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New Orleans Womens’ History Scavenger Hunt

New Orleans Womens’ History Scavenger Hunt   This scavenger hunt is designed for a class I am teaching about New Orleans history and culture, but can be a fun way to explore the French Quarter and learn a little. For the answers, email or text us. To learn more about this great neighborhood, book a tour or take one of our self-guided tours while you’re in town. The hunt should take you about one hour. You’ll begin in Jackson Square and end at Café’ du Monde, where you can treat yourself to beignets and café au lait. Jackson Square is flanked by two rows of red brick apartment buildings. They were built for a woman who was from New Orleans but had spent her adult life in France. When she came home, she decided to turn her hometown square into…

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March 7, 2019

Self-guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery #2

Self-Guided Tour of St Louis Cemetery #2 We now visit this cemetery twice a day on our Two Cemeteries Tour, but if you can’t tour with us, please use this guide to explore this special, sacred place. Note: St. Louis Cemetery #2 is owned by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and is still an active…

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October 6, 2018

Self-guided French Quarter Food Tour

It may sound hard to believe, but it is difficult to put together a tasting tour of the French Quarter. Yes, we have a concentration of some of the world’s best restaurants within walking distance of each other, but as an experienced tour operator, I can tell you that these restaurants are not always amenable…

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September 2, 2018

10 Things To Do With Kids In the French Quarter (that grown-ups will enjoy, too!)

Family vacations are a great opportunity for learning about other cultures, relaxing away from regular daily pressures of work and school, and creating valuable family memories. A New Orleans vacation is a great idea for a family trip, but it’s often difficult to find activities that all family members can truly enjoy. Here is a…

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June 13, 2018

A self-guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery #1

***IMPORTANT: The City of New Orleans has closed the cemetery for extensive repairs as of September 09, 2019. There is no projected re-opening date. This article should be used as reference only until the cemetery re-opens. Libby   We visit Lafayette Cemetery #1 twice daily as part of our Garden District tour, but if you…

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May 1, 2018

A Little New Orleans Coffee History

Suzanne Stone, creator of our Fascinatin’ Women of New Orleans Tour, has compiled for us a little information about New Orleans’ coffee history. Her research was inspired by the Lonsdale mansion, which we visit daily on our Garden District walking tour. Henry Londsale and Rose Nicaud – The Coffee Connection Henry Lonsdale, born in Brooklyn…

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May 20, 2017

The Sugar Kettles of New Orleans

David Feldman, creator of Lucky Bean Tours’ JFK/Oswald Conspiracy Theory tour, shares his endless fascination with all aspects of Louisiana culture and the history of New Orleans in his examination of the ubiquitous sugar kettles, seen all over Louisiana.  There are at least three sugar kettles on Lucky Bean’s Garden District tour, and three on…

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February 16, 2017

Women in History–Henriette deLille

Suzanne Stone, creator of Lucky Bean Tours’ French Quarter Fascinatin’ Women tour, continues her series of blog contributions profiling women in history.  This week, Suzanne examines three American women who have become Catholic saints, and one, Henriette deLille, who is on her way to becoming a saint. deLille was born in New Orleans and we…

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February 15, 2017

The J.B.V. Jourdain tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #1

Guests on my walking tours often ask me to recommend books about New Orleans history, and this is a subject I can surely address. One of the great books about New Orleans is The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case by Michael A. Ross.  Not only an account of the 1870 kidnapping of a toddler and the investigation…

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February 14, 2017

Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans

  David Feldman, our guide on the JFK/Oswald Conspiracy Theory Tour, provides us with some of the facts surrounding Lee Harvey Oswald’s time in New Orleans before the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963. For an even more in-depth foray into this mystery, and to walk in the steps of Oswald, join David on his…

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January 5, 2017

Women in History — Joan of Arc, Maid of Orleans

Suzanne Stone, creator of the French Quarter Fascinatin’ Women Tour, continues her Wednesday profiles of important women in history with this overview of the life of Joan of Arc. This week, New Orleans kicks off Carnival Season with the annual Joan of Arc Parade in the French Quarter. The woman who became Saint Joan d’Arc was born…

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January 4, 2017

The tomb of Robert E. Lee Oswald, father of Lee Harvey Oswald

One of the most unique and fascinating of the New Orleans walking tours is the JFK/Oswald Conspiracy Theory Tour, in which we examine the intriguing connection of Lee Harvey Oswald to his home city of New Orleans. Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin in the 1963 slaying of President John F. Kennedy, was only 24…

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January 2, 2017