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Treme Jazz & Creole History Tour

history walk

Treme Jazz & Creole History Tour

Duration
9 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English
history walk

Treme Jazz & Creole History Tour

history walk

Treme Jazz & Creole History Tour

Duration
9 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

In the morning, you will be picked up to begin a tour of the historic Treme neighborhood. See Congo Square where slaves gathered and modern American music was born. See Armstrong Park, St. Augustine Church and the Tomb of the Unknown Slave. Learn about Jazz history, civil rights struggles and the famous culture bearers who made New Orleans what is is today. Walk along historic streets and learn about traditional Creole architecture and what the past, present and future hold for this area. For lunch you will head up into Cajun Country for some delicious locally caught seafood. Try rabbit gumbo, soft shell crab, alligator or frog legs and explore an attached market for culinary souvenirs. After lunch you head to Whitney Plantation for a 2 hour tour. Learn about the slave history of Louisiana and hear stories from slaves who lived here. Tour the property, and then there is a 1 hour drive back to New Orleans. Get home between 5 and 6pm. Along the way you will learn about the nature & history of the areas you are traveling through.

Your host

Learn more about Jake

Jake

I'm an expert guide who loves teaching people about the nature and culture of New Orleans. I'm a musician who knows about the musical history and live music scene here and I enjoy helping direct people to great shows, parades and cultural events around town. I love cooking and enjoy sharing the local culinary traditions with visitors and taking them to great food spots. I teach about the history of Louisiana including Cajun and Creole culture.

What's included

Tickets
Treme Walking Tour (driving available for $50 more per person) and Whitney Plantation Tour.
Transportation
Safe and comfortable van transportation, personal hotel pickup.

Where you'll be

The Treme is famous for its rich and storied history, and for features in documentaries and TV series. It is where most of our famous musicians came up. Congo Square is the only place slaves could socialize and make music. St. Augustine Church is the oldest black catholic church in the nation. Then visit a unique and delicious Cajun seafood joint for lunch. After that, Whitney Plantation - a historic sugar farm and slave history museum.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Both tours are walking tours unless you request otherwise. Van transport for Treme tour can be purchased. Come prepared to spend plenty of time outside but everything is nice and slow and easy.

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Jake
Treme Jazz & Creole History Tour
New experience
$236/person
New experience
$236/person