Explore the Tremé neighborhood of the New Orleans French Quarter to learn about the history of jazz and the civil rights movement. You'll visit a laundromat that’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Slave.
What to Expect
Take a guided walking tour of Tremé, the birthplace of New Orleans jazz and the center of the city’s Creole culture. Your licensed guide, a local historian, will tell you about this vibrant neighborhood’s African-American history and the rise of the civil rights movement.
As you explore this part of the French Quarter, you’ll visit St. Augustine Church, The Tomb of the Unknown Slave, and the only laundromat that made its way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Jelly Roll Morton, Alphonse Picou, and Trombone Shorty are just some of the New Orleans jazz greats who were born here.
Along the way you’ll see locations from the set of the HBO series Tremé and learn about the city’s modern brass band tradition. Today this neighborhood is still home to musicians as well as artists and craftsmen who contribute to the development of the ongoing French Quarter story.
- Tour conducted by licensed guide who is a local historian
What's Not Included
- Food and beverages
- Tips and gratuities
The meeting point for the tour is The Voodoo Lounge, 718 N. Rampart St., on the corner of N. Rampart Street and Orleans Street. The tour starts from this point at the top of the French Quarter.
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Know Before You Go
For your comfort we recommend comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.