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New Orleans Music Heritage Tour

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New Orleans, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take a walk through 300 years of New Orleans’ musical history on this tour led by a local Louisiana record man. Discover how the city became the heart and soul of the American blues scene, and visit legendary music-making haunts including Preservation Jazz Hall, Place de Armes, the Royal Orleans Hotel and several recording studios. Stroll down iconic Bourbon and Frenchmen streets while hearing tales of local jazz and blues legends like Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong and more.
  • Visit the former homes and haunts of local legends including Danny Parker, Louis Armstrong and James Booker
  • Stroll past recording studios, hotels and venues in the French Quarter and Treme neighborhoods
  • Listen to clips of New Orleans blues, jazz and gospel along the way through Bluetooth speakers
  • Led by a local record producer with 20 years of industry experience
Gratuities

Departure Point

Louisiana Music Factory, 421 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Return Details

712 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Music Heritage Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Music Heritage Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Music Heritage Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Music Heritage Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans Music Heritage Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Music Heritage Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Music Heritage Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Music Heritage Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Music Heritage Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Music Heritage Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I have recommended this tour to friends heading to New Orleans at least twice in the past few months." See review
  • "The walk is easy and fun with lots of live music along the way, but if we hit a quiet spot, Keith has portable music with him!" See review

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star-5
Fun music tour!
Michele_K
, Mar 2020
Lots of fun, a great introduction to the music scene in New Orleans. Keith is a great guide; the only problem is that there's so much to say, and only so much time to say it! Awesome to know we were staying very close to Cosimo Matassa's old studio! We later shopped at Louisiana Music Factory.
star-5
Highly recommend
Lenoratrapp
, Feb 2020
Keith Abel of Abel tours great music tour! He is energetic and very knowledgeable NOLA music history. Awesome tour and would Highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks! We enjoyed having you two along for the tour.✌🏽♥️🎶
star-4
Good tour, a ton of information
arherzog4
, Jan 2020
The guide was more than knowledgeable, a wealth-spring of information . The tour wasn't so much my cup of tea, as I could have gone with a little less detail and more about artists I would have known, but my musical fiance really enjoyed all the extra information. We had a little problem getting there because of the public transit being re-routed, but the guide waited for us and was pleasant and welcoming.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thanks! I know it can be overwhelming, after all Ernie K. Doe did say "I'm not sure but I believe ALL music came from New Orleans!"
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Walking Tour
KimW2602
, Jul 2019
Lots of information. Would like to hear more about Preservation Hall and Frenchman Street. The guy has lots of info, but needs to be able to gauge when he's losing his audience and move on.
star-5
Great Tour
vanessaj753
, May 2019
We had a great tour, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. The group had a great time with him. Would do the tour again.
star-5
Keith knows his stuff
Gary E
, Apr 2019
Keith is a wealth of knowledge on history and music. Relaxed pace and a refreshment/restroom break. Would highly recommend to anyone with any interest in the history of NOLA music.
star-5
Very Informational
Journey57174910605
, Mar 2019
What a great day learning about New Orleans and the music heritage. Very fun just not long enough to learn everything he had to teach us.
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Keith brought music to life.
Happiness54485544912
, Mar 2019
We enjoyed this tour. Keith is fun and knowledgeable about the history of music in New Orleans. He took great pictures for us and help us understand the music scene in New Orleans. If you like music and history, this tour is a great mix.
star-5
Fun Walkabout!
chandlerlto
, Oct 2018
Enjoyed this walk through the French Quarter and Frenchmen’s Street. The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. Great fun listing to the music he had with him as week soaked up the feel of the French Quarter. Abvious the Guide loved the subject of Jazz!
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Awful
, Aug 2018
This was the worse tour I’ve ever been on. We stood in the rain for about 30 minutes while the guide rambled on about nothing. Then as we are walking nobody could follow what he was talking about. If you are in NOLA DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR IT WAS HORRIBLE.

Product code: 18254P1

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