French Quarter History Tour

Few cities in America have a storied past like New Orleans. Join Gallivanter as we show you the history of the French Quarter. You'll never look at New Orleans and the French Quarter in the same way again

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There are few neighborhoods in America with a more interesting history than New Orleans' French Quarter. The French Quarter has been the heart of New Orleans since her founding in 1718 and continues to entice and fascinate visitors from all over the world.

History is best told through the stories of the people who made the history. So, instead of focusing on buildings and architecture, our French Quarter History Tour tells the story of the French Quarter through the people who built and lived here. Sure, the Civil War and Yellow Fever had an impact on the French Quarter, but what was the day-to-day life like for French Quarter residents throughout the centuries? We like to look at the people who shaped history and created the stories on our History Tour of the French Quarter, and we think you'll like getting to know them, as well.

Some of the topics you'll hear about on the Tour include:

  • The Founding of New Orleans
  • The French and Spanish periods of Rule
  • The Battle of New Orleans
  • The Civil War
  • Post Civil War Race Relations
  • Storyville
  • and much more!
One of the historic sites on our French Quarter History Tour

French Quarter History Tour Info

7 days per week

11am and 4pm | 90 Minutes

Ages 12+: $19.99 | Ages 6-11: $9.99 | Ages 5 & under: Free

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Why are Tours in the French Quarter so popular?

Buying Tickets for our French Quarter History Tour

You must purchase tickets in advance - we often sell out

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Buying tickets online is fast and secure with Gallivanter. Just click the button to buy tickets online, select your tour, and enter your info. Your tickets will be emailed to you immediately.

By Phone

Our friendly Guest Services Reps are available from 9 am - 1 am, 7 days per week at 1-855-448-6877. We can answer any questions you may have, take your order, and email your tickets right away!

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