Discover the history of the oldest African American neighbourhood in the United States when you take our fantastic tour of Tremé. You will stroll through the pretty, tree-lined streets where Jazz was born, and see the famous Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square.
Treme Neighborhood Tour
We will meet up in the morning on St Philip street in the heart of New Orleans before beginning our fantastic guided tour of the Tremé neighbourhood. For two hours, we will explore the historic streets of the oldest African American neighbourhood in the United States. This district was built in the 18th-century, to house both Caucasians and free persons of colour, when freedom was just a dream for most African Americans in the country.
We will visit St. Augustine's Catholic Church, the first black catholic parish in the United States. Discover how the Spanish law of Coartación offered slaves a stake in society and how the growing free black population was augmented by refugees from Spanish Cuba, with the neighbourhood's mix of black and white, and enslaved and free people influenced the political, economic and cultural events that would shape black America and define the New Orleans we know today.
We will stroll through the streets lined with traditional 'Creole cottages' to admire the vernacular architecture which characterized the buildings of the deep south at the turn of the 19th-Century. In Louis Armstrong Park, we will pay tribute to the genius of jazz and you will hear all about the origins of this revolutionary music and how it was born in Treme.
After two hours hearing all about the origins of New Orleans and its Afro-American culture.
Seniors over 65 years oldUS$ 30
Youths from 12 to 17 years oldUS$ 30
Children from 5-12 years oldUS$ 25
Children under 5Free
The tour is exclusively in English.
Local guide with expertise in art and history
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
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Yes (you must attend with a carer).
1501 St. Philip Street