Music Gumbo - Walking Tour History of New Orleans' jazz and popular music 2PM

A two-hour guided walking tour through the French Quarter, across Rampart Street and into Louis Armstrong Jazz Park to a place called Congo Square where American music was born. With every story your music tour guide will play a snippet of music related to the story, mostly original recordings.

The Music Gumbo tour tells a surprising 300-year history of New Orleans’ birthing of jazz, nurturing of rhythm ‘n’ blues and the hits from America first rock ‘n’ roll recording studio. The music that made that Gumbo reaches back a century and a half earlier to 1750s French colonists granting slaves freedom on Sundays. 18th, 19th and 20th – opera, gospel and songs sung by bawdy sailors in saloons near the Mississippi River docks. The most amazing story is that it all happened in the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods.

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  • What's included :
    • Tour Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Preservation Hall
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

    The first half of the tour takes place in the scenic French Quarter, the original city

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Preservation Hall, 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182

    We stop in front of Preservation Hall and explain the importance of preserving jazz, an oral tradition

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3086

    We will go to Congo Square in Armstrong Park

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Congo Square, 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA


  • Departure Point :
    800 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by New Orleans Music Tours LLC

Activity ID: V-72024P3

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