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Evergreen Plantation Tours and Reviews

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This post is a review of Evergreen Plantation with info on tickets, tours, and an online review analysis. Evergreen Plantation is one of the most complete plantation complexes in both the state and the southern United States. The plantation has an impressive 37 buildings, including 22 original slave cabins still in their double row line up. This land is unique in that it is still an operating plantation. This experience allows travelers a chance to truly capture the essence of plantation life. 

Getting There

Visiting Hours and Tickets

History of Evergreen

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New Orleans in One Day Tour

New Orleans in a Day Tour

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Our New Orleans in a Day Tour bridges the essential New Orleans sights, as well as some off-the-beaten-path alternatives, in a single day. Through a mix of walking and public transit, including the iconic St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, we’ll see the Garden District, the French Quarter, the Marigny, and City Park, as well as the beautiful corridors between.

 

New Orleans Full Day Tour

 

The tour begins in the Garden District, where we will visit Lafayette Cemetery #1, a classic above-ground cemetery. From here we’ll see Commander’s Palace, one of the city’s most famous restaurants, and 19th-century homes built by early American arrivals to New Orleans and owned by stars of film, literature, and sports. The historic St. Charles Avenue Streetcar will then bring us toward the French Quarter along the same route taken by Mardi Gras parades each year.

In the French Quarter, we’ll walk Bourbon Street, the center of the neighborhood’s nightlife, and Royal Street, its hub for antiques, art, and street music. In Jackson Square, we’ll see the place where the city began, including its historic structures, such as St. Louis Cathedral, and one of its many ghost stories. Nearby, we’ll find a shop and temple devoted to the voodoo religion. .  After passing by the famous Café du Monde, we’ll walk along the Mississippi River and through the French Market, where we’ll pause for lunch, with all kinds of local cuisine on offer. We’ll finish our time around the French Quarter by visiting its neighbor, the Marigny, home of Frenchmen Street, where the city’s music scene is concentrated.

Finally, we’ll set off along beautiful Esplanade Avenue, an oak-tree-lined row of Creole mansions, on our way to City Park. There, we’ll cross Bayou St. John, passing the New Orleans Museum of Art and the 800-year-Old Dueling Oak on our way to the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. We’ll conclude our time together at Morning Call, a locals’ destination for coffee and beignets, set among live oak trees by a tranquil bayou, with the French Quarter just a streetcar ride away.

This is a pay-what-you-will tour.  There is no cost to sign up. Many establishments we will pass are cash-only, and guests should come with enough cash to purchase water if needed, lunch in the French Market, and public transit.  A day pass for the city’s streetcar and bus system costs $3/person and can be purchased during the tour.  Be sure to read our guide to New Orleans streetcars.

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.  

Where: Meets on the southwest corner of Prytania St. and Washington Ave. (next to the white wall).  Please use our Google map for directions to the start of the tour.   Look for your guide in orange with the Free Tours by Foot logo.

Garden District Meeting Point

Duration: Approximately 5-6 hours. 

When: Sunday, April 16th @ 10:00 am  | More dates to follow

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

Save more money in New Orleans with a tourist discount pass and consider a swamp tour and a plantation tour.

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The Voodoo Museum in New Orleans

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New Orleans has a reputation as a city of all things mysterious, unusual and downright eerie. So naturally, the Voodoo Museum is right at home in New Orleans. This post provides essential information for visiting this one of a kind museum as well as an analysis of reviews from guests to the Museum.  The museum has a collection of artifacts, a shop and offers guided readings and tours, all of which are explained below.   This is just 1 of 25 top things to do in the French Quarter.

Directions And Tickets

Tours And Readings

Gift Shop

 


 

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New Orleans on a Budget

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This post is a travel guide for visiting New Orleans on a budget. As a city famous for tourism, New Orleans can seem to require a lot of cash. But a closer look at the French Quarter, and especially a look at neighborhoods beyond the French Quarter, can reveal lots of affordable or free options. Here are some insider tips for how to make the most of your time in the amazing city of New Orleans on a budget.

Tours
Discount Passes & Affordable Attractions
Accommodations
Music
Transportation
Food and drink

 

 


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How to Get Preservation Hall tickets

Preservation Hall in New Orleans

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This post is about attending a jazz performance at Preservation Hall in New Orleans.  Jazz and the Big Easy go hand in hand, and in 1961, Preservation Hall opened to share and protect this cultural institution. Each night of the week, you can attend an intimate gathering to watch and listen to the traditions being passed down from one musician to the next generation.  New Orleans and Jazz. They go hand in hand. And in 1961, Preservation Hall opened to share and protect this cultural institution. Any night of the week, you can attend an intimate gathering to hear the traditions being passed down from one generation of musicians to the next.  And be sure to check our our free Music, Arts and More Tour of New Orleans, every Friday and Saturday @2:30 pm.


Tickets and Schedule

Directions

Other Live Music Options


 

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New Orleans Ghost Tours and Haunted Tours

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This is a comparison post of the best New Orleans ghost tours, but also vampire, voodoo, haunted houses and haunted pub crawl tours in New Orleans (including our own pay-what-you-like ghost and voodoo tours).  See prices, schedules and a description of what you can expect from each tour.  No matter what kind of spooky activity you’re looking for, chances are that you’ll find something to enjoy on the list below.

Ghost Tours
Voodoo Tours
Vampire Tours
Haunted Pub Crawls
All-in-One Tours
Ghost Hunt and Haunted House Tours

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New Orleans Cocktail Tour

New Orleans Cocktail Drinking Tour

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This post is about famous New Orleans cocktail drinks, where to find them, as well as a review of the various guided cocktail tours available to you in the Big Easy, including our pay-what-you-wish tour.  Is there any more appropriate place to treat yourself to a cocktail tour than New Orleans? 

Self-Guided Tour
Guided Cocktail Tours
Ghosts + Cocktails
General Drinking Tours
Deals and Discounts
History of the Cocktail

 

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New Orleans Riverboat Tour and Paddlewheel

New Orleans Riverboats, Paddleboats and Cruises

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This post compares the various different riverboat tours, paddleboat tours and cruises available to you in New Orleans to help you choose the right one from you. The two most popular cruises are aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler and Steamboat Natchez (details below), but you can hop a ferry for just a few dollars. Each offers a variety of tour types to choose from. We narrowed down our favorites and compiled a list that describes each trip based on experience type, ticket price, and duration.

Daytime/Lunch Cruises
Evening/Dinner Cruises
Public $2 Ferries
Kayak Tours
Combination Packages
Swamp Tours

 

 

 


If you are considering purchasing tourist discount packages, keep in mind that some of these cruises are included at no additional cost in the New Orleans Power Pass.


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Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street New Orleans | 12 Awesome Places to Hear Live Music

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If you want to explore New Orleans like a local, come to Frenchmen Street. New Orleans is known for its music, food, and culture, and, just outside the French Quarter, funky Frenchmen Street might be its heart. Frenchmen Street is great for live music, food and drinks. Think of Frenchmen Street as the more sophisticated older brother to Bourbon—the place to go to enjoy restaurants, bars, and night clubs without all the strip clubs and neon lights.

Be sure to check out our guided tour of Frenchmen Street and the Marigny.

 

 

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