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Treme's Petit Jazz Museum

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Tour Tremé: African American & Creole History Tour

1. Tour Tremé: African American & Creole History Tour

Take a guided walking tour of Tremé, the birthplace of New Orleans jazz and the center of the city’s Creole culture. Your licensed guide, a local historian, will tell you about this vibrant neighborhood’s African-American history and the rise of the civil rights movement. As you explore this area, you’ll visit St. Augustine Church, The Tomb of the Unknown Slave, and the only laundromat that made its way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Jelly Roll Morton, Alphonse Picou, and Trombone Shorty are just some of the New Orleans jazz greats who were born here. Along the way you’ll see locations from the set of the HBO series Tremé and learn about the city’s modern brass band tradition. Today this neighborhood is still home to musicians as well as artists and craftsmen who contribute to the development of the ongoing neighborhood story.

New Orleans: Private Food, Jazz, and Culture Walking Tour

2. New Orleans: Private Food, Jazz, and Culture Walking Tour

Visit what is arguably one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the United States on a private guided tour of New Orleans. Discover a side of the Crescent City that continues to stretch its deep roots throughout the United States and beyond. Take a stroll around the Tremé neighborhood, and explore the history of this quarter, which dates back to the 1720s when free people of color made their homes here. Over the years, Tremé and its residents have had a lasting impact on the culture, food, and music of New Orleans and, on this tour, you'll learn about and experience the vibrant and rich traditions, history, and flavors of the area. Walk past the Petit Jazz Museum and the New Orleans African American Museum. Stop to see the Tomb of the Unknown Slave, and see some of the most vibrant Creole architecture found in New Orleans, from cottages to double shotguns to townhouses, all dating back to the 1800s. Enjoy a delicious Creole-Southern meal at a restaurant frequented by locals and hear about some of the most celebrated musicians, civil rights activists, and artists in the South.

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What people are saying about Treme's Petit Jazz Museum

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 75 reviews

We had an excellent time on our tour of the Treme neighborhood! Our guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhood and New Orleans in general. I thought it was a nice touch that our guide played some music as we were walking from stop to stop to really help us get into the jazz spirit. Would definitely book with this company again the next time I'm in town (and the free hurricane at the end of the tour didn't hurt!)

Phil was a tremendous tour guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about New Orleans, it’s history and the neighborhood! We loved the Treme tour - even our 8 year olds were engaged and interested the entire time. Would tour again with Phil in a heartbeat!

The tour was very insightful and provided a lot of unexpected information that increases the appreciation and respect for my culture. It was excellent and we are so thankful we booked this an addition to our trip.

My experience was great there is a lot of information relayed. If Erin is your guide be sure to get her website I look forward to accessing it for a revision of what I learned and so much more history of Treme.

Quite informative, the guide shared with us very interesting facts about the history and culture of Tremé.