Explore the Marigny neighborhood & it's architecture
- 2 hr2 hours
- 35 US dollars$35
- 400 Esplanade Avenue
Take a step back in time to the city’s first suburb, The Faubourg Marigny. The Marigny became the home to a diverse group of people including Haitian refugees, European immigrants – largely Irish and German folks, and Free People of Color who were local to the area. This tour with DuPont & Company and Nola Tours discusses downriver New Orleans Architecture from the early 1800s to the present. As the Marigny was a working class neighborhood, the tour focuses on tiny tropical colored Shotgun and Creole Cottages (and tips on how to tell them apart). Also featured on this tour are some more identifiable “American Styles” that can be found on Esplanade Avenue that include fashionable Greek Revival and Italianate features. The neighborhood comes alive with stories of the people who lived here and the architects who designed these incredible homes. On this tour you will find out who the Creoles were and why they frequently clashed with the recently arriving Americans. You will also learn about Bernard De Marigny, the neighborhood’s most famous Creole and how he influenced the area to become one of our most unique neighborhoods. Be sure to book now to reserve your spot today!
To cancel you must give us 24 hours notice. rescheduling can be redone up to 2 hours prior to tour
New Orleans, La New Orleans, LA, USA