Guided tour

Tour Tremé: African American & Creole History Tour

Tour Tremé: African American & Creole History Tour

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Explore the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans 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.

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Duration 87 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the center of New Orleans Creole culture
  • Visit the birthplace of jazz and the modern brass band tradition
  • See locations from the HBO series "Tremé"
Full description
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 area, 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 neighborhood story.
  • Tour conducted by a licensed guide who is a local historian
  • Entry fee for Treme Petit Jazz Museum
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • For your comfort we recommend comfortable walking shoes and sun protection
  • Ticket for the for Treme Petit Jazz Museum is included in the tour price
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 77 reviews

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We had an excellent time on our tour of the Treme neighborhood! Our guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhood and New Orleans in general. I thought it was a nice touch that our guide played some music as we were walking from stop to stop to really help us get into the jazz spirit. Would definitely book with this company again the next time I'm in town (and the free hurricane at the end of the tour didn't hurt!)

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July 25, 2022

This tour takes you to the authentic New Orleans. I learned history that made the city what it is. Erin our tour guide was awesome. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. If you want to learn about New Orleans that's not the French Quarter this is the one to take

October 18, 2021

The Tour of Tremé was amazing. We were able to see so many iconic locations during this walking tour. Although we were in the heat of the day, our tour guide, Malika, was very considerate by making sure we were in the shaded areas as we stopped and she gave us more in-depth information about each place. We were even able to experience a special prayer ritual at the Prayer tree in Congo Square. Malika took her time throughout the tour to share her wealth of knowledge on New Orleans and it’s vast cultural history. She took her time and did not rush us through the process. Overall, we had an absolutely great time on this tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning, not just about Tremé, but also about New Orleanian history.

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August 2, 2021

Product ID: 13367