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Self-guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery #2

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Self-Guided Tour of St Louis Cemetery #2 Note: St. Louis Cemetery #2 is owned by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and is still an active cemetery. Although this self-guided tour focuses on the stories of New Orleans history and culture that can be learned from the cemetery, it is still first and foremost a sacred…

Self-guided French Quarter Food Tour

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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…

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

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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…

A self-guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery #1

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***IMPORTANY: 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…

A Little New Orleans Coffee History

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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…

The Sugar Kettles of New Orleans

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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…

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

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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…

Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans

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  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…

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

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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…

Women in History- Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy

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Suzanne Stone is a Lucky Bean walking tour guide and creator of the original French Quarter Fascinatin’ Women Tour, a New Orleans walking tour that focuses on the remarkable women who built, shaped, saved, and preserved New Orleans’ French Quarter during its 300-year existence.  Suzanne is starting a Wednesday discussion of some remarkable women in history.  For…