About Tours

tourguide-smallTour Times
10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Sunday
1850 House Museum Store
(523 St. Ann St. on Jackson Square)
(504) 524-9118
Reservations not Required
Tickets $15, $10 Students

Experience a memorable two-hour walking tour in one of the oldest communities in the United States: the historic Vieux Carré in New Orleans.

Our French Quarter walking tours are conducted by city licensed guides and emphasize the history, architecture, and folklore of this fascinating city.

Tour proceeds and store proceeds benefit Friends of the Cabildo, a non-profit volunteer group organized in 1956 to provide support for the Louisiana State Museum.

In addition to other cultural institutions throughout the state, there are five museums in the New Orleans French Quarter that are operated by the Louisiana State Museum. The Cabildo traces the history of Louisiana, while the 1850 House shows life as it was in mid-nineteenth century New Orleans.

The Presbytere houses a Mardi Gras Museum and the new, interactive multimedia exhibit Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond. The Old U.S. Mint houses coinage, Preservation Hall at 50 Years and the state-of-the-art Louisiana State Museum Historical Center and Madame John’s Legacy is an architectural landmark and home to The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans.

All proceeds from our tours and other fund raising activities aid in the support of these historic sites and in the ongoing educational programming of the Louisiana State Museum.

Shop at the 1850 House Museum Store before or after your tour to for great books and mementos of your visit to New Orleans!

Please call the store about tour availability on New Years, Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest, Easter Weekend, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas.