xperience a memorable two-hour walking tour in one of the oldest communities in the United States, the historic Vieux Carre in New Orleans. Tours are conducted by city licensed guides and emphasize the history, architecture, and folklore of this fascinating city.
DAILY TOURS: Monday 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. No tours on State Holidays. Tours start at the 1850 House Museum Store at 523 St. Ann St. on Jackson Square. No reservations are needed. Tickets may be purchased in advance. Please arrive 5 minutes before tour start.
Customized tours of this historic area, including the city, historic homes, courtyards, the Garden District, plantations, or other tours may be arranged for groups of 10 or more, prepaid 30 days in advance.
Shop at the Friends of the Cabildo 1850 House Museum Store and/or the Cabildo Museum Store for books and unique mementos of your visit to New Orleans. The tour fees entitle participants to a 15% discount off 1850 House Musuem store purchases.
Tour proceeds and store proceeds benefit the Friends of the Cabildo, which is a non-profit volunteer group organized in 1956 to provide support for the Louisiana State Museum. There are six museums in the New Orleans French Quarter that are operated by the Louisiana State Museum System. The Cabildo traces the history of the city, while the Presbytere and the Arsenal display exhibits of local interest. The 1850 House shows life as it was in mid-1800 New Orleans and The Old Mint presents two of New Orleans most unique institutions, Mardi Gras and jazz. The recently reopened "Madam John's Legacy," a French Colonial home, focuses on folkart. All proceeds from our tours and other fund raising activities aid in the support of these historic sites.The Friends of the Cabildo offices are located in the historic Creole House at 619 St. Peter Street. Address written inquiries to