French-Creole developer and notorious gambler Bernard de Marigny, which he later subdivided and sold off into plots that formed the original layout of the area. In addition to his name, Marigny’s legacy also includes bringing the game of craps to New Orleans.

After 2 hours of strolling and exploring the neighborhood’s unique past and modern flair, say farewell to your guide and get tips on where to go next.
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