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New Orleans, United States
New Orleans Music Heritage Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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
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2-hour musical walking tour with an experienced guide
Gratuities
Louisiana Music Factory , 421 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Departure Point: Louisiana Music Factory Address: 421 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 Dates: Daily

712 Royal St , 712 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Most days musicians are playing (busking in the street) where we end the tour, behind St. Louis Cathedral.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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
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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.
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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.

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star-5
Awesome!
Tana_B
, Apr 2022
We loved the amount of musical history Keith had.. We also appreciated the music he provided to explain what he talked about. He talked about slavery as it related to the music in a very respectful way. We had a wonderful time.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks! Great time and a very beautiful day, so glad to have you join us, we appreciate your kind words.
star-5
Great time!
Ben_B
, Apr 2022
We were amazed by all the clubs on Frenchmen Street. Our tour guide, Keith, was very informative and entertaining. We enjoyed the Buddy Bolden story.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you, your wonderful family were a joy to share out fine city! All my best, Keith
star-5
Fun, energetic tour.
Daniel_M
, Mar 2022
Good story telling, hit the hot spots. Gave a brief overview of the history of music in New Orleans as well as a tour of some of the historical buildings.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks, great weather and guests truly a fun time.
star-5
Learn more than you ever knew possible about NOLA music history
Patricia_V
, Mar 2022
Had a great tour with Keith during our recent stay in NOLA. He is oh so knowledgeable - we learned so much! - and oh so entertaining! Two hours flew by, and we wished it had been longer, as I'm sure he barely scratched the surface of his knowledge of New Orleans music. Highly recommended! A bargain!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much. It was a blast having y'all on the tour! Come back and see us again soon.
star-5
So many wonderful stories...
Lynn_N
, Mar 2022
So many wonderful stories and histories were shared, at appropriate New Orleans sites, along with music! One of the best!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you! Great time and a beautiful day, so glad you joined us.
star-5
We learned so much!
Amanda_A
, Mar 2022
We were very lucky to have Keith as our tour guide. His knowledge about music heritage and his storytelling abilities really brought the tour to life. You can tell he is very passionate about the subject. We learned so much on this tour, listened to some great music, and left the tour with a new appreciation for the history of music in the New Orleans area.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you! Man, what fun- you guys were awesome. Hope you come back soon.
star-5
Excellent tour. A must do for anyone interested at all in music
Marc_P
, Mar 2022
Keith was great! A wealth of knowledge and conveyed it in a fun easy-going way. Of all our tours while in New Orleans, this was by far the best one. If you have any interest in music/music history this is a must go tour.
star-5
Awesome tour
Penny_L
, Mar 2022
Keith is an awesome tour guide. A little bit quirky, a lot of fun, and everything NOLA! His knowledge of musical history is amazing. We learned so much and listened to great music along the way!! Thank you Keith! Great tour!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Had so much fun! Beautiful smiles make the tour a joy. Thank you.
star-5
The Greatest History of Jazz Ever Told in less than 2 hours!
Henry_G
, Feb 2022
Keith brilliantly tells the story of New Orleans Jazz from its infancy in the 1800s to the present in less than two hours! A mind blowing experience!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Great time, chilly weather but warm hearts! Thank you.
star-5
Very informative tour,...
Sheri_M
, Feb 2022
Very informative tour, casual stroll around Marigny & the French Quarter. Good recommendations for local activities.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thanks, it was fun sharing the morning with you two.
star-5
Much more than expected
Stephen_R
, Feb 2022
Keith shared his breadth of knowledge. I am certain that although the highlights remain the same, no two tours would be the same. Having music to move from spot to spot was great and to the depth of the tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thanks Stephen, I had a great time with y'all! When you come back, we'll Eat our way across New Orleans.
star-1
As bad as it gets
Robert_L
, Dec 2021
The”guide” rambled on about his own personal experiences. Who cares? The”music” was from an iPhone and a small speaker on his hip. After 10 minutes we couldn’t stand it and left.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Funny how the other guests of this tour-- the concert pianist and her husband, plus the other two guests, had a blast listening to 'music' for over a 2 hour period. Hope someday you find joy. All the best.
star-5
Awesome!
TAMMY_G
, Dec 2021
Great accompaniment to jazz museum tour. Keith is a great tour g uide and adds a personal touch to the tour. Best thing I did this week!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you and if was a joy having you on the tour. All my best, Keith.
star-5
Keith rocks!
Robert_N
, Dec 2021
Keith was a fantastic guide! He is very knowledgeable and shared a lot of non-traditional / obscure information with me. We also ran into local music legend C.C. Adcock at the start of the tour as an unexpected bonus. For a music lover for me, this tour was great!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks, what a great morning in New Orleans! Hope to see you soon.
star-5
Great
Anonymous
, Nov 2021
The knowledge of the guide was wonderful. He added so much to the tour. Great experience I would recommend this tour to everyone.
star-5
Best music tour guide ever!!
RON_C
, Oct 2021
Keith’s deep and passionate knowledge of music history made for a fascinating tour. We over his delivery and humor. So much fun.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you, feels so good to have 'my people back.' Trying times for the past two years, your group was a delight to spend the afternoon. ✌🏽❤🎶
star-5
Unique perspective on New Orleans -- don't miss!
Kristen_P
, Sep 2021
I couldn't recommend this tour more. Keith had a deep knowledge of the music scene in New Orleans, complete with many colorful stories. He was also very friendly, seemed to know everyone in town, and we had a blast walking around with him. I wouldn't miss this one!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
You guys were so much Fun! Thank you
star-5
Fantastic Tour!!!
Ed_C
, Jul 2021
Keith was great!! Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Loved the music along the way!! Wonderful evening!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks it was warm but the music was hot!
star-5
Keith was AWESOME!!!
Denise_E
, Jul 2021
Keith did an amazing job with the tour. Very knowledgeable and entertaining! He kept the tour exciting from beginning to end!
star-5
Amazing!
Annette_W
, Jul 2021
Amazing tour, Keith knows his stuff! Enjoyed the walk and learning the history of jazz/blues. The music Keith played during the walk was a great touch. Being a Canadian enjoyed the stop at one of the local bars! 😉 Looking forward to see the photos you took, thanks again KEITH. Cheers!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks it was fun! Great company for a fine time and the weather was even pleasant for a July evening.

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