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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Discover the Magical and Mysterious History of New Orleans' French Quarter with Gallivanter Tours

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!
Sunday-Saturday: 10 am and 3 pm
Ages 12+: $19.99
Ages 6-11: $9.99
Ages 5 & under: Free
All Ages
History Tour

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You're not the only one wanting to join us for a Cemetery Tour. Our tours in New Orleans often sell out. We wouldn't want you to just show up and find there are not any tickets left. You must purchase your tickets in advance.

Highlights of our French Quarter History Tour

Vaults, Tombs and more!

Do you know what an Oven Vault is? Or how a family tomb can hold so many bodies? On our St. Louis Cemetery Tour, our tour guides will show you examples of each and tell you exactly how they were used.

St. Louis Cemetery #1 has an impressive number of Oven Vaults, Society Tombs and Family Tombs. Not only will you get to see them but you'll hear the interesting stories about the people laid to rest inside of them.

Voodoo has an interesting history in St. Louis Cemetery #1. One our Cemetery Tours we'll tell you about the connection between Voodoo and this New Orleans Cemetery

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New Orleans's #1 History Tour

Gallivanter Tours offers the most requested History Tour in New Orleans. Don't take the chance with lesser known 'bargain tour companies'. Go with the proven best, in Gallivanter Tours.

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Group Rates

if you're buying tickets for the Cemetery Tour, for 15 or more people you'll save money!

Where does our French Quarter History Tour start?

The Cabildo 701 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA, 70130


Parking in the French Quarter is at a premium. While you can take a chance and try for on-street parking, we highly suggest that you walk to the starting location of our Cemetery Tour. You can also take a cab or a pedicab.

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Our French Quarter History Tour often sells out

Our tours often sell out quickly. Don't wait until the last minute to purchase your tickets. You can purchase them online or by calling us at (855) 44TOURS.