New Orleans: Pestilence and Plagues Guided Tour

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Join a walking tour of New Orleans and learn about the infectious outbreaks that plagued this city. Follow your guide as you walk through the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, the French Quarter.

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  • Uncover a different side of New Orleans' history on a guided tour
  • Learn about the epidemics that plagued the Crescent City
  • Discover how Yellow Fever, Cholera, and other diseases spread
  • Explore the areas where diseases ran rampant
  • Hear tales of resilience and find out how New Orleans recovered


Discover a different side of New Orleans on a guided tour focused on the Crescent City's history of pestilence and plagues. Listen to stories about contagious residents, infectious mosquitos, and resilient recoveries as you wander through the French Quarter. New Orleans' history is rife with epidemics that killed thousands. Learn about the squalid conditions that led to rampant disease outbreaks and hear inspiriting tales of how the city coped with these situations. Hear about unconventional medical practices and the role that voodoo and religion played in trying to contain the uncontainable. End your walking tour in the heart of the French Quarter and feel free to ask your guide for directions or recommendations on where to go after your tour. 


French Quarter walking tour Professional guide

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine The total distance walked is about 1 mile The tour may run over the allotted time

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