Art displayed on a home in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. (Mark J. Sindler/Louisiana State Museums)

Bywater Walking Tour

Fri, Mar 15, 2024
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
New Orleans
The Cabildo

Over the course of three hundred years, the Upper Ninth Ward—now The Bywater—has evolved from a site of colonial plantations to an area of industrial import to a vibrant working-class neighborhood. The Friends of the Cabildo invite all to explore the industrial riverfront-turned-urban park in this special walking tour of the neighborhood.

This walking tour departs from the Hotel Peter and Paul at 2317 Burgundy Street.

So, put on your best walking shoes, bring a bottle of water, and a good camera, and join us for a special walking tour! Our walking tours are conducted by city-licensed guides and emphasize the history, architecture, and folklore of this fascinating city. Tour proceeds benefit the Friends of the Cabildo, a non-profit volunteer group organized in 1956 to provide support for Louisiana State Museums.

Tour tickets include admission to the 1850 House Museum. At the 1850 House, visitors can also purchase tickets to the nearby Cabildo, Presbytère, and the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint.

Tickets are limited to 15 spots for each tour, reservations are required, and tickets must be reserved before the day of the tour. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $20 for Friends of the Cabildo or Louisiana Museum Foundation members. Visit the Friends of the Cabildo website to reserve your spot today! 


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