A house in the Faubourg Marigny of New Orleans (Photograph by Mark J. Sindler/Louisiana State Museums)

Faubourg Marigny Walking Tour: The Triangle

Fri, Feb 16, 2024
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
New Orleans
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint

Did you know that New Orleans used to have streets named “Love,” “Craps,” and “Good Children?” These fanciful names were designated by the colorful Bernard de Marigny when he subdivided his plantation in the early 1800s to form the city’s first primarily residential subdivision, Faubourg Marigny. Join the Friends of the Cabildo as we explore this fascinating area adjacent to the French Quarter. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a city-designated historic district, Faubourg Marigny has many well-preserved nineteenth-century Creole cottages, a style popular with immigrants from Saint-Domingue, as well as the Creoles and free people of color who flocked to the new faubourg. 

We will also tour Esplanade Avenue, one of the boundaries of Faubourg Marigny. Esplanade Avenue, originally the site of fortifications built by the French and Spanish colonial governments, was transformed after the Louisiana Purchase into a grand European-style boulevard with palatial townhouses and mansions flanking a wide neutral ground with stately live oaks.

This walking tour departs from the New Orleans Jazz Museums at 400 Esplanade Avenue (Esplanade side gates).

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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