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Tour Tremé: African American & Creole History Tour

Product ID: 13367
Explore the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans to learn about the history of jazz and the civil rights movement. You'll visit a laundromat that’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Slave.
About this activity
Duration: 1.45 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the center of New Orleans Creole culture
  • Visit the birthplace of jazz and the modern brass band tradition
  • See locations from the HBO series "Tremé"
Full description
Take a guided walking tour of Tremé, the birthplace of New Orleans jazz and the center of the city’s Creole culture. Your licensed guide, a local historian, will tell you about this vibrant neighborhood’s African-American history and the rise of the civil rights movement.

As you explore this area, you’ll visit St. Augustine Church, The Tomb of the Unknown Slave, and the only laundromat that made its way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Jelly Roll Morton, Alphonse Picou, and Trombone Shorty are just some of the New Orleans jazz greats who were born here.

Along the way you’ll see locations from the set of the HBO series Tremé and learn about the city’s modern brass band tradition. Today this neighborhood is still home to musicians as well as artists and craftsmen who contribute to the development of the ongoing neighborhood story.
  • Tour conducted by licensed guide who is a local historian
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips and gratuities

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Meeting point

The meeting point for the tour is The Voodoo Lounge, 718 N. Rampart St., on the corner of N. Rampart Street and Orleans Street. The tour starts from this point at the top of the French Quarter.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
For your comfort we recommend comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Enthusiastic guide, but too talkative about her personal life.

Dartanya spent too much time spent in Armstrong Park standing and talking, and I realized later that we didn’t see Armstrong’s statue! Less time was available to walk the neighborhood. A laundromat referred to in the tour description was not pointed out, not sure what the significance was. The Petit Jazz Museum was a delight, but it wasn’t clear on tour description or guide that the tour was ending there for presentation by Alvin Jackson.

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July 24, 2019

The tour was amazing!

The tour guide, Dartanya Croff, PHENOMENAL. Never have I seen someone so passionate about her craft and her city. She was intense and whimsical; but more importantly her heartfelt empathy for her people and her community. When sharing her story, you could see her tears but feel the joy that she exuded because she"s a living, breathing product of NOLA! You Rock!

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July 21, 2019


It was wonderful to balance out the French Quarters’ tours that leave out Treme’. Dartanya brought to light the Black history and people of Treme’. The monument to the unknown slave was a moving experience. I wish all tours included the Treme’ area so Americans can take a complete history of New Orleans.

April 19, 2019

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French Quarter Phantoms LLC

Product ID: 13367