Treme Cultural Tour (Photograph by Mark J. Sindler/Louisiana State Museums)

Treme Cultural Walking Tour

Fri, Mar 01, 2024
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
New Orleans
The Cabildo

This walking tour of Treme provides a rich, detailed perspective on one of the city’s oldest and most storied neighborhoods. Originally known as “back of town,” the old Creole feel of Treme makes it easy to imagine the early 1800s multicultural community formed by immigrants, free people of color, and refugees from Saint-Domingue. An important center of the city’s African-American and Creole culture, Treme is the cherished home of fourth and fifth-generation residents who strive to maintain the area’s cultural and social traditions. We will trace the origin and development of Treme through the amazing nineteenth-century architecture (including Creole cottages, townhouses, and shotgun houses), geography, and urban influences dating from the subdivision of this land by Claude Treme in the 1790s to the present day.

This walking tour departs from Treme Coffee House at 1501 St. Philip 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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