New Orleans
Museum Tickets

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended New Orleans Pub Crawls & Bar Tours

  • New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

    1. New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

    Make your way to the Jax Brewery building just outside of Landry's Seafood to meet your local licensed guide who will be waiting for you just outside the building to check you in with your confirmation email. This tour visits the most fascinating and haunted places throughout the city, including the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (as seen on "American Horror Story: Coven"), and many other sites such as the Sultan's Palace or Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. The tour is alcohol friendly (feel free to bring a drink with you), and is a 2-hour leisurely stroll just under a mile long with frequent bar stops and restroom breaks.

    Our guide Colby had a great personality, very informational about all the history of New Orleans.

  • New Orleans: 2-Hour Ghosts & Vampires Walking Tour

    2. New Orleans: 2-Hour Ghosts & Vampires Walking Tour

    Take a thrilling 2-hour walking tour around the haunted streets of New Orleans’s French Quarter and learn about some of the mysteries of the spooky city. Led by professional guides and storytellers, you will get an intense tour of grisly ghost stories and blood-thirsty vampires. Departing every night at 06:00 PM and 08:00 PM, the tour takes a walk through the dark streets and shadowy corners of the city’s most famous neighborhood. You will hear about Madame Lalaurie and her love of torture and learn why you should fear the Mad Butcher. Discover if there are vampires in the Ursulines Convent and what happened to the beautiful Octoroon Mistress. To steady your nerves, enjoy buy one get one free hurricane drinks in the hour prior to each tour. Just head to the Voodoo Lounge and grab your 2-for-1 cocktail as you prepare to embark on the most gruesome journey of your life! You will get a lo...

    Mary J was so much fun! The ghost believers in our group were thrilled with her spooky stories and those who did not believe loved the history that she taught. She gave us the perfect amount of information which left us wanting to do more research about the ghosts of New Orleans.

  • New Orleans: Drunk History Tour

    3. New Orleans: Drunk History Tour

    Follow your guide through the magical streets of the Vieux Carre and visit historic and cultural landmarks on this 2-hour tour. See the exact location where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, the famous St, Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square and many other sites that played a vital role in the history of New Orleans. Of course, no New Orleans tour would be complete without some stories of voodoo, ghosts and vampires, and this one is no exception! Before the tour ends you’ll know where to find the most predictable ghost in New Orleans. You’ll also visit the most haunted house in the city and multiple locations where vampires have been seen! Your guide will tell you how the practice of voodoo came to New Orleans. Learn about the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau and visit property given to her as payment for her magic! You’ll also see locations where voodoo ceremonies were held. Check ...

    If you’re looking for a tour that covers a little bit of everything New Orleans with a personable tour guide full of “useless knowledge,” as he says, then this tour with Coty is your best bet.

  • New Orleans: VIP Party Tour

    4. New Orleans: VIP Party Tour

    Experience New Orleans' renowned nightlife on a tour of the best bars and party venues in the city. Enjoy exclusive drink specials and party games and benefit from having a licensed party guide who will ensure you have a great night. Get the party started with a game of flip cup with the booze on the house. This is the perfect opportunity to mingle with fellow party people from all over the world.  As your night continues, drink your way through 4 of the best venues in town with exclusive drinks specials and free drinks in each venue. Don't worry about having to wait in long lines, you'll be getting the VIP treatment with skip-the-line access all night long.

    I had an amazing time with the hosts!! The clubs were super litt and I enjoyed the free drink when entering the clubs as well as just walking past the lines!! Next time I’m in NOLA I’ll be doing this again

  • New Orleans Original Cocktail Late Afternoon Walking Tour

    5. New Orleans Original Cocktail Late Afternoon Walking Tour

    Welcome to entertainment at its finest. Your tour begins from Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River, where an experienced guide will entertain you with classic stories of the unique concoctions made famous here, and the characters that brought them to life. You’ll visit some of the restaurants and bars along the famous Bourbon and St. Peter’s Streets. You’ll be shaken - and stirred - by the recipes of the city’s most infamous cocktails along the way. From the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup, to the Hurricane and Hand Grenade, you’re sure to enjoy a different view of New Orleans through its history of fine dining and drinking. It's history ...with a twist!

    Sandi was amazing! Founds great bars and drinks we otherwise would have missed. Very fun and informative!

  • New Orleans: Nightlife & Live Music of Frenchman St Tour

    6. New Orleans: Nightlife & Live Music of Frenchman St Tour

    Tour the vibrant Faubourg Marigny neighborhood with a local guide who will help you experience a night on the town “like a local” in a small group of no more than 10 people or a private tour. Discover some of the best Jazz in New Orleans on Frenchman Street and learn some interesting history and traditions along the way. Meet at the Brieux Carré Brewing Co. for a quick local pint, then start the evening with a light dinner stop. Enjoy a Cajun sausage (delicious vegetarian/vegan options available as well as beef & pork, or more adventurous crawfish, duck or alligator) and local beer or house daiquiri while learning about the difference between Cajun and Creole influence on New Orleans cuisine and culture. Next, head to the nighttime Frenchman Art Market to peruse local products, before walking the streets and visiting the bars/clubs of the Faubourg Marigny, the residential neighbor ...

  • New Orleans: Drunken History Walking Tour

    7. New Orleans: Drunken History Walking Tour

    Take a shot or two with a chaser of New Orleans history. Some libations and citations, if you will. This drunken history walking tour is a one-of-a-kind excursion. New Orleans and booze go together like red beans and rice. The city has been the party capital of the American South since before it was American or South. The locals have figured out that just about anything can be enhanced with alcohol. That’s why your guides decided it was about time their visitors had the opportunity to stroll through the French Quarter, learning the history whilst simultaneously indulging in an age old New Orleans tradition by drinking like a local. This 21-and-older experience isn’t your ordinary walking tour. For one, the tour guide can, and will, drink with you the whole time. Being a full walking tour of the French Quarter, you’ll hear riveting stories and important knowledge necessary for a full un...

    Robert, our tour guide was amazing. The history of not only New Orleans , but also of the drinks in the area. He made the tour fun and enjoyable! Have us some amazing recommendations for places to eat. Definitely would recommend.

  • New Orleans: Early Evening Cocktail History Tour

    8. New Orleans: Early Evening Cocktail History Tour

    Your night of cultured imbibing begins as evening arrives in the French Quarter. Meet your lively guide and start your 3‐hour tour with a cocktail in a tiki-themed hidden oasis.  You begin the tour with the first popular drink containing booze: a homemade rum punch! Your second visit will be to SoBou, a local favorite that’s part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace family. There, try the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a Creole apothecarist in the 19th Century – when cocktails constituted as medicine! While at SoBou you will also enjoy another pre-Civil War drink: the 1852 Brandy Crusta! Then head to Tujague's for creative cocktails invented just prior to Prohibition. Sample a sweet, minty Grasshopper – invented here! – or the Champagne-topped French 75. Your final stop is the Bourbon 'O' Bar for the obscure yet beloved Roffignac highball, a nod to the city’s last French‐born m...

    Great experience loved the history of the cocktails and the cocktails themselves. Best thing was it was a small group too.

  • New Orleans: Legends, Folklore, Superstitions & Spells

    9. New Orleans: Legends, Folklore, Superstitions & Spells

    Learn about Cajun superstitions and spells along with centuries of Louisiana folklore, myths, and legend. These superstitions pertain to New Orleans' voodoo, ghost and vampire-ridden past. Visit fifteen locations on this 2-Hour walking tour and enjoy hearing stories about the Rougarou that is said to live in the swamps of Louisiana!  Learn about the history, culture, cuisine and the architecture that makes New Orleans so unique. Learn New Orleans traditional burial practices. Why New Orleans has above ground cemetery's & why by tradition for centuries the same vaults have been and continue to be recycled and re-used over & over. Visit the home given to the New Orleans Voodoo Queen due to her being able to use Voodoo to get a man cleared of Murder. Your guide will also teach you about the practice of Voodoo during this tour. 

    Hands-up a great experience! Would recommend to anyone looking to explore the hidden back stories….and there are lots! It was a fun adventure that I’m glad I went on!

  • New Orleans: Total Food, Cocktail and Jazz Tour

    10. 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 drinkin...

Best museums in New Orleans

Going to New Orleans? Get ready for the delicious Creole and Cajun food, jazz music wafting down the street, and art on every corner. You can even find a hint of voodoo lurking around to make the city extra spicy. One thing is certain: NOLA does not disappoint. If you’re planning a trip to the Crescent City (aka, New Orleans), be sure to make some time for these museums in New Orleans.

New Orleans jazz museums

Petit Jazz Museum

The true jazz aficionado simply cannot miss Tremé’s Petit Jazz Museum. The “petit” modifier is no lie—with only one room, this museum is indeed small. But don’t fret: what it lacks in size, it makes up for in history, information, and character.

To make it all easier, you’ll see that the photos, paintings, and other artifacts in the room are arranged mostly in chronological order. Al Jackson, the museum’s curator, personally guides visitors through the exhibit. Listen as he tells the story of jazz music and its birth and growth in the historic Tremé district. This man knows how to bring history to life.

Tremé’s Petit Jazz Museum is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Note that it is closed on Sundays. If you want to be sure that you’ll get the guided tour, call ahead. This way you can verify that a guide will be there when you want to visit.

New Orleans Jazz Museum

If you’re interested in a broader, more general overview of jazz history, head to the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Esplanade Avenue. This museum is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz artifacts in the world. Admire the trumpets, trombones, and saxophones played by some of the greatest jazz musicians in the world. The museum’s collection also includes sheet music, records, and photographs.

In addition to their permanent collection, the New Orleans Jazz Museum also hosts many special events and exhibitions throughout the year. Check their calendar to see what’s going on while you’re in town. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays).

New Orleans art museums

New Orleans Museum of Art

Head to a museum that is a favorite of locals and visitors alike—The New Orleans Museum of Art, or NOMA. Its permanent collection is made up of nearly 40,000 pieces of art and is perpetually growing. What makes this museum unique? The “Art of the Americas” collection, which displays art and artifacts from North, South, and Central America. You’ll get to see an exceptional collection of artifacts from the Mayan culture.

Another highlight of NOMA lies outside the museum walls: the five-acre sculpture garden featuring some 90-plus sculptures. Get there early to beat the afternoon sun and browse through the sculpture garden before heading into the museum to cool down. The sculpture garden is open 7 days a week, with no additional admission fee, so you have no reason to miss it. The museum itself is open Tuesday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Mondays.

Royal Street galleries

For a more casual art experience, take a stroll down Royal Street in the French Quarter (it’s one block over from the famous Bourbon Street). You’ll find dozens of tiny galleries here, each one filled with photographs, paintings, and other various styles of artwork. A few notable galleries are Le Jardin, Tresor Gallery, Rodrigue Studio, Gallery Burguieres, Franke Relle Photography Gallery, and Angela King Gallery. However, it’s really best to just stroll down the street and walk in the galleries as you see them. You might come across some antique shops or cafes worth checking out between galleries. Not to mention that you’ll probably catch a few street performers to add to the experience.

Learn about World War II history at the city's National WWII Museum

It would be impossible to write about New Orleans museums without mentioning The National World War II Museum. See World War II history through stories, artifacts, immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and more. As the nation's official WWII museum, it houses over 250,000 artifacts, many of which are on display, although some are stored for research purposes. Various events, shows, lectures, and other exhibits throughout the year enhance the experience for visitors.

Luckily for you, the museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keep in mind that it’s closed for Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Other Sightseeing Options in New Orleans

Want to discover all there is to do in New Orleans? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about New Orleans

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 66 reviews

Moving, informative, beautifully done. The museum was the highlight of our trip to New Orleans. My granddaughter and I both soaked up each exhibit and experience. I wish I could have stayed longer; the narratives were numerous and I didn’t have time to listen to them all. The movie was more than worth the extra time and expense.

Great experience, the museum is just amazing, very nice building and all the contents are really interesting, even if you are not too much into history, you will enjoy it!

Schedule plenty of time. This could easily be a full day activity. We were there almost 5 hrs and did not see everything.

I enjoyed learning about history that was properly documented

Make sure you have 3-4 hours to see all the displays.