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New Orleans: Mafia, Sex, And All That Jazz Walking Tour

New Orleans: Mafia, Sex, And All That Jazz Walking Tour

From US$ 35 per person

Go on a two-hour walking tour through the French Quarter and meet New Orleans’ rogues and roués, mobsters and madams. See the notorious Storyville area and, of course, Bourbon Street. Get a feel for the decadent early 20th century heyday of New Orleans.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Immerse yourself in the turbulent history of New Orleans, the pleasure-seeking center of early 20th century America
  • Get acquainted with a bunch of colorful New Orleans characters
  • Discover the notorious Storyville and Bourbon Street
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For the past 300 years New Orleans has hung precariously to the lower lip of a country that doesn’t know quite what to make of it. Known for a culture of decadence that was unprincipled and downright sinful at times, the New Orleans of old was a place where foreign cultures mixed and the castoffs of society found a home. Join your friendly local guide for a two-hour walking tour through the epicenter of it all: the French Quarter.  Learn about iconic local personages like Silver Dollar Sam, Diamond Jim, Emma Johnson and her House of All Nations, and Norma Wallace. Walk down Bourbon Street at the historic heart of the French Quarter crammed with bars and strip clubs. Explore the area where Storyville was located and learn about the history of the legendary tenderloin district that beckoned all comers between 1898 and 1917. Meet the King Fish, Governor Huey Long, who fathered modern Louisiana through patronage and payoffs. He might have become President — if he hadn’t been assassinated. Due to its adult content, you must be at least 18 years old to take this tour. 
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Children under 18 years
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Please meet your guide at French Truck Coffee 217, Chartres Street

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Water
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets

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    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour
    • Please bring water, a hat, comfortable shoes, and protect yourself from the rain if necessary
    • Tours operate rain or shine
    • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, this activity will now be a private experience
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    Dave took us through the history of the Mafia and the prostitution ring in the City

    July 1, 2021

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