Enjoy an informative and entertaining walking tour through the French Quarter of New Orleans. Your tour will begin with the birthplace of New Orleans, the Mississippi River. You will continue through the French Market, the oldest open-air market in the nation.

Next, you will visit the Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop to hear the dramatic tales of legendary pirate Jean Lafitte and his "Baratarians," determining what is fiction and what is fact.

After a stop at the famous Café Du Monde for coffee and beignets, your tour will take you to historic Jackson Square with its splendid architecture, including St. Louis Cathedral, focal point of the Crescent City and one of the country's oldest places of worship.

  • Each site is ADA accessible, but the sidewalks in the French Quarter can be uneven and troublesome. They rarely feature ramps in lieu of curbs, which may cause problems for individuals in wheelchairs. Contact Ashley Stagg, NOCCI, New Orleans Convention Company, at 504-293-2656 to assist with your needs.
Tour Dates/Times
Friday, November 7, 9:15am-12:15pm
Saturday, November 8, 9:15am-12:15pm
Monday, November 10, 9:15am-12:15pm

Registration Costs
Fun Bucks: 1
Fee: $27.00 per person

Tickets for this tour will be available online through the conference registration between May 7 and October 17. After October 17, tickets must be purchased on site, pending space availability.