Guided tour

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

Activity provider: WeVenture (National)

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

Activity provider: WeVenture (National)

From US$ 29 per person

Discover New Orleans' rich history of jazz with a guided walking tour of Armstrong Park and leave with a newfound appreciation for American music, New Orleans’ famous residents, art, and jazz.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Step back in time as you trace the beginnings of the great music genre of jazz
  • Hear how Louis Armstrong became one of the most well-known musicians of his time
  • Visit Congo Square, one of the earliest spaces for people of color to socialize
  • Discover how European descendants and enslaved people led to the birth of jazz
  • If you are lucky, you may hear some live jazz by street performers or groups
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants aged 5 and older must present either proof of initial vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of Louis Armstrong Park, under the archway.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  •  This tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation
  •  In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations
  •  For more information on COVID mandates, please visit ready.nola.gov/restrictions

Product ID: 411240