6 Hour Private Historical Driving and Walking Tour 1-6 People Starting times for the tour is 9:00AM. NFLUENTIAL HISTORY - ARCHITECTURAL DELIGHTS - HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS - CULTURAL ARTS - ICONIC CEMETERIES - INSPIRATIONAL CUISINEMichaela’s Tours is not your ordinary Tour. This is your opportunity for a Truly Unique Shared Experience with a Multi-Generational New Orleanian! This tour allows you to fully immerse yourself in the History and Culture of the CityFor those who are accustomed to the finer things in life, we have created a comprehensive itinerary exploring many of the distinctive landmarks that define the History of New Orleans’ heritage and Culture as it’s been continually shaped by various international influences. The charm of bygone New Orleans is a treasure that will be experienced on our tours.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LouisianaFounded by the French in 1718, the French Quarter is New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood. Created from centuries of influence from immigrants across the globe, the Vieux Carré tells ages-old stories of trade, food, drink, architecture, wars, and pirates.From cast iron balconies and walled courtyards, to colorful Creole cottages and townhouses, the “Vieux Carré” is a unique collection of historic French, Spanish, Creole, and American architecture.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: 1850 House, New Orleans, LouisianaThe Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings, which line the St. Ann and St. Peter Street sides of Jackson Square, were built in 1850 by the Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba, daughter of Don Andres Almonester y Roxas, the Spanish colonial landowner associated with the neighboring Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral, and Presbytere. They are believed to be the oldest apartment houses in the United States.Inspired by the imposing Parisian architecture the Baroness favored, the distinctive rowhouses were intended to serve as both elegant residences and fine retail establishments. In 1921 the Pontalba family sold the Lower Pontalba Building to philanthropist William Ratcliff Irby who subsequently, in 1927, bequeathed it to the State Museum.To illustrate the landmark's historical significance, the State Museum has recreated what one of the residences would have looked like during the Antebellum era when the Baroness Pontalba first opened her doors. Faithfully furnished with domestic goods, decorative arts and art of the period, the 1850 House depicts middle class family life during the most prosperous period in New Orleans' history.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: St Louis Cemetery No 2, New Orleans, LouisianaLocated three blocks from St Louis No. 1 on Claiborne Ave, St Louis No. 2 was concentrated in 1823 and is the resting place of notable New Orleanians jazz and blues musicians such as Danny Barker and Ernie K Doe.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans, LouisianaDesignated as an official Historic District, the Faubourg Marigny was one of the first "Suburbs" of New Orleans, it is filled with colorful shotgun homes, quaint Creole cottages, and more commercial and industrial buildings make up the urban landscape in the Marigny/Bywater. Ornamental wrought iron decorates many of the homes in this area.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Hurricane Katrina Memorial, New Orleans, LouisianaLower Ninth WardDiscover the diversity of New Orleanian architecture in these neighborhoods. You’ll find everything from shotgun houses to cottages to California Craftsman-style bungalows, and the Ninth Ward will show you the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina on a community of houses. Learn about the inspiring rebuilding efforts of Habitat for Humanity, Musicians' Village, and other modern style homes in these areas including Brad Pitt’s famous Make it Right homes.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: New Orleans City Park, New Orleans, LouisianaServing as New Orleans' largest outdoor attraction since 1854, City Park is one of the oldest parks in the country. With its iconic oak trees and picturesque moss canopies, this 1,300 acre green space brings in millions of visitors each year. Cafe Du Monde, Sculpture Garden, NOMA, many other and activities within the park itself. With multiple themed gardens, biking and walking paths, live concerts, an amusement park and the World's largest grove of mature ancient live oak trees, City Park has something for everyone!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Garden District, New Orleans, LouisianaLaid out in 1833. Annexed by New Orleans in 1852. Grand mansions, St. Charles Streetcar, Magazine Street shopping, Famous universities, Audubon Park and ZooUptown and the Garden District are known for the variety of historic homes, from colorful row houses to Classic Revival mansions and charming cottages shadowed by giant oak trees. These beautiful homes and gardens line many blocks of this neighborhood, making it most famous for its stunning architecture.Duration: 1 hourStop At: St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, New Orleans, LouisianaLess visited than its counterparts, Cemetery No. 3 offers a piece of rest and quietude for those both above and below ground. Established in 1854, each tomb recounts a chapter in New Orleans' rich history"”from immigration patterns to floods and yellow fever outbreaks. Walk the rows to see marble and stone grave-sites that are themselves works of art.Duration: 30 minutes