New Orleans: Tremé African American & Creole History Tour

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Explore the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans to learn about the history of jazz and the civil rights movement. You'll visit a laundromat that’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Slave.

Highlights

  • Discover the center of New Orleans Creole culture
  • Visit the birthplace of jazz and the modern brass band tradition
  • See locations from the HBO series 'Tremé'
  • Learn about the music that shaped New Orleans

Description

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.

Includes

Tour conducted by a licensed guide who is a local historian

Important Information

  • For your comfort we recommend comfortable walking shoes and sun protection
  • Ticket for the for Treme Petit Jazz Museum is included in the tour price

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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