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Treme Jazz & Cultural Tour

New Orleans, United States

Experience hosted by Nancy

2 hours
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Guests will guided on a 2 hour walking tour of Treme, the oldest African American neighborhood in the United States and the birthplace of jazz. Along with colorful stories, I will play music tracks at each stop on the tour AND provide you with a specially curated Spotify playlist! You will learn about the history and architecture as well as fascinating stories about Iconic musicians including Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, Sidney Bechet, Mahalia Jackson, Danny Barker and the Treme jazz family dynasties! Stroll and listen to songs and stories about New Orleans legends Dave Bartholomew, Ernie K-Doe, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Neville Brothers and The Meters! Guests will be introduced to Mardi Gras Indian culture and the importance of Congo Square and Saint Augustine Church. It is a gorgeous Creole and Caribbean influenced neighborhood just steps from the French Quarter!
Other things to note
Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and seasonal sun protection. Coffee, refreshments and bathrooms will be available midway through the experience with a stop at Treme Coffee House 1501 St Philip Street halfway through the tour.
Guests will guided on a 2 hour walking tour of Treme, the oldest African American neighborhood in the United States and the birthplace of jazz. Along with colorful stories, I will play music tracks at each stop on the tour AND provide you with a specially curated Spotify playlist! You will learn about the history and architecture as well as fascinating stories about Iconic musicians including Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, Sidney Bechet, Mahali…

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Meet your host, Nancy

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Nancy is a licensed tour guide and college lecturer of fine arts, including jazz history and architecture. She has served as a docent at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Prospect 3. She is a resident of the historic Treme neighborhood and a member of the Acting Company at Southern Rep Theatre on Bayou Road.
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Where you'll be

Guests will tour Armstrong Park with stops at Congo Square to discuss its significance and admire sculptures of famous jazz musicians AND listen to their music! We will make stops at St. Augustine Church & Tomb of Unknown Slave, Backstreet Cultural Museum, N.O. African American Museum and visit historic Claiborne Avenue, Tuba Fats Square & Candlelight Lounge! Midway, we’ll stop for a break at Treme Coffee House, a historic creole cottage!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 55 reviews.

Kristen
April 2021
Nancy was an amazing tour guide, truly telling us the unbiased history of NOLA. When I come back I would go on her tour again.
Paul
April 2021
Nancy is an excellent tour guide! She was clearly passionate about the Treme and had put a lot of thought into the tour, music selections, etc. She provided insight that we would never have had on our own. Highly recommend this tour!
Urszula
April 2021
Nancy so obviously enjoys everything New Orleans and music. We had the good fortune of running into a real second line from a funeral. Very special day!!!
Booker
April 2021
Nancy was a awesome hostess and was well versed in the knowledge of the area. She also shows very genuine compassion for what she talks about.
Amy
April 2021
Nancy’s knowledge of the history of the jazz culture in New Orleans really opened our eyes. This tour is a must-do for anyone visiting New Orleans. My 2 children, 9 and 12 loved it as well. Thank you Nancy!
Chrissy
March 2021
The tour was amazing and a must have for exploring the culture and music of new orleans! I was told some amazing stories and the coffee/ tea was an added bonus :)

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

Sun protection